Paul Windor Kalebu

Paul Windor Kalebu
MIT EECS Cisco Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Advisor: Dina Katabi
Department: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Areas of Research: Computer Systems
Years: 2016-2017
abstract:

3D Tracking via RF Body Reflections

In recent years multiple advances have improved accuracy and robustness in motion tracking and localization systems. RF localization systems like using WiFi have reached sub-meter accuracy and demonstrated the ability to deal with occlusions. However these systems require the user to carry a wireless device. In contrast depth-imaging systems like Kinect revolutionize human-computer interaction by tracking 3-D motion without user instrumentation but require a user to stay within the device's line-of-sight without occlusions. We envision an RF system that can perform 3-D motion tracking without user instrumentation to improve depth-imaging systems like Kinect to expand their reach beyond direct line-of-sight and enable through-wall human-computer interaction.
About:

Through two UROPs (Media Lab and LEES) and two internships (Intel and Apple) I have gained useful experience in circuit design. Additionally past classes like 6.003 and 6.115 have prepared me well for the project. I hope to improve my expertise with signal processing through the research and I am most excited to work with Professor Katabi in making practical advancements in applications of wireless technology.