Since 2004, Dr. Richard Guy has been a Technical Project Manger with the Center for Embedded Networked Sensing at UCLA. He is responsible for a range of activities at CENS, including Data Management, Systems Administration, and Deployment Assistance, especially with the Seismic projects in Mexico and Peru.
Dr. Guy also holds an academic appointment as a graduate and undergraduate lecturer in the Computer Science Department at UCLA. He teaches courses in the areas of sensor networks and operating systems.
From 2004-07, Dr. Guy oversaw the development and deployment of 50 experimental CENS-designed seismic stations along a transect reaching from Acapulco to Tampico, in central Mexico. These stations were enhanced with new CENS-developed software in 2007, and a new deployment began in late 2007 in southern Peru, which involved the design and construction of a 65-node ad hoc wireless network that reaches from the coast across the Andes to Lake Titicaca. Point-to-point distances range up to 50km, at elevations up to 16,000ft. In mid-2009, the original 50-station transect was augmented with another 50 stations along a line from Lake Titicaca to Cusco. CalTech's Tectonic Observatory is a significant sponsor of this work. During the mid-2010 to 2012 period, portions of the original two transects will be relocated to a third line from Cusco to Nazca, and also on a fourth line reaching down the coastline from Nazca.
Previously, from 2000-2004 he was a Senior Scientist with the Pervasive Computing Laboratory (PCL) at UCLA CSD. Dr. Guy's primary role was within the iMASH Research Project Team. The NSF-funded iMASH project was exploring the use of adapative middleware to better support hetergeneous mobile clients. In particular, we developed the concept of application session handoff, a new approach to transferring a computation session across end-user devices. From 1996-2000, Dr. Guy worked in the File Mobility Group (FMG) This group conducted research in the areas of replicated and secure file systems for mobile computing.
Prior to joining the File Mobility Group, Dr. Guy served as Information Technology Advisor, Office of the Governor, Guam. In this capacity, he advised numerous Government of Guam agencies with respect to planning, design, and implementation of large-scale information systems, including multi-hundred node client-server environments, and both turnkey and in-house custom development projects ranging in cost from $500K to $5M. Planning included identifying technical personnel needs, training assessments for end users, and operations budgeting. Additionally, Dr. Guy served as liason for development of a newly created Bureau of Information Technology, a government-wide planning and coordination agency.
In addition to his aforementioned assignment as Information Technology Advisor, Dr. Guy also served as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of Guam. In this capacity, he oversaw the implementation of an undergraduate program in Computer Science and taught 13 to 14 courses in the core Computer Science program curiculum. By 1995, he had nurtured the program into the largest major in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). Dr. Guy served as advisor for the student computer society and coordinated the CAS computer laboratory. He designed/installed the first department-wide LAN and multi-building backbone Ethernet and became technical advisor to Plant Management engineers for campus-wide fibernet planning. He also chaired and/or served on numerous university technical, curriculum, and administrative committees.
Dr. Guy received his undergraduate degree from La Sierra University (Computing/Mathematics) in 1981, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from UCLA (Computer Science) in 1987 and 1991.
Last updated: June 2, 2010