Haitham
Haitham Hassanieh

Assistant Professor, ECE & CS
Systems and Networking Research Group
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

463 Coordinated Science Laboratory
1308 W Main Street, Urbana, IL 61801
Email: haitham@illinois.edu



I am an Assistant Professor in the ECE and CS Departments at UIUC. I am interested in networking, wireless and RF systems, mobile and sensing systems, sparse recovery applications. I lead the Systems and Networking Research Group at UIUC.

Before coming to UIUC, I received my PhD in EECS from MIT. My PhD thesis on the Sparse Fourier Transform won the ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award, 2016, the Sprowls best thesis award at MIT, and TR10 Award for top ten breakthrough technologies in 2012.


NEWS

TEACHING
AWARDS & HONORS
  • NSF Career Award (2018)
  • Faculty Ranked Excellent by Their Students (Spring 2018)
  • ACM SIGMOBILE Research Highlights (2017)
  • MobiSys Conference Best Paper Award (2017)
  • ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award (2016)
  • George Sprowls Award for Best PhD Thesis in Computer Science at MIT (2016)
  • SciTech Best Graduate Student Award (2013)
  • TR10: Technology Review's 10 Breakthrough Technologies (2012)
  • SIGCOMM Conference Best Paper Award (2011)
  • 8th FEASC Conference Best Paper Award (2009)



PAPERS
THESES
CODE
TALKS


PAPERS
  • Ghostbuster: Detecting the Presence of Hidden Eavesdroppers
    Anadi Chaman, Jiaming Wang, Jiachen Sun, Haitham Hassanieh, Romit Roy Choudhury
    MOBICOM'18, ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, October 2018
    [PAPER]

  • MUTE: Bringing IoT to Noise Cancellation
    Sheng Shen, Nirupam Roy, Junfeng Guan, Haitham Hassanieh, Romit Roy Choudhury
    SIGCOMM'18, ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication August 2018
    [PAPER]     [SLIDES]    

  • Fast Millimeter Wave Beam Alignment
    Haitham Hassanieh, Omid Abari, Michael Rodriguez, Mohammed Abdelghany, Dina Katabi, Piotr Indyk
    SIGCOMM'18, ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication August 2018
    [PAPER]     [SLIDES]    

  • RF Filters with Periodic Passbands for Sparse Fourier Transform-Based Spectrum Sensing
    Ruochen Lu, Tomas Manzaneque, Yansong Yang, Jin Zhou, Haitham Hassanieh, Songbin Gong
    JMEMS'18, Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 2018
    [PAPER]    

  • LiquID: A Wireless Liquid IDentifier
    Ashutosh Dhekne, Mahanth Gowda, Yixuan Zhao, Haitham Hassanieh, Romit Roy Choudhury
    MobiSys'18, ACM Conference on Mobile Systems Applications, and Services, June 2018
    [PAPER]     [SLIDES]    

  • An RF Comb Filters for Sparse Fourier Transform-based Spectrum Sensing
    Ruochen Lu, Tomas Manzaneque, Yansong Yang, Jin Zhou, Haitham Hassanieh, Songbin Gong
    IUS'18, IEEE International Ultrasonic Symposium, October 2018

  • Inaudible Voice Commands: The Long-Range Attack and Defense
    Nirupam Roy, Sheng Shen, Haitham Hassanieh, Romit Roy Choudhury
    NSDI'18, USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation, April 2018
    [PAPER]     [SLIDES]    

  • BackDoor: Making Microphones Hear Inaudible Sounds
    Nirupam Roy, Haitham Hassanieh, Romit Roy Choudhury
    MobiSys'17, ACM Conference on Mobile Systems Applications, and Services, June 2017
    [PAPER]     [SLIDES]     [DEMO]     BEST PAPER AWARD

  • Millimeter Wave Communications: from Point-to-Point Links to Agile Network Connections,
    Omid Abari (Co-primary), Haitham Hassanieh (Co-primary), Michael Rodriguez, and Dina Katabi
    HotNets'16, ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Network, November 2016
    [PAPER]     [SLIDES]

  • Poster: A Millimeter Wave Software Defined Radio Platform with Phased Arrays,
    Omid Abari, Haitham Hassanieh, Michael Rodriguez, and Dina Katabi
    MOBICOM'16, ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, October 2016
    [PAPER]     [POSTER]

  • Securing RFIDs by Randomizing the Modulation and Channel,
    Haitham Hassanieh, Jue Wang, Dina Katabi, and Tadayoshi Kohno
    NSDI'15, USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation, May 2015
    [PAPER]     [SLIDES]

  • A Wireless Charging Infrastructure for Future Electrical Vehicular Adhoc Networks,
    Mohamad Watfa, S. Miniaoui, Haitham Al Hassaneih, and Samir Selman
    Journal of Networks, Volume: 10, No: 9, Page(s): 487-500, 2015

  • Fast Multi-dimensional NMR Acquisition and Processing Using the Sparse FFT,
    Haitham Hassanieh, Maxim Mayzel, Lixin Shi, Dina Katabi, and Vladislav Yu Orekhov
    Journal of Biomolecular NMR, Springer, 2015
    [PAPER]    

  • Light Field Reconstruction Using Sparsity in the Continuous Fourier Domain
    Lixin Shi, Haitham Hassanieh, Abe Davis, Dina Katabi and Fredo Durand
    SIGGRAPH'15, ACM Transactions on Graphics Volume: 34, No: 1, November 2014
    [PAPER]     [WEBSITE]

  • High-Throughput Implementation of a Million-Point Sparse Fourier Transform
    Abhinav Agarwal, Haitham Hassanieh, Omid Abari, Ezz Hamed, Dina Katabi, and Arvind
    FPL'14, International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications, September 2014
    [PAPER]

  • D-BigBand: Sensing GHz-Wide Non-Sparse Spectrum on Commodity Radios
    Lixin Shi, Haitham Hassanieh and Dina Katabi
    MOBICOM'14 S3, 6th Annual Workshop on Wireless of the Students, by the Students, for the Students, September 2014

  • GHz-Wide Sensing and Decoding Using the Sparse Fourier Transform
    Haitham Hassanieh, Lixin Shi, Omid Abari, Ezzeldin Hamed, Dina Katabi
    INFOCOM'14, IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications, Toronto Canada, April 2014
    [PAPER]     [SLIDES]    

  • Correlation Chemical Shift Imaging with Sparse-FFT and Real-time Motion and Shim Correction,
    Ovidiu Andronesi, Lixin Shi, Haitham Hassanieh, Wolfgang Bogner, Borjan Gagoski, Aaron Hess, Dylan Tisdall, Andre van der Kouwe, Dina Katabi, and Elfar Adalsteinsson.
    ENCí14, 55th Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Conference, Boston USA,March 2014
    [PAPER]     [POSTER]    

  • A 0.75 Million-Point Fourier Transform Chip for Frequency-Sparse Signals
    Omid Abari, Ezz Hamed, Haitham Hassanieh, Abhinav Agarwal, Dina Katabi, Anantha Chandrakasan, and Vladimir Stojanovic.
    ISSCCí14, International Solid-State Circuits Conference, San Francisco USA, February 2014
    [PAPER]     [SLIDES]    

  • Sample-Optimal Average-Case Sparse Fourier Transform in Two Dimensions
    Badih Ghazi, Haitham Hassanieh, Piotr Indyk, Dina Katabi, Eric Price, Lixin Shi
    Allerton'13, 51st Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, October 2013
    [PAPER]     [EXTENDED PAPER]     [SLIDES]     [ARXIV]    

  • MRS Sparse-FFT: Reducing Acquisition Time and Artifacts for In Vivo 2D Correlation Spectroscopy
    Lixin Shi, Ovidiu Andronesi, Haitham Hassanieh, Badih Ghazi, Dina Katabi, and Elfar Adalsteinsson
    ISMRM'13, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Annual Meeting & Exhibition , Salt Lake City USA, April 2013
    [PAPER]     [POSTER]    

  • Shift Finding in Sublinear Time
    Alexander Andoni, Haitham Hassanieh, Piotr Indyk, and Dina Katabi.
    SODA'13, ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms, New Orleans USA, January 2013
    [PAPER]     [SLIDES]    

  • A Novel Solution to the Energy Hole Problem in Sensor Networks
    Mohamad Watfa, Haitham Al Hassaneih, and Samir Selman
    Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Volume: 36, No: 2, Page(s): 949-958, 2013

  • Faster GPS Via the Sparse Fourier Transform
    Haitham Hassanieh, Fadel Adib, Dina Katabi, and Piotr Indyk.
    MOBICOM'12, ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking , Istanbul Turkey, August 2012
    [PAPER]     [SLIDES]    

  • Efficient and Reliable Low-Power Backscatter Networks
    Jue Wang, Haitham Hassanieh, Dina Katabi, and Piotr Indyk.
    SIGCOMM'12, ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication, Helsinki Finland, August 2012
    [PAPER]     [SLIDES]     [POSTER]   

  • Nearly Optimal Sparse Fourier Transform
    Haitham Hassanieh, Piotr Indyk, Dina Katabi, and Eric Price.
    STOC'12, ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing, New York USA, May 2012.
    [PAPER]     [SLIDES]     [ARXIV]     [WEBSITE]    

  • Simple and Practical Algorithm for Sparse Fourier Transform
    Haitham Hassanieh, Piotr Indyk, Dina Katabi, and Eric Price.
    SODA'12, ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms, Kyoto Japan, January 2012
    [PAPER]     [SLIDES]     [CODE]     [WEBSITE]    

  • They Can Hear Your Heartbeats: Non-Invasive Security for Implanted Medical Devices
    Shyamnath Gollakota, Haitham Hassanieh, Ben Ransford, Dina Katabi and Kevin Fu.
    SIGCOMM'11, ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication, Toronto Canada, August 2011
    [PAPER]  [SLIDES]   [POSTER]   [WEBSITE]   BEST PAPER AWARD

  • SourceSync: A Distributed Wireless Architecture for Exploiting Sender Diversity
    Hariharan Rahul, Haitham Hassanieh, and Dina Katabi.
    SIGCOMM'10, ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication, Delhi India, September 2010
    [PAPER]     [SLIDES]    

  • Multi-Hop Wireless Energy Transfer in WSNs
    Mohamad Watfa, Samir Selman, and Haitham Al Hassaneih
    IEEE Communication Letters, Volume: 15, No: 12, Page(s): 1275-1277, 2011

  • Extended Minimum Classification Error Training in Voice Activity Detection
    Takayuki Arakawa, Haitham Al-Hassanieh, Masanori Tsujikawa, and Ryosuke Isotani
    ASRU'09, IEEE Workshop on Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding, Merano Italy, December 2009

  • Stereosight: A Package for Viewing and Creating Stereogram Images
    Haitham Al-Hassanieh, Amer Chamseddine, and Hassane Slaibi
    FEASC'09, 8th FEA Student Conference at AUB, Beirut Lebanon,May 2009
    Best Undergraduate Paper Award

  • The Road to Immortal Sensor Nodes
    Mohamad Watfa, Haitham Hassanieh, and Samir Selman
    ISSNIP'08, IEEE Int. Conf. on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Info. Processing, Sydney Autralia, December 2008

THESIS
  • The Sparse Fourier Transform: Theory & Practice.
    Haitham Hassanieh.
    PhD Thesis, EECS MIT, Feb. 2016.
    [THESIS]

  • Encryption on the Air: Non-Invasive Security for Implantable Medical Devices.
    Haitham Hassanieh.
    Masters Thesis, EECS MIT, June 2011.
    [THESIS]

CODE

TALKS
  • Millimeter Wave Communications: from Point-to-Point Links to Agile Network Connections
    HotNets'16 Workshop, November 2016
    [SLIDES]
  • The Sparse Fourier Transform: Theory and Applications
    UCSD, UIUC, Cornell, Wisconsin Madison, MSR Redmond, 2015
    [SLIDES]
  • Overview of Sparse Fourier Transform Applications
    FOCS 2014 Workshop on The Sparse Fourier Transform: Theory and Applications, October 2014
    [SLIDES]
  • GHz-Wide Sensing and Decoding Using the Sparse Fourier Transform
    INFOCOM'14 Conference, April 2014
    [SLIDES]
  • BigBand: Realtime GHz Spectrum Sensing & Decoding
    MIT Center for Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing Annual Retreat, October 2013
    [SLIDES]
  • Sample Optimal Sparse Fourier Transform in Two Dimensions
    Allerton 2013 Conference, October 2013
    [SLIDES]
  • GPS Synchronization via the Sparse Fourier Transform
    Workshop on Sparse Fourier Transform, MIT, February 2013
    [SLIDES]
  • Shift Finding in Sublinear Time
    SODA'13 Conference, January 2013
    [SLIDES]
  • Sparse FFT: Faster Than the Fast Fourier Transform
    Allerton 2013 Conference, October 2012
    [SLIDES]
  • Faster GPS Via the Sparse Fourier Transform
    MOBICOM'12 Conference, August 2012
    [SLIDES]
  • Faster Algorithms for Sparse Fourier Transform
    EECE Complexity Seminar, AUB, July 2012
    [SLIDES]
  • Simple and Practical Algorithm for the Sparse Fourier Transform
    Invited Talk, UMass Dartmouth, April 2012
    [SLIDES]