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Engineer Computer Engineering

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
January 28, 2018

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Sanika Kapale (412)-***-****


To contribute in the field of wireless communication, networks and spectrum sharing techniques in the capacity of an engineer. EDUCATION

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA May 2018 Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (QPA 3.62/4.0)

- Coursework: DSRC-V2V Communication (Research Assistant), Wireless Communication, Cyber-Physical Networks*, Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing (DARPA Spectrum Challenge), Policies for Wireless Systems *Spring 2018 Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), India May 2016 Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communication (Secured CGPA 8.7/10.0)

- Receiver of Outstanding Achievement Award. Sports Secretary in Student Council MIT.

- Certification of Recognition from Texas Instruments India in TI Innovation Challenge India 2015. SKILLS/CERTIFICATIONS

- Programming Languages: MATLAB (Advanced), C (Advanced), Python (Advanced), C++ (basic)

- Framework/Library: OMNeT++, NS3, SUMO (SUMO 0.29.0) Simulator, Simulink

- Certifications: CCNA Routing and Switching (ongoing), CCNA Wireless (ongoing) PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA May 2017–Present Research Assistant – Virtual Traffic Lights (VTL)

- Implemented communication between Roadside and On-board DSRC radio unit (using Cohda’s MK5 radio set) to demonstrate real-time signal preemptive traffic light state transmission

- Designed a parametric model for real-life traffic system and performed discrete-time simulations to analyze the performance of current autonomous vehicle technology in SUMO 0.29.0 framework in Python 2.7 AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna, Austria June - July 2015 Project Intern

- Performed Smart Grid simulation using OMNeT++ framework by applying IEC 61850 specification and analyzed the model as a part of EU-sponsored SPARKS project

- Implemented Onion-routing algorithm on TCP protocols to improve cyber security Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co Ltd, Mumbai, India June – July 2014 Summer Intern

- Conducted research of the network infrastructure of security systems of IP cameras, encoders and digital video recorders used in Video Management Systems (VMS)


Multi-agent Collaborative Intelligent Radio Design for spectrum coexistence Nov 2017 Carnegie Mellon University

- Designed a reconfigurable radio to detect the channel occupancy, identify the modulation type and decode the incoming signal with 100% accuracy

- Designed multi-agent game to perform collaborative spectrum access, using AI techniques and machine-learning tools for CSMA/CA implementation in practical spectrum sharing Coded-OFDM Wireless Transmission Nov 2017

Carnegie Mellon University

- Designed 16-QAM, 1 2 rate 4-state Trellis-encoded, 128 subcarrier OFDM MATLAB transceiver using USRP radio

- Successfully decoded using Viterbi algorithm, and achieved a Bit Error Rate (BER) of zero Single-round Multi-Unit Combinatorial Auctions for Bandwidth Reservations May 2017 Carnegie Mellon University

- Implemented greedy algorithms in python for winner determination strategy as a multidimensional 0/1 knapsack Spectrum Policies for Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) May 2017 Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

- Performed packet-level simulation of the DSRC/WiFi shared spectrum on NS3 C++ library to measure the throughput variance with spectrum requirement

Publication: “Spectrum Policies for Intelligent Transportation Systems”, TPRC 45: The 45th Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy, 2017. Augmenting the range of UAV using Multi-hop Relay Communication May 2016 Department of Aeronautics and Automobile, Manipal University

- Designed, assembled and implemented communication to transmit real-time images and video with Remote Video Terminal payload using TS832-RS832 radio communication. Design and Assembly of Global Positioning System May 2014 Manipal University

- Constructed a portable and economical GPS model to extract the NMEA sequence, using Arduino Uno (UART)

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