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Cyber Engineering


Ben Drozdenko, Ph.D.

 

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Assistant Professor of Cyber Engineering

Affiliations:

Cyber Engineering Department
Computer Science Department
College of Engineering and Science
Louisiana Tech University

Office Location:
117 Nethken Hall
501 Dan Reneau Dr. #10348
Ruston, LA 71272

Contact Information:

Email: droz [at] latech [dot] edu

Phone: (318)257-2919

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Starting in September 2017, I'm an Assistant Professor of Cyber Engineering at Louisiana Tech University. In the Fall quarter, I'm instructing the course ELEN423: Embedded Systems. In Summer 2017, I was a lecturer at Northeastern University, teaching a special topics course in Wireless Networking Technologies: Design and Simulation. From January 2014 to April 2017, I was a full-time Ph.D. student at Northeastern University and a graduate research assistant. My research expertise is primarily in the design and test of wireless communications systems on heterogeneous computing architectures.
From September 2008 to January 2014, I worked for Mathworks, Inc., makers of MATLAB and Simulink, accelerating the pace of engineering and science worldwide (TM). At MathWorks, starting Sept 2011, as a Signal Processing Content Specialist, my role had been to write technical documentation and examples for several Signal Processing and Communications area products. Earlier, as a Training Engineer, my responsibilities included traveling to customers' sites and presenting educational material on the usage and capabilities of various MathWorks computer software products. From July 2004 until September 2008, I had worked for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems as a Systems Engineer. I spent the majority of my employment at Raytheon working on the Forward Based X-Band Transportable (FBX-T) radar for the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) program.
 
Current Research Interests
  • Wireless Communications
  • Cognitive Radio
  • System Modeling and Performance Evaluation
  • Network Protocol Design, Implementation, and Analysis
  • Reconfigurable Computing
  • Heterogeneous Computing Architectures
  • Parallel and High-Performance Computing
 
Publications

Journal Papers:

  • B. Drozdenko, M. Zimmermann, T. Dao, K. Chowdhury, and M. Leeser, "Hardware-Software Codesign of Wireless Transceivers on Zynq Heterogeneous Systems". IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, Special Issue on Next Generation Wireless Computing Systems. Accepted, awaiting publication around March 2017. IEEE Xplore Link
  • R. Subramanian, B. Drozdenko, E. Doyle, R. Ahmed, K. Chowdhury, and M. Leeser, "High-Level System Design of IEEE 802.11b Standard-Compliant Link Layer for MATLAB-based SDR". IEEE Access, vol. 4, pp. 1494-1509, 2016. IEEE Xplore Link


Conference Papers:
  • B. Drozdenko, M. Zimmermann, T. Dao, K. Chowdhury, M. Leeser, "Modeling Considerations for the Hardware-Software Co-design of Flexible Modern Wireless Transceivers", in 26th International Conference on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications, FPL 2016, Lausanne, Switzerland, August 29-September 2, 2016. IEEE Xplore Link
  • R. Subramanian, E. Doyle, B. Drozdenko, M. Leeser, K. Chowdhury"State-Action Based Link Layer Design for IEEE 802.11b Compliant MATLAB-Based SDR", in 2016 International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems, DCOSS 2016, Lausanne, Switzerland, August 29-September 2, 2016. IEEE Xplore Link
  • B. Drozdenko, R. Subramanian, K. Chowdhury, M. Leeser, "Implementing a MATLAB-based Self-Configurable Software Defined Radio Transceiver", in Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks - 10th International Conference, CROWNCOM 2015, Doha, Qatar, April 21-23, 2015. Springer Link

Extended Abstracts:
  • B. Drozdenko, M. Zimmermann, T. Dao, M. Leeser, K. Chowdhury, "High-Level Hardware-Software Co-design of an 802.11a Transceiver System using Zynq SoC", in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications, INFOCOM 2016, San Francisco, CA, April 10-15, 2016, pp. 469-470. IEEE Xplore Link

 
Posters
  • B. Drozdenko, M. Zimmermann, T. Dao, K. Chowdhury, and M. Leeser, "High-Level Hardware-Software Co-design of an 802.11a Transceiver System using Zynq SoC", in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2016), San Francisco, CA, April 13, 2016. PDF
  • B. Drozdenko, M. Zimmermann, T. Dao, K. Chowdhury, and M. Leeser, "Energy-Efficient Wireless Transceiver Operation using Optimized Heterogeneous Processor-FPGA Computations", 2016 Northeastern University Research, Innovation, and Scholarship Expo (RISE:2016), Boston, MA, April 7, 2016. PDF
  • B. Drozdenko, M. Zimmermann, T. Dao, K. Chowdhury, and M. Leeser, "High-Level Hardware-Software Codesign of an 802.11a Transceiver System using Zynq SoC", 2016 Boston Area Architecture Workshop (BARC 2016), Boston, MA, January 29, 2016. PDF
  • B. Drozdenko, R. Subramanian, K. Chowdhury, and M. Leeser, "Bi-Directional Transceiver Implementation with Optimal Parameter Selection", 5th Annual New England Workshop on Software Defined Radio (NEWSDR 2015), Worcester, MA, May 22, 2015. PPTX
  • B. Drozdenko, R. Subramanian, K. Chowdhury, and M. Leeser, "Implementation of a MATLAB-based Self-Configurable Software Defined Radio Transceiver", 2015 Northeastern University Research, Innovation, and Scholarship Expo (RISE:2015), Boston, MA. 29 April 2015. PDF
  • B. Drozdenko, R. Subramanian, K. Chowdhury, and M. Leeser, "Implementation of a MATLAB-based Self-Configurable Software Defined Radio Transceiver", 2015 Northeastern University Communications and Digital Signal Processing Fair (CDSP 2015), Boston, MA. 17 April 2015. PPTX
 
Academic Services
  • Reviewer of the 24th IEEE International Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines (FCCM 2016)
  • Reviewer of the 2016 Reconfigurable Architectures Workshop (RAW 2016)
  • Reviewer of manuscript for ACM Transactions on Reconfigurable Technology and Systems, 2015
  • Reviewer of the 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines (FCCM 2015)
  • Reviewer of the 2015 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC 2015)
 
Memberships
  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member, IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc)
  • Distinguished Toastmaster (as of 2013), Toastmasters International. Former Club President, Area Governor, Club Sponsor, Club Mentor.
 
Presentations and Talks
  • B. Drozdenko, "Enabling Protocol Coexistence: Hardware-Software Codesign of Wireless Transceivers on Heterogeneous Computing Architectures", Northeastern Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Review, Boston, MA, August 5, 2016. PPTX
  • B. Drozdenko, "High-Level Hardware-Software Co-design of an 802.11a Transceiver System using Zynq SoC", 6th Annual New England Workshop on Software Defined Radio (NEWSDR 2016), Boston, MA. 3 June 2016. PPTX
  • B. Drozdenko, "Enabling Protocol Coexistence: High-Level Hardware-Software Co-design of Flexible Modern Wireless Transceivers", Northeastern ECE Ph.D. Student Seminar Series (NEPSSS), Boston, MA, March 30, 2016. PPTX
  • B. Drozdenko, "Parallel Computing with MATLAB", Northeastern University, Boston, MA, February 17, 2016. PPTX
  • B. Drozdenko, "Getting Started with MATLAB", Northeastern University, Boston, MA, February 13, 2016. PPTX
  • B. Drozdenko, R. Subramanian, K. Chowdhury, and M. Leeser, "Implementing a MATLAB-based Self-Configurable Software Defined Radio Transceiver", 5th Annual New England Workshop on Software Defined Radio (NEWSDR 2015), Worcester, MA. 22 May 2015. PPTX
  • B. Drozdenko, R. Subramanian, K. Chowdhury, M. Leeser, "Implementing a MATLAB-based Self-Configurable Software Defined Radio Transceiver", in Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks - 10th International Conference, CROWNCOM 2015, Doha, Qatar, April 21-23, 2015. PPTX
 
Recommended Reading
  • V. Eijkhout, Introduction to High Performance Scientific Computing, 2nd edition, revision 2015. PDF
  • E. A. Lee and S. A. Seshia, Introduction to Embedded Systems: A Cyber-Physical Approach, 2nd edition, version 2.0. PDF