Nicholas Misiunas

University of Massachusetts Lowell

OFFICE
Falmouth 203

CONTACT
nicholas_misiunas@student.uml.edu

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CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION
BSEE: Purdue University (2009)
MSEE: University of Massachusetts Lowell (2013)
PhD: University of Massachusetts Lowell (2013-*)

THESIS
MS: Spectrum Sharing Policies with Adjacent Channel Constraints
PhD: Non-Uniformly Spaced Linear and Planar Antenna Array Synthesis

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Linear and Planar Antenna Array Synthesis, Performance of Synthesized Arrays, Metaheuristic Algorithms, Parallelization with CUDA

PUBLICATIONS
N. Misiunas, K. Chandra, and C. Thompson, "Parallelization of the Firefly Algorithm for Planar Array Synthesis on GPU," In Preparation for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.


N. Misiunas, J. Au, C. Nguon, K. Chandra, and C. Thompson, "Performance Analysis of Non-Uniformly Spaced Linear Arrays," Submitted, IEEE GLOBECOM, April 15, 2016.


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," Omega Journal, Vol. 58, pp. 46-54, January 2016.


N. Misiunas, M. Raspapovic, K. Chandra, and A. Oztekin. "Sensitivity of Predictors in Educational Data: A Bayesian Network Model," INFORMS Workshop on Data Mining and Data Analytics, Philadelphia PA, October 2015.


N. Misiunas, C. Thompson, and K. Chandra. "Analysis of Directional Beam Patterns from Firefly Optimization," Zone 1 Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education, Bridgeport CT, April 2014.


N. Misiunas, K. Chandra, and C. Thompson. "Spectrum Sharing with Adjacent Channel Constraints," International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks, pp. 11-13, Split Croatia, September 2012.


N. Misiunas, P. Gandhi, R. Remany, K. Chandra, and C. Thompson. "Wideband Spectrum Sensing Experiments in Indoor Wireless Channels,” ITC 2011 - 23rd International Teletraffic Congress, pp. 318-319, San Francisco CA, July 2011.

PRESENTATIONS  

N. Misiunas, C. Nguon, J. Au, K. Chandra, and C. Thompson. "Classification and Optimization of Beam Responses Synthesized from Non-uniformly Spaced Linear Arrays." Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 139, No. 4, Pt. 2, April 2016.

 

N. Misiunas, K. Chandra, and C. Thompson. "Parallelization of the Firefly Algorithm for Beam Forming from Non-Uniform Spaced Elements in a Planar Antenna." HPC Day 2016, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, May 2016.

 

N. Misiunas, J. Au, K. Chandra, and C. Thompson. "Performance Analysis of Non-Uniformly Spaced Linear Arrays." 19th University of Massachusetts Lowell Research Symposium, May 2016.

 

K. Chandra, C. Thompson, J. Au, N. Misiunas, and C. Nguon. "Performance Analysis of Linear Arrays with Non-Uniformly Spaced Elements." BEA Systems, Nashua NH, January 2016.

 

A. Kalkan-Savoy, N. Misiunas, and C. Miniter. "Evaluation of the Spatial Impulse Response of Planar Ultrasonic Radiators." Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 137, No. 4, pp. 2294-2294, April 2015.

 

N. Misiunas, K. Chandra, and C. Thompson. "Bayesian Network Modeling for Predicting Degree Completion Rates." 18th University of Massachusetts Lowell Research Sympsoium, May 2015.

 

N. Misiunas, K. Chandra, and C. Thompson. "Analysis of Directional Beam Patterns from Firefly Optimization." 17th University of Massachusetts Lowell Research Sympsoium, May 2014.

 

N. Misiunas, K. Chandra, and C. Thompson. "Spectrum Sharing Policies with Adjacent Channel Constraints." 16th University of Massachusetts Lowell Research Sympsoium, May 2013.


N. Misiunas, A. Chay, K. Chandra, and C. Thompson. "Queueing Theory and Frequency Spectrum in the Classroom." American Society of Engineering Education – Northeast Section, April 2012. Lowell MA, 2012.

 

N. Misiunas, K. Chandra, and C. Thompson. "Spectrum Sharing Models for Cognitive Radio." NSF GK-12 Annual Meeting, Washington DC, March 2012.

 

P. Gandhi, N. Misiunas, R. Remany, K. Chandra, and C. Thompson. "Wideband Spectrum Sensing Experiments in Indoor Wireless Channels." James E. West Symposium. Baltimore MD, October 2012.

 

AWARDS

Third Place for Best Student Paper, Zone 1 American Society of Engineering Conference, 2014.

Outstanding Graduate Student Award, University of Massachusetts Lowell, 2016.

Third Place for Best Student Poster, HPC Day 2016, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2016.

FELLOWSHIP EXPERIENCE

National Science Foundation GK-12 Fellowship (January 2011 - 2013)

Center for Advanced Computation and Telecommunications, Lowell, Massachusetts

University of Massachusetts Lowell

• Worked with teacher Anne Chay at Lawrence Performing and Fine Arts High School to integrate research topics into classroom curriculum in Algebra and Pre-Calculus through weekly lesson plans and in-class presentations and activities.

• Developed ability to communicate complex topics both from research and in science and mathematics effectively to students.

• Motivated students to pursue interests in STEM through personal engagement and participation in weekly visits to the classroom.

• Key activities included bringing MATLAB to the classroom, activities for students to engage in programming, relating their current mathematics problems to applications, and engagement with individual students through weekly feedback from written diaries.