You have reached Stephen P. Tarzia's web space. I lead the Engineering Department at a mobile messaging startup called Vaporstream.
Before graduating in August 2011, I was a Ph.D. student at Northwestern University in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department. My advisor was Professor Peter Dinda, and I worked on mobile systems, with an emphasis on acoustic sensing. My other interests include music technology, operating systems, electronics design automation, optimization algorithms, Internet telephony, embedded systems, architectural acoustics and high-performance computing.
My graduate work was funded by Northwestern University through various fellowships and through my advisors' National Science Foundation grants.
Prem presented our acoustics research at the AES Convention in Budapest.
I began work as an iPhone software engineer at an exciting Chicago startup called VaporStream.
I successfully defended my PhD thesis "Acoustic Sensing of Location and User Presence on Mobile Computers." :)
Added a room identification listening test.
Our paper Indoor Localization Without Infrastructure Using the Acoustic Background Spectrum will be presented at MobiSys’11 in June.
Our paper Display Power Management Policies in Practice will be presented at ICAC’10 in June.
Sonar Power Manager version 0.8 released.
Sonar Power Manager featured on slashdot.org tech news site.
USENIX’09 Annual Technical Conference summaries published. I wrote several of these summaries.
First public release of Sonar Power Manager, version 0.7.
Presented Sonar poster at USENIX’09 Annual Technical Conference in San Diego.
Updated remotecmd code for newer kernels.