Alanson Sample is an associate professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He worked at Intel Labs in Hillsboro on energy harvesting for wearable and Internet of Things applications. He also held a postdoctoral research position in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. Alanson received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 2011 from the University of Washington.
Professor Sample's research focuses on enabling new guest experiences and sensing systems by applying novel approaches to electromagnetics, RF and analog circuits, and embedded systems. Past projects include the development of long-range passive RFID tags enhanced with sensing and computing capabilities, the use of coupled magnetic resonance as a means of wirelessly powering consumer electronics and medical implants, and ambient energy harvesting. Alanson has authored several articles and patents on RFID, wireless power, energy harvesting, and robotics. His research interests lie broadly in the areas of wireless communication, embedded systems, sensing, and Human Computer Interaction.
“EM-Comm: Touch Based Communication via Modulated Electromagnetic Emissions”; Chouchang (Jack) Yang and Alanson Sample; Proceedings of the ACM Interactive, Mobile, Wearable Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT); Vol.1, Iss.3, Article 12, 2017 (Presented at UbiComp 2017)
“RFID Light Bulb: Enabling Ubiquitous Deployment of Interactive RFID Systems”; Jeremy Gummeson, James Mccann, Chouchang (Jack) Yang, Damith Ranasinghe, Scott Hudson, and Alanson Sample; Proceedings of the ACM Interactive, Mobile, Wearable Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT); Vol.1, Iss.2, Article 12, 2017 (Presented at UbiComp 2017)
"Quasistatic Cavity Resonance for Ubiquitous Wireless Power Transfer;" PLOS ONE; February 2017
"Electromagnetic Time Reversal Focusing of Near Field Waves in Metamaterials"; Applied Physics Letters; 109, December 2016
"3-Dimensional Charging via Multi-Mode Resonant Cavity Enabled Wireless Power Transfer"; Matthew J. Chabalko and Alanson P. Sample; IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics; November 2015