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Dissertation and Theses

Dor, Rahav. ”Decentralized Computing for Reliable Home Automation.” Ph.D. Dissertation. Washington University in St. Louis, MO, United States, December 2023. ps:2904547679.

Dor, Rahav. ”Difficulties and Opportunities in Building Resilient Clinical Monitoring Systems with Wireless Sensor Networks.” M.S. Thesis. In Washington University in St. Louis, All Theses and Dissertations (ETDs). 2013. os:1173.

Dor, Rahav. "Against All Probabilities: A modeling paradigm for streaming applications that goes against common notions." B.S. Honors Thesis. In Washington University in St. Louis, All Computer Science and Engineering Research. Report Number: WUCSE-2010-30 (2010). os:44.

Refereed Conference Publications

Rahav Dor, and Chenyang Lu. "A New Decentralized Model for Reliable Control." To appear in TBD, 2024.

Xin Hu, Rahav Dor, Steven Bosch, Anita Khoong, Jing Li, Susan Stark, and Chenyang Lu. "Challenges in Studying Falls of Community-Dwelling Older Adults in the Real World." In IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing (SMARTCOMP), 1–7, May 2017.

Mo Sha, Rahav Dor, Gregory Hackmann, Chenyang Lu, Tae-Suk Kim, and Taerim Park. "Self-Adapting MAC Layer for Wireless Sensor Networks." In IEEE 34th Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS), 192–201, Dec 2013.

Rahav Dor, Gregory Hackmann, Zhicheng Yang, Chenyang Lu, Yixin Chen, Marin Kollef, and Thomas Bailey. "Experiences with an End-to-End Wireless Clinical Monitoring System." In Proceedings of the conference on Wireless Health, Oct 2012.


Leonardo da Vinci like ancient manuscript but using sketches of modern day electronic comp


Rahav Dor. Decentralized Shared Values. Patent pending.


Rahav Dor. Decentralized Autonomous Control. Patent pending.


A useful process that transfer data from a mobile device such as a smartphone directly to a magnetic card reader by mutual induction or RF (Radio Frequency). The data comprised of information that was originally stored on a card (payment card or other) in its magnetic stripe, as well as other data relevant to the transaction. Software timely generates the desired signals and the wave sequence is electromagnetically induced directly into a legacy magnetic card reader or one of its subsequent units.

An optional apparatus hereby named the Magnetic Bar in one of its many physical embodiments is connected to the smartphone, or is an integral component of the smartphone, and generates the electromagnetic phenomenon.



Method of accessing a work of art, a product, or other tangible or intangible objects without knowing the title or name thereof using fractional sampling of the work of art or object.


A method of identifying a work such as a text, a video, information about what was perceived, or a product without the person interested in the object knowing the title of the object. A fractional sampling device is used by the person to acquire a sample of the work and store the sample in the device. The device is subsequently connected to a search apparatus via a physical wire connection, wireless interface, or the Internet. The sampling stored in the device is then provided to the search apparatus. The search apparatus accesses one or more databases in which is stored substantially the entire contents of the work including identifying indicia about the work. Subsequently the search apparatus matches the sample with information about the work stored in the database and provides information identifying the work, related information, or the work itself to the person. This invention also allows a person to perceive a work at the person preferred location and time.

Book Chapters

Roy Sandip, and Sajal K. Das, eds. "Middleware for the Internet of Things" chapter. In Principles of Cyber-Physical Systems: An Interdisciplinary Approach, 363–86. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020.

Short Publications (Symposium, Workshop, Poster, Abstract)

Rahav Dor, Joseph M. Lancaster, Mark A. Franklin, Jeremy Buhler, and Roger D. Chamberlain. "Using Queuing Theory to Model Streaming Applications." In Proceedings of the Symposium on Application Accelerators in High Performance Computing, July 2010.

Technical Reports

Rahav Dor. "Data Transport System" Report Number: WUCSE-2014-003 (2014). In Washington University in St. Louis, All Computer Science and Engineering Research. os:240.

Rahav Dor. "Performance evaluation of Wireless MAC protocols" (2013). In Washington University in St. Louis, Technical reports. rd:2013.

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