I received my PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley, where my advisor was . I am interested in information and control theory, wireless communications, crowdsourcing, brain-machine interfaces, EECS education and many other things.

In Spring 2015, I was a Lecturer in the EECS department at , designing and teaching the new first-year classes EECS16A and EECS16B.

Before my PhD, I was lucky to work with Jose Carmena at UC Berkeley for my MS, and I had a wonderful UROP experience in George Verghese's group as an undergrad at MIT.



Information and control theory

Protocol design for wireless control


Programmable optical networks for datacenters

ProjecToR: Agile Reconfigurable Datacenter Interconnect
Monia Ghobadi, Ratul Mahajan, Amar Phanishayee, H. Rastegarfar, P. Blanche, M. Glick, D. Kilper, Janardhan Kulkarni, Gireeja Ranade, and Nikhil Devanur

Neuroscience and brain-machine interfaces

Cardiovascular Modeling and Prediction

Model Based Estimation of Cardiac Output and Total Peripheral Resistance
Tushar A. Parlikar, Thomas Heldt, Gireeja Ranade and George Verghese
Computers in Cardiology, October 2007




Undergraduate mentoring

Govind Ramnarayan
Value of future information in control over lossy networks
Currently CS PhD student at MIT.
Sahaana Suri
Wireless protocol design for low-latency high-reliability control applications
Finalist, CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award 2015. Currently EE PhD student at Stanford.
Ena Hariyoshi
Geometric interpretations of the value of information in certain systems with varying parameters
CSoI Channels Scholar 2014-2015, 2015-2016. Starting her PhD at MIT in Fall 2016.
Leah Dickstein
Effects of delay and quantization in control systems
CSoI Channels Scholar 2015-2016. Currently third year at UC Berkeley.