SHINY ABRAHAM, Ph.D.                                                     

Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering,

Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL-36088 
Email: sabraham@mytu.tuskegee.edu                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Phone: 334-724-4795

EDUCATION:

Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA; August 2012

B.E., Telecommunication Engineering, Visveswaraya Technological University, Bangalore, India; June 2007

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Wireless communication:

  • Transmitter/receiver optimization to support quality of service

  • Interference avoidance and power control in wireless systems.

  • OFDM, MIMO and LTE systems

  • Game-theoretic approaches for optimization in wireless systems and power systems.

 Cognitive radio networks, Computer Communication Networks, CyberSecurity, Optimization in Digital Signal and Image Processing.
 Engineering Education Research: Active learning and Experimental-Centric Pedagogy. 

TEACHING:

EENG0221: Linear Networks and Circuits I 

EENG0221L: Linear Networks and Circuits I Lab

EENG0527: Internet Security 

EENG0590: Introduction to Game Theory 

EENG0525: Computer Network Design 

PUBLICATIONS:

  1. Shiny Abraham and Dimitrie C. Popescu, “Joint Transmitter Adaptation and Power Control for Cognitive Radio Networks with Target SIR Requirements”, Elsevier Journal on Physical Communications (Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1016/j.phycom.2012.05.009). 
  2. Shiny Abraham, Dimitrie C. Popescu and Octavia A. Dobre, “Joint Beamforming and Power Control in Downlink Multiuser MIMO Systems”, Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing (Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1002/wcm.2362). 
  3. Shiny Abraham and Dimitrie C. Popescu. “Joint Transmitter Adaptation and Power Control in Multi-User Wireless Systems with Fading Channels”. 2013 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium- RWS 2013.
  4. Shiny Abraham and Dimitrie C. Popescu. “Joint Transmitter Adaptation and Power Control for Downlink Wireless Systems with Target SIR Requirements”. Proceedings 2011 Conference on Information Sciences and Systems – CISS 2011.
  5. Dimitrie C. Popescu, Shiny Abraham, and Octavia A. Dobre. “Joint Transmitter Adaptation and Power Control In Multi-User Wireless Systems with Target SIR Requirements”. Proceedings 2010 Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers – Asilomar 2010.
  6. Dimitrie C. Popescu, Shiny Abraham, Otilia Popescu, and Octavia A. Dobre. “On the Uplink-Downlink Duality for Gaussian Vector Channels with Colored Noise and Applications to CDMA Transmitter Adaptation”. Proceedings 25th IEEE Biennial Symposium on Communications, May 2010.
  7. Shiny Abraham, Dimitrie C. Popescu, and Octavia Dobre. “Joint Beamforming and Power Control in Downlink Multiuser MIMO Systems”. Proceedings 2010 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium- RWS 2010
  8. Dimitrie C. Popescu, Shiny Abraham, and Otilia Popescu. “Downlink Transmitter Adaptation Based On Greedy SINR Maximization”. Proceedings 22nd IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering - CCECE 2009.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS:

  1.  Idehen Ikponmwosa, Gregory V. Murphy and Shiny Abraham, “A Centralized Method for Control of Reactive Power and Voltage in a Power Grid :A Game Theoretic Approach”, CURENT NSF-DOE Site Visit, Knoxville, TN, May 2014.
  2. Idehen Ikponmwosa, Gregory V. Murphy and Shiny Abraham, “A Method for Distributed Control of Reactive Power and Voltage Security in a Power Grid:  A Game Theoretic Approach”, CURENT NSF-DOE Site Visit, Knoxville, TN, May 2014.
  3. Md. Touhiduzzaman, Shiny Abraham and Gregory V. Murphy, “Analysis of Cyber-Security Threats in Smart Grids: A Game Theoretic Approach”, CURENT NSF-DOE Site Visit, Knoxville, TN, May 2014.
  4. Kennedy Aganah, Gregory V. Murphy and Shiny Abraham, “Decoupled Distributed Voltage/Frequency Control for Grid-connected Renewable Energy Systems”, CURENT NSF-DOE Site Visit, Knoxville, TN, May 2014.
  5. Idehen Ikponmwosa, Gregory V. Murphy and Shiny Abraham, “Reactive Power Control and Voltage Stability in Power Grids-a Game-Theoretic Approach”, CURENT NSF-DOE Site Visit, Knoxville, TN, April 2013.
  6. Mohammad Imtiaz Ahmed, Shiny Abraham and Gregory V. Murphy, “Game Theoretic Optimization for Switching of Automatic Power Factor Correctors in Transmission Systems”, CURENT NSF-DOE Site Visit, Knoxville, TN, April 2013.
  7. Shiny Abraham, and Dimitrie C. Popescu, “Joint Transmitter Adaptation and Power Control in Multi-User Wireless Systems with Fading Channels”, RWS -2013, January 2013, Austin, Texas.
  8. Danda B. Rawat, Shiny Abraham, Sirisha Koduri, and Dimitrie C. Popescu “Transmitter/Receiver Optimization in Wireless Systems”, Hampton Road's Research Expo-2008, April 2008, Norfolk VA.
INVITED TALKS:
  1. Wireless Engineering Research and Education Center, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, "Traffic Related Event Detection using a Distributed Expectation-Maximization Algorithm", October 2013.
  2. Wireless Engineering Research and Education Center, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, "Performance Optimization over Wireless Links with Operating Constraints", November 2014.
HONORS AND AWARDS:
  1. Dean’s Doctoral Fellowship – Fall 2009 to Summer 2011, Batten College of Engineering, ODU.

  2. Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award- Spring 2012, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, ODU.

AFFILIATIONS:

Member, IEEE
Member, IEEE Communications Society
Member, ASEE

APPOINTMENTS:

Assistant Professor: Department of Electrical Engineering, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama - August 2012 to Present.

Faculty Researcher: Center for Ultra-Wide-Area Resilient Electric Energy transmission Networks (CURENT)-NSF Engineering Research Center, Tuskegee University Campus.- 
January 2013 to Present

Research Assistant: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA – August 2009 to July 2011

Teaching Assistant: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA – August 2011 to July 2012 ; August 2007 to July 2009.

Undergraduate Project: Indian Space Research Organization – Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC), Bangalore, India – January 2007 to May 2007

SERVICE:

Technical Program Committee Member: IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2015, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) 2014- Cognitive Radio and Spectrum Sensing Track, IEEE Globecom 2014- Signal Processing and Communications Symposium, IEEE VTC 2013-Multiple Antenna Systems track, IEEE Globecom 2013-Signal Processing for Communication.

Reviewer:

IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Elsevier Journals of Physical Communications and Ad Hoc Networks , European Transactions on Telecommunications, International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, International Journal of Communication Systems, IEEE Globecom, IEEE VTC, IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN), IEEE Conference on Control, Systems & Industrial Informatics (ICCSII 2012), IEEE Symposium on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ISIEA 2012), Advanced Communication Technologies and Applications to Intelligent Transportation Systems, Cognitive Radios and Sensor Networks (ACTICS-2011), International Journal of Research and Reviews in Ad hoc networks (IJRRAN-2011), International Conference on Cyber-Enabled Distributed Computing and Knowledge Discovery (CyberC-2010).

Panelist:

 
DoD Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship Evaluation Panel – 2014.

Student Advisor: Tuskegee University IEEE student chapter.
Mentor: Digilent Hardware Design Contest Team from TU, 2014, Cyber Security student team from TU at the Facebook Capture the Flag Contest, 2014.

COLLABORATORS:

  1. Dimitrie C. Popescu, Ph.D., Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
  2. Octavia Dobre, Ph.D., Memorial University, NL, Canada
  3. Otilia Popescu, Ph.D., Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
  4. Shiwen Mao, Ph.D., Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  5. Gregory V. Murphy, Ph.D., Tuskegee University, AL