Open Phd positions

I have open PhD positions for topics related to Visible Light Communication. I am looking for motivated students with a strong systems background. You can check the description of the position here. If you want to apply, please fill up this form.

Research Interests &
Short Bio

My research interests are broadly in the areas of the Internet of Things (IoT), visible light communication, pervasive computing, wireless networks and cyber physical systems (CPS). Whitin these areas, I am particularly interested in research problems that are amenable to both, simple mathematical analysis and system evaluation.

I obtained my PhD and MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, and my BSc in Electronics Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Before my appointment at TU Delft, I was a member of the research staff at Xerox Research Labs; an IRCSET fellow at the National University of Ireland, Galway; and a senior researcher at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany.

Recent Selected Publications

My full publication list is available here

  • R. Bloom, M. Zuniga, Q. Wang, D. Giustiniano, "Tweeting with Sunlight: Encoding Data on Mobile Objects", [accepted for publication], IEEE INFOCOM 2019.

  • J. Verhoeff, A. Srirangam, M. Zuniga, B. Humala, "Monitoring LED Lights with Current Signatures", [pdf], IEEE INFOCOM 2018.

  • A. Galisteo, Q. Wang, A. Deshpande, M. Zuniga, D. Giustiniano, "Follow that Light: Leveraging LEDs for Relative Two-Dimensional Localization", [pdf], ACM CoNEXT 2017.

  • H.Wu, Q. Wang, J. Xiong, M. Zuniga, "SmartVLC: When Smart Lighting Meets VLC", [pdf], ACM CoNEXT 2017.

  • Q. Wang, M. Zuniga, D. Giustiniano, "Passive Communication with Ambient Light", [pdf], ACM CoNEXT 2016. Best Paper Runner Up. Related to this concept is our Accenture Innovation Award 2017 for using "Sunlight for Communication", which is also the result of joint work with Dr. Wang and Dr. Giustiniano. Link and RTL Z interview.

  • M. Cattani, A. Loukas, M. Zimmerling, M. Zuniga, K. Langendoen, "Staffetta: Smart Duty-Cycling for Opportunistic Data Collection", [pdf], ACM SENSYS 2016.

  • L. Klaver, M. Zuniga, "Shine: A Step Towards Distributed Multi-Hop Visible Light Communication", [pdf], IEEE MASS 2015. Schematics and firmware available [here]. Best Paper Award.

  • A. Loukas, M. Cattani, M. Zuniga, J. Gao, "Graph Scale-Space Theory for Distributed Peak and Pit Identification", [pdf], ACM/IEEE IPSN 2015.

  • N. Brouwers, M. Zuniga, K. Langendoen, "NEAT: A Novel Energy Analysis Toolkitfor Free-Roaming Smartphones", [pdf], ACM SENSYS 2014.

  • A. Loukas, M. Zuniga, I. Protonotarios and J. Gao, "How to identify global trends from local decisions? Spatial Event Detection on Mobile Networks", [pdf], IEEE INFOCOM 2014.

  • M. Cattani, M. Zuniga, A. Loukas and K. Langendoen, "Lightweight Neighborhood Cardinality Estimation in Dynamic Wireless Networks", [pdf], ACM/IEEE IPSN 2014 (IP track). Best Paper Runner Up.

  • C. Boano, M. Zuniga, J. Brown, U. Roedig, C. Keppitiyagama, and K. Roemer, "TempLab: A Testbed Infrastructure to Study the Impact of Temperature on Wireless Sensor Networks", [pdf], ACM/IEEE IPSN 2014 (SPOTS track).

  • N. Brouwers, M. Zuniga and K. Langendoen, "Incremental Wi-Fi Scanning for Energy-Efficient Localization", [pdf], IEEE PERCOM 2014.

Professional Service

I am involved in the Technical Programm Committes of various venues, including:

  • ACM SENSYS (2019, 2017, 2016)
  • IEEE INFOCOM (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016)
  • IEEE PERCOM (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)
  • ACM/IEEE IoTDI (2019)
  • ACM/IEEE IPSN (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013)
  • ACM MOBICOM (2018)
  • ACM BUILDSYS (2018)
  • IEEE RTSS (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013)

A complete list of my professional service is available here