Lara B. Deek

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Hello and welcome to my homepage! I am a graduating PhD candidate in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California at Santa Barbara. In 2008, I joined the NMSL/MOMENT lab, and I am being co-advised by Professors Kevin Almeroth and Elizabeth Belding. My research interests are in wireless networking in general, and in particular designing resource-efficient wireless systems for emerging wireless networks.

Most recently, I was the recipient of the department's 2013 Outstanding Graduate Student Award. I have also recently had the honor of being featured on the UCSB Graduate Student Spotlight!

I have been awarded the UCSB Certificate in College and University Teaching (CCUT), appearing in my PhD degree. Refer to my teaching page for further details.

During my graduate studies, I have served as the chair for the 2011 Graduate Student Workshop in Computing (GSWC), and previously the co-chair for the 2010 GSWC. Finally, I was the Computer Science graduate student representative to the Graduate Student Association for the 2010-2011 school year.

Before UCSB, I got my undergraduate degree in Computer and Communications Engineering in 2008 from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

UPDATE: I defended my thesis in August 2014, and I have accepted a postdoctoral associate position in Romit Roy Choudhury's lab in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, starting Fall of 2014.