I am a PhD candidate in the Computer Science department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Currently I am a research assistant in the Open Systems Laboratory under supervision of my advisor, Professor Gul Agha. I passed my PhD proposal exam in summer 2012 and expect to graduate in summer 2013.
My research interests include wireless and distributed systems, mobile computing, wireless sensor networks, and green computing
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Ph.D., Department of Computer Science, August 2008 - Present
Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
- Master of Science in Information Technology - Computer Networks, September 2006 - March 2008
Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
- Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering - Software Engineering, September 2001 - December 2005
Research Intern, Microsoft Research, Mountain View, CA, Oct-Dec 2012.
Research Intern, Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, June-Sept 2012.
Software Development Engineer (SDE) Intern, Microsoft, Redmond, WA, May-Aug 2010.
Research Assistant, Open Systems Laboratory, UIUC, September 2008-present.
I have been working on the design and implementation of middleware services for wireless sensor network applications. In my thesis I focus on the problem of software development for large-scale WSSN applications. In this work, we have an application-centric view in that the ultimate goal is the satisfaction of
requirements of dynamic WSSN applications.
- Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) with Wireless Smart Sensor Networks:
This project is in collaboration with Smart Structures Technology Laboratory in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UIUC. SHM involves using a dense array of sensors to monitor the structural health of bridges, and is a promising technique to provide spatial and quantitative information regarding structural damage, and determine the health condition of a civil structure; sensor networks can enable us to monitor a civil structure at much finer temporal and spatial granularity. A critical problem in using WSNs for SHM is that information must be transmitted between different wireless nodes in a timely and energy efficient manner despite dynamically varying environmental conditions and weak radios. This requires limiting the range of the radios and using multi-hop communication. I have developed a new method for reliable, any-to-any multi-hop communication for SHM applications that takes into account the topology and link quality to optimize the throughput while minimizing the energy consumption, and latency.
I have also developed a Dynamic Voltage Scaling (DVS)-based energy management technique that takes clock synchronization error and re-synchronization energy cost into account.
You can find more about our SHM project here:
The New York Times
Communications of the ACM
Engineering at Illinois
- Environmental Monitoring with Wireless Smart Sensor Networks:
This project is collaboration with agricultural and environmental engineers. For this project, we have deployed a wireless sensor network that measurese soil moisture at fixed intervals. In each interval, if the data is interesting in some respect,
e.g. it contains a deviation from the model-predicted behavior, it is stored and periodically aggregated at an Internet-connected base station, where it can be further processed and categorized.
P. Moinzadeh, K. Mechitov, R. Shiftehfar, T. Abdelzaher, G. Agha, B.F Spencer, The Time-keeping Anomaly of Energy-saving Sensors: Manifestation, Solution, and a Structural Monitoring Case Study, in 9th Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad
Hoc Communications and Networks (SECON), Seoul, Korea,, June 2012. Best Paper Award.
P. Moinzadeh, K. Mechitov, G. Agha, Link Quality Estimation for Data-Intensive Sensor Network Applications, Tech Report, University of Illinois,, Aug. 2011.
M. R. Gartia, B. Braunschweig, T. W. Chang, P. Moinzadeh, B. S. Minsker, G. Agha, A. Wieckowski and G. L. Liu, Micro Electronic Wireless Nitrate Sensor Network for EnvironmentalWater
Monitoring, accepted to Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 2012.
J. Hongki, S. H. Sim, K. Mechitov, R. Kim, P. Moinzadeh, B. F. Spencer, S. Cho, H. J. Jung, C.B. Yun, J. Rice, T. Nagayama, Hybrid Wireless Smart Sensor Network for Full-scale Structural Health Monitoring of a Cable-stayed Bridge," in Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for
Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems, vol. 7981, no. 1, 2011.
T. Nagayama, P. Moinzadeh, K. Mechitov, M. Ushita, N. Makihata, M. Ieiri, G. Agha, B. F.
Spencer, Jr., Y. Fujino and J. Seo, "Reliable Multi-hop Communication for Structural Health
Monitoring," in Special Issue of Smart Structures and Systems on Wireless Sensors for Civil Infrastructure Monitoring, 2010, link to the journal.
M. M. H. Khan, H. K. Le, M. LeMay, P. Moinzadeh, L.Wang, Y. Yang, D. K. Noh, T. Abdelzaher,
C. A. Gunter, J. Han, X. Jin, Diagnostic Powertracing for Sensor Node Failure Analysis,
in the International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN), 2010.
R. Moraveji, P. Moinzadeh, H. Sarbazi-Azad, A.Y. Zomaya, Multi-Spanning Tree Zone-Ordered Label-Based Routing Algorithms for Irregular Topologies, in IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 2009.
Navid Imani, Hamid Sarbazi-Azad, Albert Y. Zomaya, Parya Moinzadeh, Detecting Threats in Star Graphs, in IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 474-483, Apr. 2009.
R. Moraveji, P. Moinzadeh, H. Sarbazi-Azad, A General Approach for Analytical Modeling of Irregular NoCs, in International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing with Appli-
cations, 2008. ISPA '08, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 327-334, Apr. 2009.
P. Moinzadeh, H. Sarbazi-azad, Resource Placement in the Edge Product of Graphs, in proceedings of 22nd International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications
(AINA 2008), pp. 212 - 218, March 2008, Okinawa, Japan.
P. Moinzadeh, H. Sarbazi-azad, N. Yazdani, Resource Placement in Cube Connected Cycles , in proceedings of 9th International Symposium on Parallel Architectures, Algorithms and Networks (I-SPAN 2008), pp. 83-89, May 2008, Sydney, Australia.
Department of Computer Science
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2107 Thomas M. Siebel Center,
201 N Goodwin Ave,
Urbana, IL 61801
email: my user name is moinzad1 and the domain is illinois.edu.