I am perhaps best-known for my whitespace maps. Published in our IEEE DySpAN 2010 paper, these were among the first visualizations that researchers had of the vast whitespace opportunity. Below you see a map whose colors represent the number of 6-MHz channels available for unlicensed use across the United States. Since then, I have continued to explore spectrum policy using an empirical approach.
The code for the results in most publications can be found at github.com/kate-harrison/whitespace-eval.
— Kate Harrison and Anant Sahai, "Allowing sensing as a supplement: an approach to the weakly-localized whitespace device problem." 2014 IEEE Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks, Mclean, Virginia, USA.
— Shaddi Hasan, Kurtis Heimerl, Kate Harrison, Kashif Ali, Sean Roberts, Anant Sahai, and Eric Brewer "GSM Whitespaces: An Opportunity for Rural Cellular Service." 2014 IEEE Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks, Mclean, Virginia, USA.
slides (.pdf) by Shaddi Hasan
— Kate Harrison and Anant Sahai, "Register everyone: on the whitespace use of wireless microphone channels, channel 37, and the soon-to-be guard bands." Tech report.
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— Kate Harrison and Anant Sahai, "Seeing the bigger picture: context-aware regulations." 2012 IEEE Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks, Seattle, Washington, USA.
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— Kate Harrison, "Cognitive radios in the TV whitespaces: challenges and opportunities." Master's thesis, UC Berkeley, 2011.
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— Kate Harrison and Anant Sahai, "Potential collapse of whitespaces and the prospect for a universal power rule." 2011 IEEE Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks, Aachen, Germany.
— Kate Harrison and Gireeja Ranade, "Dynamic Fractional Frequency Reuse in OFDMA Systems," UC Berkeley EE 224B class project, spring 2010.
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— Anant Sahai, Kristen Woyach, Kate Harrison, Hari Palaiyanur, and Rahul Tandra, "Towards 'A Theory of Spectrum Zoning,'" Allerton Oct 2009.
Cottage Grove High School (fall 2002 - spring 2005)
Northwoods High School (fall 2001 - spring 2002)
Please direct all emails to harriska AT eecs DOT berkeley DOT edu.I'm on LinkedIn but you can also view my CV here.