jLab in Smart Sensing

UC Santa Cruz


BE 240

1156 High Street

Santa Cruz, CA 95064

The jLab researches wireless sensing and communications systems, with a focus technology that furthers sustainable practices. Our work includes designing novel sensing paradigms for agriculture, inventing techniques for ultra-low power communication in indoor sensor networks, and exploiting non-traditional energy sources, such as microbes, for sustainable sensing.

selected publications

  1. Low-Cost In-Ground Soil Moisture Sensing with Radar Backscatter Tags
    Josephson, Colleen, Kotaru, Manikanta, Winstein, Keith, Katti, Sachin, and Chandra, Ranveer
    In ACM SIGCAS Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies 2021
  2. Early Characterization of Soil Microbial Fuel Cells
    Marcano, Gabriel, Josephson, Colleen, and Pannuto, Pat
    In IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) Special Session on Smart Agriculture May 2022