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 new children's book. It's aimed at ages 8 to 12. It teaches a little bit about error correction
coding and other concepts in wireless communications in the form of 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.
The book is available from Amazon and from the UCSD bookstore.
Here's what one parent wrote to me:
Thank you for writing a fine book "The Secret Code Menace".
I saw it for sale at ISIT last week and bought a copy. My 8-year old son loved it!
It's a great way to introduce Hamming codes to the younger audience. The math is still a bit advanced for him, but my son had a great time sending and correcting secret messages.
Some of my past projects are:
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Send email to me.
Pamela Cosman / firstname.lastname@example.org