Kavitha

Chandra

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Current Research

  • Spectrum Sharing for Software and Cognitive Radios
  • Computational Acoustics
  • Epidemic Modeling with Random Parameters
  • Network Traffic Scheduling, Particle Filters and Parallel Models
  • Predictors of Educational Performance with Bayesian Networks
  • Graph Time-Series Models for Airport Departures
  • Current Students

  • Nick Misiunas , PhD Candidate,ECE
  • Barbara Deschamp , PhD Candidate , BMBT
  • Pratik Gandhi , PhD Candidate, ECE
  • Ayedin Sadeqi , PhD Candidate, ECE
  • Chrisna Nguon , MS, ECE
  • Thai Doan Cuong , MS, ECE
  • Ololade Mudasiru , MS, ECE
  • Cory Miniter , MS, ECE
  • Sameera Mogulla , MS, ECE
  • Janki Soni , BS, ECE
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    Publications

    1. N. Misiunas, A. Oztekin, Y. Chen and K. Chandra, DEANN: A healthcare analytic methodology of data envelopment analysis and artificial neural networks for the prediction of organ recipient functional status, in Omega, vol. 58, p46-54, January 2016.
    2. N. Misiunas, M. Raspopovic, K. Chandra and A. Oztekin, Sensitivity of Predictors in Educational Data: A Bayesian Network Model, to appear, Proc. of the 2015 INFORMS Workshop on Data Mining and Analytics, Philadelphia, Nov. 2015.
    3. K. Chandra, Probability Models in Teletraffic Engineering, Manuscript of Book Chapter in Probability and Random Processes, to appear in 2nd Edition, by V. Krishnan, John Wiley & Sons, August 2015.
    4. M. Denis, K. Chandra and C. Thompson, Ultrasonic scattering from poroelastic materials using a mixed displacement-pressure formulation, 168th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Physical Acoustics: Paper 4pPA9,Proc. of Meetings on Acoustics, Vol.22 045002, p1-20, 2015.
    5. P. Gandhi, K. Chandra and C. Thompson, Shared spectrum throughput for secondary users, Intl. Journal of Computer Networks, vol. 6 (2), p26-49, 2014.
    6. K. Aho, E. Roberts and K. Chandra, , Introducing programming into the physics curriculum at Haverhill High School using the R Language, Proc. ASEE Zone 1 Conference, April 2014.
    7. C. Nguon, N. Nagadewate, K. Chandra and C. Thompson, Acoustic scattered field computation, Proc. ASEE Zone 1 Conference, April 2014.
    8. J. Au, O. Mudasiru, K. Chandra and C. Thompson, Random beam patterns from linear arrays, Proc. ASEE Zone 1 Conference, April 2014. (Honorable Mention)
    9. N. Misiunas, C. Thompson and K. Chandra, Analysis of directional beam patterns from firefly optimization, Proc. ASEE Zone 1 Conference, April 2014. (Honorable Mention).
    10. C. Nguon, M. Denis, K. Chandra and C. Thompson, Radiation for bubble contrast agents in inhomogeneous media, Proc. Intl. Congress on Acoustics, 19, 075018, June 2013.
    11. A. Bhatta, C. Thompson, K. Chandra and V. Mehta, Impulse response of a medium in a three layered media, Proc. Intl. Congress on Acoustics, 19, 045041, June 2013.
    12. V. Mehta, S. Campbell, N. Underhill, R. DeLaura, K. Chandra, Markov Model for Costs and Benefits Analysis of Air Traffic Technologies, ATM Seminar 10, Chicago, Il., June 2013.
    13. M. Denis, J.Tsui, C. Thompson and K. Chandra, Pade Approximants and their application to scattering from fluid media, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 128, EL274-EL278, 2012.
    14. P. Gandhi, I. Alshawabkeh, K. Chandra and C. Thompson, A Spectrum sensing and transmission model for secondary users in cognitive radios, Proc. Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks (SoftCom), 2012 20th International Conference, Split, Croatia, 2012.
    15. N. Misiunas, M. Raspopovic, C. Thompson and K. Chandra, Spectrum sharing with adjacent channel constraints, Proc. Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks (SoftCom), 2012 20th International Conference, Split, Croatia, 2012.
    16. M. Clay, W. Jumper and K. Chandra, Computing and Simulation in the High School Classroom, Proc. ASEE Northeast Conference, Lowell, MA, 2011.
    17. N. Misiunas, P. Gandhi, R. Remany, K. Chandra, and C. Thompson, Wideband Spectrum Sensing Experiments In Indoor Wireless Channels, Proc International Teletraffic Congress 23, p318-319 IEEE, 2011.
    18. K. Chandra, Statistical Time Division Multiplexing, in Key Concepts, Data Transmission, Digital and Optical Networks (Vol. 1), Handbook of Computer Networks, (Ed. H. Bidgoli), 2008.
    19. P. Sharma and K. Chandra, Predictive Models for Wireless Fading Channels, IEEE Trans. Vehicular Technology, vol. 56 (2), p416-415, 2007.
    20. S. Keshavamurthy and K. Chandra, Multiplexing Analysis for Spectrum Sharing, Proc. MILCOMM October, 2006.
    21. M. Raspopvic, C. Thompson and K. Chandra, Performance models for wireless spectrum shared by wideband and narrowband sources, Proc. MILCOMM 2005, October 2005.
    22. M. Denis, V. Vasudevan, K. Chandra, and C. Thompson, Spatial correlation in indoor wireless channels, Proc. IEEE Wireless Communications Networks Conference, (3), p1850-1855, 2004.
    23. K. Kotsidou, S. Myneni, K. Chandra and C. Thompson, Estimating Dominant Time Scales and Effective Bandwidths for Internet Traffic, Seventh INFORMS Telecommunications Conference, Boca Raton, Florida, March 2004.
    24. H. Rathi, K. Daniels and K. Chandra, A shifting strategy for dynamic channel assignment under spatially varying demand, Seventh INFORMS Telecommunications Conference, Boca Raton, Florida, March 2004.
    25. K. Daniels, K. Chandra, S. Liu and S. Widhani, Dynamic Channel Assignment with Cumulative Co-Channel Interference, ACM Sigmobile Mobile Computing and Communications Review, vol. 9, (4), p4-18, 2004.
    26. V. Mehta, K. Chandra, R. Parenti, A time series based model for turbulent fading, in Proc. MILCOMM 2003, Advanced Networking Concepts, Boston, October 2003.
    27. K. Chandra and V. Mehta, TCP Performance in Gigabit Optical Networks, in Proc. MILCOMM 2003, Advanced Networking Concepts, Boston, October 2003.
    28. V. Vasudevan, M. Parikh, K. Chandra and C. Thompson, TCP and IEEE 802.11b Protocol Performance in Indoor Wireless Channels, Proceedings of IEEE Sarnoff Symposium, College of NJ, p258-261, March, 2003.
    29. K. Chandra, Statistical Multiplexing, in The Wiley Encyclopedia of Telecommunications, Ed. J.G. Proakis, , EOT280, 2002.
    30. M. Parikh, P. Sharma, R. Garg, K. Chandra and C. Thompson, Modeling Performance of DS-CDMA Protocols in Wireless LANs, Proc. ITCOM2002, Conf. on Internet, Performance & Control of Network Systems, vol. 4865, p213-224, 2002.
    31. S. Liu, K. Daniels and K. Chandra, Channel Assignment for Time-Varying Demand, Proceedings of GLOBECOM’01, p3563-3567, 2001.
    32. P. Sharma, P. Sachetta, Chandra and C. Thompson, Channel Models for Indoor Wireless Transmission, Proceedings of International Conference on Third Generation Wireless and Beyond, 48-52, 2001.
    33. C. Thompson, K. Chandra, S. Mulpur and J. Davis, Packet Delay in Multiplexed Video Streams, Telecommunications Systems, vol. 16, (3:4), p335-345, 2001.
    34. J. Davis, K. Chandra and C. Thompson, Nonlinear time-series model for VBR video traffic, Proc. 25th Annual Conf. Local Computer Networks, p678-683, 2000.
    35. C. You and K. Chandra, Time Series Models for Internet Data Traffic, Proc. 24th Conference on Local Computer Networks, IEEE Press, p164-171, October 1999.
    36. K. Chandra and A.R. Reibman, Modeling One- and Two-Layer Variable Bit Rate Video, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networks, vol. 7, (3), p398-413, June 1999.
    37. F. Freiha, K. Chandra, V. Mehta and C. Thompson, Performance of VBR Video with Equalization on Wireless Multipath Channels, Proceedings of GLOBECOM’99, vol. 5, p2642-2647, December 1999.
    38. F. Freiha, K. Chandra, V. Mehta and C. Thompson, Multiplexing VBR Video and Training Sequences on Wireless Multipath Channels, Proceedings of Military Communications, MILCOM’99, November 1999.
    39. C. Thompson, K. Chandra, S. Mulpur and J. Davis, Packet Delays in Multiplexed Video Streams, Proc. of the IEEE workshop in Multimedia Signal Processing, p395-400, IEEE, 1997.
    40. K. Chandra and A. E. Eckberg, Traffic Characteristics of On-line Services, Proc. of the 2nd IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, IEEE, p17-22, 1997.
    41. K. Chandra and A. R. Reibman, Modeling two-layer SNR scalable MPEG-2 video traffic, Proc 7th International Workshop on Packet Video, p7-12, 1996.
    42. K. Chandra and A. R. Reibman, Traffic Models and Admission Control for VBR Video, SPIE Proc. Broadband Access Systems, vol. 2917, p41-52, 1996.
    43. K. Chandra and A. R. Reibman, Modeling two-layer SNR scalable MPEG-2 video traffic, Multimedia and Video Coding, Eds. H. L. Bertoni, Y. Wang and S. Panwar, p87-94, Plenum Press, NY, 1996.
    44. V. Mehta, C. Thompson, A. Mulpur and K. Chandra, Chaotic motion in an oscillatory boundary layer, CHAOS, An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, vol. 6, (4), p1-17, 1996.
    45. K. Chandra and A.R. Reibman, Modeling traffic and statistical gains for multimedia applications, Proc. 2nd Intl. IEEE/ACM Conf. on Community Networking, 1995.
    46. C. Thompson, K. Chandra and V. Mehta, Simulation of Teleconferencing Environments, Proc. IEEE Signal Processing Society 1995 Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics, p105-113, IEEE, 1995.
    47. K. Chandra and C. Thompson, Source Characterization of Packetized ISDN Traffic, Proc. 28th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, Princeton University, p1028-1034, 1994.
    48. K. Chandra and L.K. Jones, Transactional Data Inference for Telecommunications Models, Proc. First Tech. Conf. On Telecommunications R&D in Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, p107-114, 1994.
    49. K. Chandra, S. Isler and C. Thompson, Acoustical scattering in three-dimensional fluid media, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 98 (6), p3462-3467, 1995.
    50. K. Chandra and C. Thompson, Ultrasonic Characterization of Fractal Media, Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 81, (10), p1522-1533, 1993.
    51. C. Thompson, K. Chandra, V. Mehta and J. Milstein, Forced Fluid Motion in Levitated Crystal Melts, Mathematical Modeling and Scientific Computing, 2, p1286-1290, 1993.
    52. C. Thompson, A. Mulpur, V. Mehta and K. Chandra, Instability and Chaos in Time Modulated Flows, Mathematical Modeling and Scientific Computing, 2, p1224-1229, 1993.
    53. S. Isler and K. Chandra, Simulation and Visualization of Ultrasonic Wave Scattering, Proc. 9th ICMCM Conference, 1993.
    54. V. Harpanahalli, K. Chandra and C. Thompson, Characterization of Intermittency in Chaotic Signals, Proc. 9th ICMCM Conference, 1993.
    55. C. Thompson, V. Mehta, A. Mulpur and K. Chandra, Instability and Chaos in Time Modulated Flows, Proc. 10th Symp. on Energy Engineering Sciences, DOE CONF-9205147, p46-52, Argonne National Laboratory, 1992.
    56. K. Chandra and C. Thompson, Improved Perturbation Method for Scattering from a Fluid Cylinder, J. Acous. Soc. Am., 92, (2), p1047-1055, 1992.
    57. K. Chandra and C. Thompson, Diffraction Analysis, Science Encycl., p646-652, Salem Press, 1992.
    58. C. Thompson, A. Mulpur, V. Mehta, and K. Chandra, Transition to chaos in acoustically driven flows, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 90, vol. 4, (1), p2097-2108, 1991.
    59. M. Batista and K. Chandra, A spatial correlation model for ultrasonic scattering measurements from bone tissue, Journal of the National Technical Association, 64, (4), p41-44, 1991.
    60. C. Thompson, V. Mehta, K. Chandra, and A. Mulpur, Acoustic streaming generated by surface oscillations, in Frontiers of Nonlinear Acoustics: 12th International Symposium on Nonlinear Acoustics, Eds. M.F. Hamilton and D.T. Blackstock, p365-370, Elsevier Applied Science, London, England, 1990.
    61. K. Chandra and C. Thompson, On Ultrasonic Measurements from Bone Tissue, Proc. 12th Annual International Conf. of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 12, (3), p1400-1401, 1990.
    62. C. Thompson and K. Chandra, Pattern Formation in Bone, Proc. 12th Annual International Conf. of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 12, (5), p2156-2157, 1990.
    63. C. Thompson, K. Chandra, A. Mulpur and V. Mehta, Chaos in Acoustically Driven Flows, Alliant News, vol. 3, (4), p10, 1990.
    64. V. Mehta, C. Thompson. K. Chandra and A. Mulpur, Theoretical Study of Streaming due to an Oscillating Interface, Proc. 12th Annual International Conf. of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 12, (5), p2162-2163, 1990.
    65. W.S. Kuklinski, K. Chandra, U.E. Ruttirman and R.L. Webber, Application of Fractal Texture Analysis to Segmentation of Dental Radiographs, Proc. SPIE Medical Imaging III, Image Processing, 1092, p111-117, 1989.

    Presentations

    1. C. Nguon, M. Denis, K. Chandra and C. Thompson, Radiation for bubble contrast agents in inhomogeneous media, 165th Meeting of ASA, June 2013.
    2. A. Bhatta, C. Thompson, K. Chandra and V. Mehta, Impulse response of a medium in a three layered media, 165th Meeting of ASA, June 2013.
    3. K. Chandra, V. Mehta, A. Vardaro and T. Doan, Graph Time-Series Mixture Models for Air Traffic Prediction, Integrated Communications Navigation and Surveillance (ICNS) Conference, Herndon, VA., April 2013.
    4. V. Mehta, B. Miller, K. Chandra, A. Vardaro, T. Doan, Exploratory Analysis of the US Airport Network, Graph Exploitation Symposium, Dedham, MA., April 2013.
    5. P. Gandhi, K. Chandra, C. Thompson, and S. MacDonald (Lawrence High School), Weather Bug: Analysis of Weather Data, 15th Annual Student Research and Community Engagement Symposium, UML April 23-24, 2012.
    6. A. Bhatta, C. Thompson, K. Chandra, Analysis and Extension of Scattering From Rigid Infinite Wedge, ASEE Northeast Section Conference, Lowell, MA., April 2012. (Honorable mention)
    7. P. Gandhi, S. MacDonald, K. Chandra and C. Thompson, MATLAB Computing and Modeling: Analysis of Weather Data, American Society of Engineering Education – Northeast Section, Lowell, MA., p33, April 2012 (Best Graduate Student Poster Award).
    8. C. Nguon, M. Denis, K. Chandra, and C. Thompson, Acoustic Scattering from Dual Frequency Incident Fields, 164th Meeting of Acoustical Society Am. Kansas City, MO, JASA, Vol. 132, Issue 3, 2012.
    9. P. Gandhi, K. Chandra, C. Thompson, S. MacDonald (Lawrence High School), Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Radio, 15th Annual Student Research and Community Engagement Symposium, UML April 2012.
    10. J. Au, C. Thompson, K. Chandra, Collaborative Beam Shaping For Nonuniformly Spaced Linear Microphone, 2011 West Symposium, Johns Hopkins University, October, 2011.
    11. B. Deschamp, K. Chandra, C. Thompson, Transduction In Acoustically Actuated Carbon Nanotubes, 2011 West Symposium, Johns Hopkins University, October, 2011.
    12. P. Gandhi, K. Chandra, Performance Of Spectrum Sensing Algorithms For Cognitive Radios, 2011 West Symposium, Johns Hopkins University, October, 2011.
    13. R. Remany, K. Chandra, C. Thompson, Energy And Pilot Tone Detection In Spectrum Sensing, 2011 West Symposium, Johns Hopkins University, October, 2011.
    14. A. Bhatta, T. Pflanz, C. Thompson, K. Chandra, Analysis And Extension Of Scattering From Rigid Infinite Wedge, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 130, 2436, October 2011.
    15. M. Denis, C. Nguon, K. Chandra, C. Thompson, Acoustic Scattering From Interaction Of Dual Frequency Incident Fields, Bull Am Phys Soc, 56, (18), R18,00010, November 2011.
    16. E. Vejar, K. Chandra and C. Thompson, Experimental measurements of ultrasonic scattering for characterization of porous media, J. Acoustical Soc. Am., 129, 2576, 2011.
    17. B. Deschamp, K. Chandra and C. Thompson, . B. Deschamp, K. Chandra and C. Thompson, Transduction in acoustically actuated carbon nanotube structures, J. Acoustical Soc. Am., 129, 2579, 2011.
    18. M. Denis, J, Tsui, J. Piper, C. Thompson, K. Chandra, A numerical model for acoustic scattering in an inhomogeneous medium, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 127, 2013, (2010)
    19. D. Chhan and K. Chandra, Investigation of Bone Conducted Audio: Measurements and Analysis, 15th Annual Massachusetts Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference, UMASS Amherst, Amherst, MA, #76, 2009.
    20. M. Denis, C. Thompson, and K. Chandra, Characterization of trabecular bone structure through acoustic scattering, J. Acoustical Soc Am., 122, 2958 , 2007.
    21. M. Denis, C. Thompson, and K. Chandra, Classification of trabecular bone tissue through acoustic scattering, J. Acoustical Soc Am., 121, 3111 , 2007.
    22. M. Denis, C. Thompson, and K. Chandra, Models for Acoustic Scattering in High Contrast Media, J. Acoustical Soc Am., 120, 3282, 2006.
    23. S. Salahuddin, C. Thompson, and K. Chandra, A New Nonstationary Gaussian Noise Model for Indoor Wireless Channels, Proc IEEE MILCOM 2006, 2006
    24. K. Chandra, Network Traffic Visualization, Analysis and Modeling, NSF PI Meeting, Reston, VA, January 2003.
    25. K. Chandra, M. Parikh, G. Olowoeye and M. Denis, Real-Time State Estimators for HTTP Traffic, INFORMS’00, San Antonio, TX, Nov. 2000.
    26. F. Freiha, K. Chandra, V. Mehta and C. Thompson, Multiplexing VBR Video Sources and Training Sequences on Wireless Multipath Channels, Proc. Wireless’99, Calgary, Canada, July 1999.
    27. K.Chandra, M. Raspapovic & B.J.Yoo, Workload and Performance Models for HTTP Servers, INFORMS’99, Philadelphia, PA, December 1999.
    28. A. Kozloff, C. Thompson, K. Chandra and V. Mehta, Acoustic Scattering in High Contrast Media, Session LC43-Computational Physics Methods, American Physical Society Centennial Meeting, Atlanta, GA, March 1999.
    29. V. Mehta, C. Thompson, K. Chandra and A. Mulpur, Chaos in Oscillatory Flows, Session XC06-Fluid Dynamics I, American Physical Society Centennial Meeting, Atlanta, GA, March 1999.
    30. K. Chandra and D. Liu, Internet Traffic Characterization, Fourth INFORMS Telecommunications Conference, Boca Raton, FL, March 1998.
    31. K. Chandra and M. Dewald, Internet Traffic Characterization, Third Technical Conference on Telecommunications R&D in Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, November 1997.
    32. K. Chandra, Modeling Delay Distributions for Packet Video, Second Technical Conference on Telecommunications R&D in Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, November 1996.
    33. K. Chandra, C. Thompson and M.G. Manley, Influence of finite impedance walls on the sound speed in an enclosure, 127th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, 95, Boston, MA, 1994.
    34. K. Chandra and C. Thompson, Influence of sound speed fluctuations and medium geometry on wave localization, 125th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, 93 (4), 2pPA8, p2312, Ottawa, Canada, 1993.
    35. K. Chandra, Feature extraction from scattered acoustic fields, 123rd Meeting of Acoustical Society of America, 123rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, 91, (4) 3PAa7 p2351, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1992.
    36. K. Chandra and C. Thompson, Acoustic scattering from porous aggregates, 121th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, 89, Baltimore, MD, 1991.
    37. K. Chandra and C. Thompson, Imaging the cancellous structure of bone, 119th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, 87, University Park, PA., 1991.
    38. C. Thompson and K. Chandra, Pattern formation and characterization for biological materials, Materials Research Society, Boston, MA, 1989.
    39. C. Thompson and K. Chandra, Forced fluid motion in levitated crystal melts, The Third Eastern Regional Conference on Crystal Growth, Atlantic City, NJ, 1989.