Hello, I am Bernhard (Ben) Firner. I am currently an instructor at
Rutgers University in the Electrical and Computer
Engineering department, where I am teaching the introductory programming undergraduate and graduate courses Programming Methodology I and Programming Finance.
I finished my PhD after working in Rutgers
University's Winlab in New Jersey.
During most of my studies I worked under the guidance of my advisor,
Dr. Yanyong Zhang,
and Dr. Rich Howard. The final result of my thesis was a
wireless protocol that allows small sensors to run for
more than 10 years on a coin cell battery. I have
continued this work with a startup company,
that is creating wireless systems for long-term
environmental monitoring of laboratory animals.
I received my bachelors and masters degrees at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken before working on my PhD at Rutgers. In between going to school I also worked at ITT Avionics as a software engineer for a year and a half.
Take a look at my research page for more about information my research, or if you are are looking for something from one of the informal classes or discussions at WINLAB then check my weblog.