UCSB Engineering

Volkan Rodoplu

Associate Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Volkan Rodoplu

Contacts

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9560

tel: (805) 893-7277
fax: (805) 893-3262
vrodoplu@ece.ucsb.edu

Personal web site

Research Description

I am currently working on 4 projects: (1) Protocol Design and Optimization for Wireless Networks, (2) Underwater Wireless Networks, (3) Quality-of-Service in Mobile Wireless Networks, (4) Energy-Efficient Wireless Sensor Networks.

Research Groups

Biography

Volkan Rodoplu received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University in 1996 and his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1998. He worked for Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) in the summer of 1998, on multiuser detection and interference cancellation algorithms, and for Tensilica, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) in 2000 and 2001, on turbo decoding algorithms and architectures for reconfigurable processors. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2003 and subsequently joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UCSB as an Assistant Professor. His area of expertise is Wireless Communications and Networking. His current research focuses on: (1) Protocol Design and Optimization for Wireless Networks, (2) Quality of Service in Mobile Networks, (3) Underwater Wireless Networks, (4) Energy-Efficient Wireless Sensor and Ad Hoc Networks. He is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award (2007), UC Regents' Junior Faculty Fellowship (2006), Department of Electrical Engineering Outstanding Service Award at Stanford (2000), B.George B. Wood Legacy Prize (1996), and G. David Forney Prize (1996), and the John W. Tukey Award (1995).

Awards/Honors

  • NSF CAREER Award, 2007
  • UC Regents' Junior Faculty Fellowship, 2006
  • Stanford University Outstanding Service Award, 2000
  • Stanford Graduate Fellowship, 1997
  • G. D. Forney Prize (Princeton), 1996
  • George B. Wood Legacy Prize (Princeton), 1996
  • John W. Tukey Award (American Statistical Association), 1995

Selected Publications

See complete list of publications
  • Folding: A Method for Semantic Encoding of Error-Tolerant Data, Proc. ACM Workshop on Underwater Networks (WUWNET), Sep. 2007, web link
  • Core Capacity Region of Portable Wireless Networks, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 6, Nov. 2007, pp.3897-3901, Min Kyoung Park, and Volkan Rodoplu, web link
  • Algorithms for the MIMO Single Relay Channel, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 6, issue 5, May 2007, pp. 1596-1600, Taehyuk Kang, and Volkan Rodoplu, web link
  • Core Capacity Region of Energy-Limited Delay-Tolerant Wireless Networks, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 6, May 2007, pp. 1844-1853, Volkan Rodoplu, and Teresa H. Meng, web link
  • Energy Maps for Large-Scale, Mobile Wireless Networks, Proc. IEEE International Communications Conference, Jun. 2007, web link
  • UWAN-MAC: An Energy-Efficient MAC Protocol for Underwater Acoustic Wireless Networks, IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, vol. 32, no. 3, Jul. 2007, pp.710-720, Min Kyoung Park, and Volkan Rodoplu, web link
  • Bits-per-Joule Capacity of Energy-Limited Wireless Networks, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Feb. 2007, Vol. 6, No. 3, 2007, pp. 857-865, V. Rodoplu and T. H. Meng, web link
  • An Energy-Efficient MAC Protocol for Underwater Wireless Acoustic Networks, Proceedings IEEE/MTS OCEANS 2005, 2005, Volkan Rodoplu and Min Kyoung Park, web link
  • Minimum Energy Mobile Wireless Networks, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Aug. 1999, 1999, V. Rodoplu and T. H. Meng, web link