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CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Bane Vasic

The University of Arizona

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Department of Mathematics

Bio5 Institute for Collaborative Bioresearch

Tel: +1 520-626-5550

E-mail: vasic@ece.arizona.edu

Web: http://www.ece.arizona.edu/~vasic

 

 

 

EMPLOYMENT

 

The University of Arizona, Tucson, 2000-present

      Professor of Electrical Engineering and Mathematics

Bell Laboratories, 1998-2000

      Member of Technical Staff

Kodak Research Laboratories, Eastman Kodak, 1997-1998

      Senior Research Scientist

Rochester Institute of Technology, 1996-1997

      Research Fellow

University of Nis, Serbia, 1994-1996

     Assistant Professor

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Nis, Serbia, March 1994

      The youngest Doctor at University of Nis, School of Engineering.

M. S. (Electrical Engineering), University of Nis, Serbia, December 1991

Dipl.-Ing. in Electrical Engineering, University of Nis, Serbia, June 1989

      Award for student with the largest GPA at the University.

      One of three scholarship holders of Serbian Academy of Science and Arts from the University of Nis

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

Communications, Coding Theory, Magnetic and Optical Recording, Optical Communications, Applications of Coding Theory in Biology and Physics

 

 

SUMMARY OF RESEARCH FUNDING LEVELS

 

     Agency                           Total $  

NSF

     NSF-TF                           300,000

     NSF-ECCS                        325,000

     NSF-TF                             30,000

     NSF-ITR                        2,500,000

     NSF-CCR                          225,000

     NSF CCR-REU                     18,000

NSF ITR-REU                        6,000

 

Seagate Technology

Seagate HAMR                  204,000

Seagate                            30,000

Seagate                            46,000

Seagate                            54,000

Seagate                            45,000

 

Information Storage Industry Consortium

(INSIC)

     INSIC EHDR                       35,000

     INSIC EHDR                       35,000

     INSIC EHDR                       30,000

     INSIC EHDR                       83,000

     INSIC EHDR                       54,000

     INSIC EHDR                       45,000

     INSIC EHDR                       15,000

     INSIC TAPE                       30,000

     INSIC TAPE                       45,000

     INSIC-EHDR                       30,000

 

     Total (five years)              4,500,000

 

 

FUNDED RESEARCH HISTORY

 

NSF

Error Correction Algorithms for DNA Repair: Inference, Analysis, and Intervention

NSF-TF, 9/1/08-8/31/11, $300,000

Multiplexing, Modulation, Coding and Detection Technologies

Enabling Hybrid RF-Optical and Microwave-Optical Communications

NSF-ECCS, 8/1/07-7/31/10, $325,000

Error Correction Systems for Nano-Scale Fault-Tolerant Memories

NSF-TF, 10/1/06-9/30/09, $300,000

Constrained and Error Control Codes for DNA Computers

NSF-CCR, 9/1/05-8/31/06, $30,000

Forward Error Correction Codes for Next Generation Optical Networks

          NSF-ITR, 9/03-8/08, $2,500,000 (with a team of five PIs)

Low-Density Parity Check Codes for Ultra-High Speed Communciations Systems

          NSF-CCR,8/01-7/06, $225,000

Research Experience for Undergraduates

          NSF-CCR and NSF-ITR, 8/04-8/07, $24,000

 

Seagate Technology

Codes and Detectors for Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording

          Seagate Technology, INSIC-HAMR, 4/04-1/08, $204,000

Spectrum Shaping Codes for Perpendicular Magnetic Recording Systems

         Seagate Technology, 4/01-4/02, $30,000

Constrained Codes for Perpendicular Magnetic Recording Systems

          Seagate Technology, 8/01-6/03, $54,000

Combinatorial Construction of Low-Density Parity Check Codes

          Seagate Technology, 5/01-5/02, $46,000

Information Storage Industry Consortium (INSIC)

Detection and Coding for Two-dimensional Magnetic Recording

            INSIC, 10/08-10/09, $17,500

Continuing Research on LDPC Codes with Low Error-Floors

            INSIC, 10/05-10/06, $15,000

Toward the Ideal LDPC Code: Large dmin, High Rate, Efficiently Encodable/Decodable

          INSIC,1/04-12/04, $15,000

Advancing LDPC Code Design, Analysis, and Decoding

          INSIC-EHDR, 1/03-12/03, $45,000

Low Complexity Coding Schemes For 1 Tbit/In2 Perpendicular Recording

         INSIC, 1/01-12/01, $54,000

Structured Iteratively Decodable Codes for Magnetic Recording

         INSIC, 11/00-10/01, $83,250

Advanced LDPC Code Design and Analysis for High-Density Tape Recorders

          INSIC, 1/03-12/03, $30,000 

LDPC Code Design and Analysis for High-Density Tape Recorders

           INSIC, 1/02-12/02, $45,000 

 

 

PROJECTS FUNDED BY INTERNAL FUNDS

 

Media Pipe

with James LEBlanc, Lulea Institute of Technology, Sweden, 2/04-5/06

Application of Statistical Physics to Coding Theory

with M. Cherkov, LANL, University of Arizona, 6/03-6/08

Two-Dimensional Abstract Dynamical Systems

with O. Milenkovic-University of Colorado, Boulder, University of Arizona, 1/00-1/05

Sensor Networks

University of Arizona, 1/04-6/04

Peak Constrained Codes for OFDM

EU, James LeBlanc, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden, 9/00-6/02

Quantization

University of Nis, Yugoslavia, YSF, 1/02-1/04

Iterative Decoding and Belief Propagation in Graphs

Bell Laboratories, 5/98-3/00

Timing Recovery in Partial Response Systems with Very Low SNRs

Bell Laboratories, 3/99-3/00

Coding and Signal Processing for 100Gb/in2 Magnetic Disk Drive

Bell Laboratories, INSIC, 12/99-12/98

Two-Dimensional Coding for Photographic Applications

Kodak Research Laboratories, 1/97-3/98

Ultra High Capacity Digital Video Disc

Kodak Research Laboratories, NIST, 1/97-2/97

Coding for Nonbinary Recording Channels

RIT, NSF, 9/95-2/96

Advanced Coding and Signal Processing for High Density Optical Recording

RIT, Optex Communications, NSF, 6/95-2/96

Application of the Graph Theory to Telecommunications

University of Nis, Yugoslav Scientific Foundation, 1/96-1/97

Modulation Coding for Optical Communications and Storage

University of Nis, Yugoslav Scientific Foundation, 1/96-1/98

Signal Processing and Applications in Telecommunications

University of Nis, Yugoslav Scientific Foundation, 1/94-1/96

Digital Telecommunications

University of Nis, Yugoslav Scientific Foundation, 1/92-31/94

 

PROFFESIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 2000-present

   Editorial Board Member

IEEE International Conference on Communications ICC 2009, Dresden, Germany, June 14-18, 2009.

Communication Theory Symposium

   Technical Program Committee Member

IEEE Global Communications Conference, Globecom 2009

   Technical Program Committee Member

5th International Symposium on Turbo Codes & Related Topics 2008, Lausanne, Switzerland, Sept. 2-5, 2008.

   Technical Program Committee Member.

IEEE Global Communications Conference, Globecom 2007, Washington, DC, Nov. 26-30, 2007

   Technical Program Committee Member

IEEE Communication Theory Workshop, CTW 2007, Sedona, Arizona, May 20-23, 2007

   General Co-Chair

IEEE International Conference on Communications ICC 2006, Istanbul, Turkey, June 12-16, 2006.

Communication Theory Symposium

   Symposium Co-Chair

IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2005. Seoul Korea, May, 16-20  2005.

Communication Theory Symposium

   Technical Program Chair

IEEE Communication Theory Workshop, CTW 2002

   Technical Program Chair

Los Alamos Workshop on Applications of Statistical Physics to Coding Theory, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Jan. 10-12, 2005.

   Co-Organizer,Technical Program Chair

The Annual Best Paper Award Committee sponsored by the IEEE

Communications Society (Signal Processing and Coding for Data Storage )

   Committee Member

Rutgers University Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical

Computer Science (DIMACS), Workshop on Theoretical Advances in Information Recording, 2004

Co-Organizer, General Co-Chair

DIMACS Workgroup on Theoretical Advances in Information Recording, 2004

       Co-Organizer, General Co-Chair

IEEE Communications Theory Workshop, CTW 2003, Mesa Arizona, April 6-9, 2003

   Co-Organizer

Information Storage Industry Consortium

Extremely High Density Recording Group Spring 2002 Quarterly Meeting

   Co-Organizer

CRC Handbook of Computer Engineering, 2001

   Chapter Editor, the chapter title: Read channels for magnetic recording.

CRC Handbook of Coding and Signal Processing for Magnetic Recording Systems, 2002-2004

   Book Co-Editor

CRC Handbook of Advanced Error Control Techniques for Data Storage Systems, 2004-2006

   Book Co-Editor

14th Conference, Computer Networks, Zakopane, Poland, June 18-21, 2007

   Program Committee Member

Information Theory and Applications (ITA) Workshop, ITA 2007, San Diego, CA, Jan 2007

Session Chair

IEEE Global Communications Conference, Globecom 2001, San Antonio TX, November, 2001

Signal Processing for Recording Workshop

    Session Chair

IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2001, Helsinki, Finland, June, 2001

Communication Theory Workshop

    Session Chair

IEEE International Conference on Communications ICC 2003, Anchorage, Alaska, June, 2003

Communication Theory Symposium

    Technical Program Chair, Session Chair

IEEE Communications Society, 2001-present

IEEE Communication Theory Technical Committee,

    Member

IEEE Communications Society, 2001-present

IEEE Signal Processing for Recording Technical Committee,

    Member

IEEE Society, 1991-present

Student Member, Member, Senior Member

 

 

CONSULTING

 

Kirkland & Ellis LLP, San Francisco, CA, 2004

      Expert Witness Consultant

Fletcher Yoder, Houston, TX, 2005

      Expert Witness Consultant

DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP, Boston, MA, 2006

Expert Witness Consultant

Seagate Technology, Pittsburgh, PA, 2000-2003

      Technical Consultant

Lulea University of Technology, Lulea, Sweden, 2004-2007

Media Pipe Project, European Union Information Society Technology Sixth Framework Programme

      Consultant

National Science Foundation, 2001

Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI) Program

      Reviewer

National Science Foundation, 2001

Computer Communication Research Program (CCR)

      Reviewer/Panelist

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, 2004

      Reviewer

Israel Science Foundation, 2005

      Reviewer

Science Foundation Ireland 
Basic Research Grants Programme
            Reviewer

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, United Kingdom, 2003

      Reviewer

EEE Communications Society The Annual Best Paper Award Committee

Signal Processing and Coding for Data Storage

      Member

 

 

REVIEWING

 

Journals

IEEE Transaction on Information Theory

IEEE Transaction on Communications

IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications

IEEE Photonics Technology Letters

IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology

IEEE Journal of Circuits and Systems

IEEE Signal Processing Magazine

IEEE Communications Letters

IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I

IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.

Facta Universitatis

European Transactions on Communications

International Journal of Modeling and Simulation

OSA Optics Express

Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) Journal

 

Conferences

International Conference on Communications

      ICC 1999, 2000, ICC 2001, ICC 2002, ICC 2003, ICC 2005, ICCC 2006, ICC 2007

International Conference on Magnetics

      INTERMAG 1999, INTERMAG 2002, INTERMAG 2006

IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory

      ISIT 2003, ISIT 2004, ISIT 2006, ISIT 2007

IEEE Conference on Telecommunication,

      TELFOR 1996, TELFOR 1998

IEEE Conference on Television and Cable Services,

      TELSIKS 1997, TELSIKS 1998,   TELSIKS 1999, TELSIKS 2001, TELSIKS 2002

Global Communications Conference

Globecom 2001, Globecom 2005, Globecom 2006, Globecom 2007

IEEE The Magnetic Recording Conference,

      TMRC 1998, TMRC 1999, TMRC 2000

Perpendicular Magnetic Recording Conference 2004

International Scientific Conference on Information, Communication and Energy Systems and Technologies,

       ICEST 2002

IASTED Conference on Communication Systems and Applications

      CSA 2005

4-th International Symposium on Turbo Codes

6th- International ITG Conference on Source and Channel Coding

Vehicular Technology Conference Fall 2003

 

 

CURRENT GRADUATE STUDENTS and POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS

Rathnakumar Radhakrishnan, Ph.D.

Shashi Kiran Chilappagari, Ph.D.

Anantha Raman Krishnan, Ph.D.

Dzung Viet Nguyen, , Ph.D.

Shiva Planjery, Ph.D.

 

FORMER POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS

Ivan Djordjevic, University of Arizona

Stojan Denic, Hitachi

Jaime Anguita, Universidad de los Andes, Santiago, Chile

Alban Goupil, Universite de Reims Champagne-Ardenn, France

 

FORMER GRADUATE STUDENTS

Olgica Milenkovic, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Stojan Denic, Univesity of Cypres

Sundar Sankaranarayanan, Seagate Research

Karunakar Pedagani, Mitsubishi Electrics Research

Vijay Venkateswaran, Sony

Varsha Rao, Nokia

Lingling Pu, University of Arizona

Sara Sundberg, Lulea University of Technology, Lulea, Sweden

Milos Ivkovic, LSI

Jaime Anguita, Universidad de los Andes, Santiago, Chile

Lucille Sassateli, MIT

 

COLLABORATORS

Olgica Milenkovic, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Misha Chertkov, Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Ildar Gabitov, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona

Misha Stepanov, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona

Sundararajan Sankaranarayanan, Seagate Technology

Milos Ivkovic, Department of Mathematics, LSI Logic

Ivan Djordjevic, The University of Arizona

Michael Marcellin, The University of Arizona

William Ryan, The University of Arizona

Mark Neifeld, The University of Arizona

Srinivasan Ramasubramanian, The University of Arizona

Erozan Kurtas, Seagate Research

Alexander Kuznetsov, Seagate Research

Stojan Denic, Toshiba

Vladimir Chernyak, Department of Chemistry, Wayne State University

Goran Djordjevic, University of Nis

Vojin Senk, University of Novi Sad

Jongseung.Park, Hitachi Global Storage

M. Fatih Erden, Seagate Technology

David Declercq, Ecole Nationale Superieure de l'Electronique et de ses Applications (ENSEA), Cergy-Pontoise Cedex, France
James P. LeBlanc, Lulea University of Technology, Lulea, Sweden