Pamela Cosman

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Faculty Equity Adviser
Jacobs School of Engineering

University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0407
La Jolla, CA 92093-0407

I am Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. I joined UCSD in July of 1995. Prior to that, I was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Minnesota, and a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. I received my Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1993 and my B.S.E.E. from the California Institute of Technology in 1987. At UCSD, I was the Director of the Center for Wireless Communications from 2006 to 2008, and the Associate Dean for Students of the Jacobs School of Engineering from 2013 to 2016. I am also affiliated with the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology. I do research on image and video compression, wireless communications, and image and video processing.

This is my first children's book. It's for ages 9 to 12. It teaches a little bit about error correction coding and other concepts in wireless communications through a fictional story.

Kids are passing secret messages in school, which gets them in trouble at school when someone changes one bit in the message. But when there's a hostage crisis in a bank, the error correction code ends up playing an unexpected role.

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The book is available from Amazon and from the UCSD bookstore.