- Research Interests/Specializations
My research interests include smart cities, urban mobility, wireless IoT systems and drones in cities, urban data science and informatics, intelligent transportation systems, urban mapping, and travel behavior.
- B.S. Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley
- M.S. Electrical Engineering, Columbia University
My name is Pavan Yedavalli, and I'm currently a Ph.D student in the City & Regional Planning department at Berkeley, advised by Professor Paul Waddell and Professor Daniel Rodriguez. I was previously a Ph.D student in Electrical Engineering (EE) focusing on wireless power applications, and I directed my research specifically toward Smart City applications using wireless IoT systems, sensors, and machine learning. I previously completed my B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) at Berkeley and my M.S. in EE at Columbia.
After my M.S. and before my Ph.D stint, I worked at a wireless communications startup as a digital signal processing software engineer for over five years - we used a cool technology called beamforming to make high-capacity data links (think 4K Netflix everywhere you go in NYC or SF or any urban canyon)!