Vinod Namboodiri, PhD

Photograph of Vinod Namboodiri Contact 316-440-1543 Expertise And Interests
  • Algorithms and Communication Protocol Design for Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing
  • Wayfinding and Navigation for the Blind, Visually Impaired, and Disoriented
  • Smartphone-based Assistive Technologies

Senior Scientist

Dr. Vinod Namboodiri is a Senior Scientist with the Envision Research Institute. He is also a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Wichita State University. He is the 2018 recipient of the Wallace Award for Excellence in Research from the College of Engineering at Wichita State University. He graduated with a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2008. He has extensive experience in solving research challenges in wireless networks and mobile computing. These include the design of user-centric applications on devices such as smartphones and tablets and solving technical challenges that arise for various applications of wireless sensors and radio frequency devices. Dr. Namboodiri is currently working with the ERI on designing and developing indoor wayfinding and navigation systems for the blind, visually impaired and disoriented. Such work is desperately needed as technologies developed for outdoor environments such as GPS and mapping are very inaccurate for indoor environments.

Dr. Namboodiri's CV
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Cheraghi, SA., Namboodiri, V., & Walker, L. (2017). GuideBeacon: Beacon-Based Indoor Wayfinding for the Blind, Visually Impaired, and Disoriented (PDF file, opens in new window), IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing (IEEE PerCom), Kona Island, Hawaii, USA, March 2017.

Namboodiri, V.,  DeSilva, M.,  Deegala,K.,  Ramamoorthy, S.  (2012) An extensive study of slotted Aloha-based RFID anti-collision protocols, Computer Communications, 35 (16), 1955-66.

Namboodiri, V., &  Gao, L.,(2010). Energy Efficient VoIP over Wireless LANs, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 9(4), 566-581.

Namboodiri, V. &  Gao, L.,  (2010). Energy Aware Tag Anti-Collision Protocols for RFID Systems, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 9(1), 44-59.

Namboodiri, V.,  & Keshavarzian, A. Alert: An Adaptive Low-Latency Event-Driven MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks, Proceedings of ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN'08), April 2008.