Who Am I?

I'm Pat Pannuto, a fourth-year PhD student at the University of Michigan.

I am advised by Prabal Dutta and am the recipient of the National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship (2013), the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Fellowship (2013), and the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (QInF) (2013). I am currently supported by NDSEG.

My research focuses on solving the "last inch" problem: bringing connectivity and computing capability to everything. A key component of this is the cubic millimeter project, which aims to bring general-purpose computing and sensing to millimeter-scale devices. Recently, we identified the system interconnect as a key impediment to further scaling the energy and area of embedded computing. To address this, I led the design of MBus, a new chip-to-chip interconnect optimized for energy-conscious designs.

In addition, I've worked on solving the indoor localization problem, both using visible light and smartphones and a novel RF-based approach that achieves ultra-wideband accuracy (order 1-10 cm) using only narrowband components. I've also done some work on exploring alternative sensing schemes for monitoring power grid health and tracking human interactions with high spatio-temporal fidelity.


Lab (More likely to find me here)

4908 BBB [Bob and Betty Beyster Building, formerly CSE]

2260 Hayward, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Office

2909 BBB [Bob and Betty Beyster Building, formerly CSE]

2260 Hayward, Ann Arbor, MI 48109