Research Interests

Communication Theory - Information Theory - Wireless Networks - Graph Theory - Distributed Algorithms - Random Access Protocols

Publications and Other Work

"Leveraging Physical Layer Capabilities: Distributed Scheduling in Interference Networks with Local Views"

Pedro Santacruz, Vaneet Aggarwal, and Ashutosh Sabharwal
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, November 2014

"The Breadcrumb Router: Bundle Trajectory Tracking and Geographic Source Routing in DTN"

Kalbarczyk, T., Walker, B., Julien, C., Hennessy, A., Santacruz, P.E., Michel, J., and Alford, A.
Proceedings of the 6th Extreme Conference on Communication and Computing (ExtremeCom), August 2014.

"Beyond Interference Avoidance: Distributed Sub-network Scheduling in Wireless Networks with Local Views"

Pedro Santacruz
Ph.D. Thesis, May 2013

"Beyond Interference Avoidance: Distributed Sub-network Scheduling in Wireless Networks with Local Views"

Pedro Santacruz, Vaneet Aggarwal, and Ashutosh Sabharwal
IEEE INFOCOM Mini-Conference, Turin, Italy. April 14-19, 2013

"Statistical Resource Decoupling in Random Access Interference Channels"

Pedro Santacruz and Ashutosh Sabharwal
Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, Princeton, NJ. January 2010

Medium Access Protocol Analysis and Design: An Error-event Approach

2nd Annual School of Information Theory - Poster Presentation
Northwestern University - 2009

Rate Analysis of Multiuser Random Access Protocols as Codes

Rice Affiliates Conference - Poster Presentation
Rice University - 2008

Opportunistic Two-way Protocols for Random Access Networks

599 Research Project
Rice University - 2007

Analysis on the Effects of Nonlinear Amplification on Turbo Coding

Master's Thesis
University of Texas at El Paso - 2006

"Effects of Nonlinear Amplification on Turbo Coding Gain"

Eugene Grayver and Pedro Santacruz
IEEE Aerospace Conference - 2006