Meghan works with Prof. Prabal Dutta in Lab 11, the the Embedded Systems Lab in CSE. Her research interests lie in the areas of embedded systems, ubiquitous computing, and the smart grid. She is currently working on Monjolo, an energy-harvesting energy meter that draws zero-power under zero-load conditions and more efficiently measures load consumptions.
Meghan intends to continue to explore the potential for embedded systems to enable major advancements in quality of life and environmental interactions. In particular, she sees opportunities for impact in remote health and science in developing regions, responsive and energy-efficient buildings, and networks that are quick and cheap to deploy in areas with limited Internet connectivity. Additionally, as sensor-based applications become more and more integrated with our lives, she would like to investigate ways of providing useful sensor-based services while preserving privacy.
The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.
Posted: April 8, 2014