Research Interests

Ulric's technical research interests span a mixture of computer science, electrical engineering, and aeronautics/astronautics. Specific areas of expertise include sustainable networks, energy efficiency, data centers, information theory, wireless networks, and situationally-aware systems.


  • U. J. Ferner, T. Wang, M. Medard, "Network coded storage with MR codes," in Proc. Alisomar Conf. on Signals, Systems and Computers, 2013.
  • U. J. Ferner, Q. Long, M. Pedroso, L. Voloch, M. Medard, "Building a network coded storage testbed for data center energy reduction," Proc. IEEE SustainIT, 2013.
  • U. J. Ferner, M. Medard, E. Soljanin, "Toward sustainable networking: Storage area networks with network coding," in Proc. Allerton Conf. on Commun., Control and Comput., Oct. 2012.
  • J. Lien, U. J. Ferner, W. Srichavengsup, H. Wymeersch, and M. Z. Win, "Practical Cooperative Localization and Tracking," in Int. Journal Navig. Observ., 2012.
  • D. Dardari, A. Conti, U. J. Ferner, A. Giorgetti, and M. Z. Win, "Ranging with ultrawide bandwidth signals in multipath environments," in Proc. IEEE, vol. 97, no. 2, pp. 404-426, Feb. 2009.
  • U. J. Ferner, H. Wymeersch, M. Z. Win, "Cooperative anchor-less localization for large dynamic networks," in Proc. of IEEE Int. Conf. on Ultra-Wideband (ICUWB) , Hannover, Germany, Sep. 2008.
  • H. Wymeersch, U. J. Ferner, and M. Z. Win, "Cooperative bayesian self-tracking for wireless networks," IEEE Commun. Lett., vol. 12, no. 7, pp. 505-507, Jul. 2008.
  • S. Namik, U. J. Ferner, and K. W. Sowerby, "Localization in harsh propagation environments," in Proc. Aust. Commun. Theory Workshop, Australia, Feb. 2008.
  • U. J. Ferner, M. Z. Win, "Distributed belief propagation and its generalizations for location-aware networks," S.M. Thesis, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • U. J. Ferner, and C. Ortiz, "Practical considerations for the involvement of graduate students in MIT's international engagements," in MIT Faculty Newsletter, vol. 23, no. 4, Apr. 2011.