sameer iyengar

Hi! I’m Sameer.

My mission is to spread happiness with technology.

I’m the co-founder of Beautylish. We’re building a way to help you find products that will work best for you and teach you how to get the most out of them.

I’ve previously worked on monetization at YouTube, data analytics at Google, missile interceptors at Lockheed Martin and medical sensor device research at UC Berkeley.

Writing

Education:

Technology:

Personal Development:

Teaching

I’m a strong believer in education and I enjoy teaching:

  • I taught Intro to Computer Science at Balboa High school in Fall 2014 as part of TEALS.
  • I mentor low-income, high-achieving high school students with Minds Matter of San Francisco.
  • I was a teaching assistant for CS 61C the third introductory CS class at UC Berkeley in Fall 2006.  You can watch a younger, more handsome version of me give a lecture about networking.
  • I helped develop the Weiner Lecture Archives, an archive of UC Berkeley CS lectures and corresponding lecture notes.

Publications

I was a Graduate Student at UC Berkeley.  My research focused on using wireless sensor networks for healthcare applications.

Framework for Body Sensor Networks
Sameer Iyengar
Thesis, University of California at Berkeley, May 2008

A Framework for Creating Healthcare Monitoring Applications Using Wireless Body Sensor Networks
Sameer Iyengar, Filippo Tempia, Raffaele Gravina, Antonio Guerrieri, Giancarlo Fortino, Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli
ACM International Conference on Body Area Networks (BodyNets), March 2008, Tempe, AZ.

CareNet: An Integrated Wireless Sensor Networking Environment for Remote Healthcare [PDF]
Yuan Xue, Stephen Wicker, Philip J Kuryloski, Shanshan Jiang, Roozbeh Jafari, Ruzena Bajcsy, Yanchuan Cao, Sameer Iyengar
ACM International Conference on Body Area Networks (BodyNets), March 2008, Tempe, AZ.

Spine: Software Framework for Wireless Body Sensor Networks (Poster)
Sameer Iyengar, Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli
2008 Berkeley EECS Annual Research Symposium, February 2008, Berkeley, CA.

Distributed Segmentation and Classification of Human Actions Using a Wearable Motion Sensor Network
Allen Yang, Roozbeh Jafari, Philip Kuryloski, Sameer Iyengar, S. Shankar Sastry and Ruzena Bajcsy
UC Berkeley EECS Technical Reports, December 6, 2007

Distributed Segmentation and Classification of Human Actions Using a Wearable Motion Sensor Network
Allen Yang, Roozbeh Jafari, Philip Kuryloski, Sameer Iyengar, S. Shankar Sastry and Ruzena Bajcsy
IEEE CVPR Workshop on Human Communicative Behavior Analysis (CVPR4HB), June 2008, Anchorage, AK.

The Weiner Lecture Archives: An Ontology-Driven Interface for Viewing Synchronized Lectures and Notes
Gene Zhang, Sean Carr, Sameer Iyengar, Hava Edelstein, Albert Liu and Dan Garcia
SIGCSE ’10 Proceedings of the 41st ACM technical symposium on Computer science education, 2010, New York, NY

A Resource Optimized Physical Movement Monitoring Scheme for Environmental and on-Body Sensor Networks
Antti Vehkaoja, Sameer Iyengar, Mari Zakrzewski, Roozbeh Jafari, Ruzena Bajcsy, Steven Glaser, Jukka Lekkala, Shankar Sastry
ACM workshop on Systems and Networking Support for Healthcare and Assisted Living Environments (HealthNet), June 2007, Puerto Rico

Other Fun Projects

Online since 1999 – My first project was a site that linked to popular Java games.  Thanks to the internet archive, you can still see what an early version and a later revision looked like.

Notizi: Social RSS reader that recommended news articles based on things a user’s friends liked.  I co-founded Notizi along with Casey Ho.  Watch a screencast of one of our early versions.

Smartizen: Application that determined a representatives stance on major issues by analyzing their voting record in congress.  We tagged bills into major topic areas and displayed how each representative voted on bills in that topic.

Popular Now: A Google Search Trends and Yahoo! Boss Mashup that tweeted out news stories based on what people were searching for.