School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
444 Rhodes Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Office: (607) 255-4222
sab222 at cornell dot edu
CORNELL UNIVERSITY, Ithaca, NY
PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering with minor in Applied Mathematics, Aug 2010
Dissertation Title: Analysis of Topological Properties of Random Wireless Sensor Network
Advisor: Professor Stephen B. Wicker
MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering, May 2009
MONTERREY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (ITESM), Monterrey, Mexico
BS in Electronics and Comunication Engineering, December 1999
CORNELL UNIVERSITY, Ithaca, NY, August 2005- Present
Graduate Research Assistant
Researching connectivity aspects of random wireless sensor networks, an investigation that has led to journal and conference publications. Performing technical writing and reviewing for journals and conferences. Serving as a member of the technical program committee for conferences. Developed an experiment with the MICAz wireless sensor network platform that contributed material for a journal. Implemented a communication system in MATLAB. Analyzed privacy issues in wireless sensor networks.
Wireless Sensor Networks, Mobile Communication Systems, Fundamentals of Networks, Digital Communications, Probability and Measure Theory, Information Theory, Stochastic Simulation
ELCOTEQ SE, Monterrey, Mexico, May 2004 - July 2005
Senior Test Engineer
Worked on the design of an automated test system for a GSM handset. Performed test equipment maintenance, calibration, and troubleshooting, as well as root cause failure analysis on production lines of a GSM transceiver and a smartphone LCD screen. Reduced 45% testing time in LCD line by improving the testing software. In addition, coordinated training and development of technicians and operators. Based on a statistical study, provided feedback to a customer about its flawed testing procedure.
TRIQUINT OPTOELECTRONICS, Matamoros, Mexico, January 2003 - May 2004
Senior Product Engineer
Coordinated a semiconductor laser device manufacturing line. Interacted with process engineers, supply, shipping, and production departments. Fixed hundreds of part lists from the system to avoid dead time on the production floor. By streamlining the welding process the yield increased by 5%. Worked on a new-product transfer from Allentown, PA to Matamoros. Besides the laser welding process, performed test equipment maintenance and calibration as well as failure mode analysis and customer returns. Created all the documentation for training on these processes and implemented them. Four out of five technicians under my supervision were promoted to engineers. Was promoted from test engineer.
SYMTX INC, Monterrey, Mexico, January 2000 - July 2002
Project Engineer / Hardware Leader
Hardware leader in the design and implementation of three automated test systems for telecommunications devices and IC testing, all done on schedule. Developed PCBs and test fixtures; used VXI, PXI, and RF test and measurement equipment. The project implementations were done at Austin, TX and Endicott, NY facilities. Provided on-site customer support in Dallas, TX to improve customer's software.
- Algorithm development: MATLAB, LabVIEW, TestStand, LabWindows CVI
- Programming languages: Java, Visual Basic, C++
- Electronic design tools: AutoCAD, OrCAD, PSpice, PADS
- General: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, LaTeX, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Dreamweaver, Photoshop
Monte Carlo method simulation, repeatability and reproducibility statistical test, test and measurement instruments calibration.
Equipment and Instruments
Network analyzer, logic analyzer, network protocol analyzer, optical power meter, BER analyzer, spectrum analyzer, oscilloscope, multimeter, AOI laser welder.
English, Spanish, basics of French and Russian.
- CONACYT Science and Technology Institute fellowship for Doctoral studies
- Two-year Cornell ECE school fellowship
- BSEE degree with highest honors
- Fellowship during undergraduate studies
- Telecommunications Diploma from Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM)