WAM Systems Lab Team 2023-2024

WAM Generations

WAM Generations – Photos



Janise McNair

Current Ph.D. Students

  • Dennis Agnew, Jr.
    NSF-SHREC, UF Graduate School Preeminence Fellow and L3Harris Fellow
  • Christopher Brant
    NSF-SFS Fellow, Motorola Fellowship
  • Kyle Morman
    NSF-CSSI, PhD student advised by Aaron Costin, Smart Construction Informatics Lab,
    M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management.
  • Pavan Mangipudi
  • Sharon Boamah,
    NSF-EPCN Smart Grid, NSF-SWIFT, Motorola Endowed Fellowship
  • Reynold Mathieu
    NSF-EPCN Smart Grid, Florida Power and Light (FPL)

Current M.S. Students

Current Undergraduate Research Studies

Visiting Researchers

  • Byungjoo Park, Professor, Hannam University, South Korea
  • Dongcheul Lee, Associate Professor, Hannam University, South Korea

Graduated Students

Graduated PhDs

  • Keerthiraj Nagaraj, 2022, Palo Alto Networks
  • Allen Starke, 2020, L3Harris Technologies
  • Thiago Onofre, 2020, Systems Engineer, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products
    co-advised with Clyde Fraisse, UF-IFAS
  • Muharrem Ayar, 2017, Project Lead, Collins Aerospace
    co-advised with Haniph Latchman
  • Carlton Thompson, 2016, Military Intelligence, US Army National Guard
    co-advised with Haniph Latchman
  • Jing Qin, 2015, Software Engineer, Facebook
  • Corey Baker, 2015, Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky; also Co-founder 1 Degree Tech
  • Xiang Mao, 2015, Senior Software Engineer, Roku; also Co-founder Dinneract and Joyfit
  • Gokul Bhat, 2015, Performance Engineer, Apple
  • Jose Almodovar-Faria, 2014, Associate Professor, UAGM and Design Engineer at Suneco Energy LLC
  • Obulapathi Challa, 2013, CEO & Co-founder @ Strawhats IO
  • Paul Muri, 2013, Deputy System Manager, NASA Johnson Space Center
  • Xiaoyuan Li, 2013, Software Engineer, Google
  • Dexiang Wang, 2011, Software Engineer, Google
  • Gustavo Vejarano, 2011, Associate Professor, Loyola Marymount University
  • Dawood Al-Abri, 2008 , Assistant Professor, Sultan Qaboos University
  • Yuan Guo, 2006, Patent Agent, Loza & Loza
  • Kartikeya Tripathi, 2006, Director Of Analytics Research, Aclara
    co-advised with Haniph Latchman
  • Fang (Julie) Zhu, 2005, Engineering Program Manager, Apple


Graduated Thesis Students

MS Theses

BS-Honors Theses

  • Ashlee Rice-Bladykas, Undergraduate Research, Undergraduate Honors Thesis
  • Alvaro del Aguila, 2020, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería – ICAI School of Engineering
  • Victor Gonzalez, 2013, Senior Manager, Samsara (IoT Company)
  • Ciro Luysterburg, Summa Cum Laude, 2011; Project Controls Lead, Exxon Mobile
  • Nick Tseng, B.S., Magna Cum Laude 2011, Director of Product Management, Shield AI
  • H. Andrew Latchman, 2006

Graduated MS Researchers

  • Eduardo Lichtenfels Riccio, 2022, Qualcomm
  • Yi Fang, 2021, Cadence
  • Morgan Hodges, 2021, Technergetics
  • Murchhana Islam, 2020, M.S., World Fuel Services
  • Matt Ford, 2016, M.S, Harris Corporation
  • Jin Jing Pan, 2013, M.S, Senior Enterprise Technology Engineer, BP
  • Ritwik Dubey, M.S., 2011, Market Data Engineer, Exegy
  • Gunjan Gupta, M.S. 2009, Test Engineer, GlobalLogic
  • Anis Mohideen, M.S. 2009, Software Engineer, Microsoft
  • Gaurav Joshi, M.S., 2009, NPO Engineer, Nokia
  • Madhan Sivakumar, 2008, Engineering Manager, Microsoft
  • Hetal Patel, M.S. 2005, Hyperion
  • Sitarama Penumetsa, M.S. 2002, CTO Candela Technologies
  • Madhavi Sreedevikutty, M.S. 2001, Engineer, Qualcomm
  • Sai Mandavilli, IoT Systems

Graduated Undergraduate Researchers

  • Alex Martin
  • Juan Rodriguez
  • Larry Rentz
  • Victoria Williams, B.S., 2021, University Scholar for Undergraduate Research, 2020-2021
  • Trevor Victoria, B.S., 2021, Honeywell, University Scholar for Undergraduate Research, 2020-2021
  • Sabrina Vega, B.S, 2019, Microsoft, Mentee and volunteer in WAM Systems Lab, 2015-2019
  • Dennis Agnew, B.S. Jackson State, 2020, Summer Research at UF (SURF) student, 2019
  • Morgan Hodges, B.S., 2020, UF, Academic Year and Summer Research, 2017-2019
  • Corey Arthur, Volunteer Research student, 2019.
  • Harry Garcia-Cans, 5G/6G MAC, Summer Research at UF (SURF) student, 2022
  • Dylan O’Brien, NSF-CSSI Internet of Things University Scholar for Undergraduate Research, University Scholar for Undergraduate Research, now at Texas Instruments

Potential students interested in pursuing their M.S.thesis or Ph.D. in the areas of wireless and mobile networking, including next generation wireless systems, next generation internet, mobility management, quality of service, or medium access control protocols, should send an email with an attached resume to  You will be contacted if your interests and skills match the needs of one of our current projects.