I'm Sam Thornton, a PhD student at the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department of the University of California, San Diego. I am working with Professor Sujit Dey at the Mobile Systems Design Lab. I received my B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California in 2016. My main research interest is in wireless communications including things like cloud based networks, connected health solutions, autonomous vehicles, and the internet of things (IoT). Some of my interests outside of engineering include sports, exercising, video games and comedy.