Vinodkrishnan Kulathumani

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Intrusion detection is a surveillance problem of practical import that is well suited to wireless sensor networks. In this paper, we study the application of sensor networks to the intrusion detection problem and the related problems of classifying and tracking targets. Our approach is based on a dense, distributed, wireless network of multi-modal(More)
The <i>Kansei</i> testbed at The Ohio State University is designed to facilitate research on networked sensing applications at scale. <i>Kansei</i> embodies a unique combination of characteristics as a result of its design focus on sensing and scaling: (i) Heterogeneous hardware infrastructure with dedicated node resources for local computation, storage,(More)
Project ExScal (for extreme scale) fielded a 1000+ node wireless sensor network and a 200+ node peer-to-peer ad hoc network of 802.11 devices in a 13km by 300m remote area in Florida, USA during December 2004. In comparison with previous deployments, the ExScal application is relatively complex and its networks are the largest ones of either type fielded to(More)
Recent experiments have taken steps towards realizing the vision of extremely large wireless sensor networks, the largest of these being ExScal, in which we deployed about 1200 nodes over a 1.3 km by 300 m open area. Such experiments remain especially challenging because of: (a) prior observations of failure of sensor network protocols to scale, due to(More)
We present a fast, local clustering service, FLOC, that partitions a multihop wireless network into nonoverlapping and approximately equal-sized clusters. Each cluster has a clusterhead such that all nodes within unit distance and some nodes within distance m of the clusterhead belong to the cluster. We show that, by asserting a stretch factor m ges 2, FLOC(More)
We present a fast local clustering service, FLOC, that partitions a multi-hop wireless network into nonoverlapping and approximately equal-sited clusters. Each cluster has a clusterhead such that all nodes within unit distance of the clusterhead belong to the cluster but no node beyond distance m from the clusterhead belongs to the cluster. By asserting m(More)
Surveillance systems based on sensor network technology have been shown to successfully detect, classify and track targets of interest over a large area. State information collected via the sensor network also enables these systems to actuate mobile agents so as to achieve surveillance goals such as target capture and asset protection. But satisfying these(More)
In this paper, we describe how information obtained from multiple views using a network of cameras can be effectively combined to yield a reliable and fast human action recognition system. We describe a score-based fusion technique for combining information from multiple cameras that can handle arbitrary orientation of the subject with respect to the(More)
Distributed observation and control of mobile objects via static wireless sensors demands timely information in a <i>distance-sensitive</i> manner: Information about closer objects is required more often and more quickly than that of farther objects. In this article, we present a wireless sensor network protocol, Trail, that supports distance-sensitive(More)
In-network processing is recommended for many sensor network applications to reduce communication and improve energy efficiency. However, constraints on memory, speed, and energy currently limit the processing capabilities within a sensor network. By integrating ultra-low-power analog circuitry with sensor nodes, we can reduce the node's power consumption(More)