Wenhan Dai

Research Area Communication theory, stochastic optimization and their applications to wireless communication and network localization.
Current position Ph.D. candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Education Ph.D. Candidate, Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT
M.S., Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT
B.S. Mathematics, Tsinghua University
B.S., Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University
Young Scholar Prize Research Developing ubiquitous localization systems, designing efficient localization and navigation networks, and the modeling wideband ranging systems.
Other Honors First Prize of the IEEE ComSoc Student Competition “Communications Technology Changing the World” (team leader), IEEE Communications Society, 2016
Award for Outstanding Students Abroad, Government of China, 2016
Outstanding Thesis Award, Tsinghua University, 2011
Fun Fact I enjoy jogging along the Charles River and playing ping-pong during my spare time.

Negar Reiskarimian

Research Area Non-reciprocal microwave components for new wireless communication paradigms.
Current position Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University
Education Doctor of Philosophy, 2013-present, Columbia University, New York, NY
Master of Philosophy, 2013- 2017, Columbia University, New York, NY
Master of Science, 2011- 2013, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
Bachelor of Science, 2007- 2011, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
Young Scholar Prize Research The fundamental physical principles and the engineering applications of breaking Lorentz Reciprocity, which allows signals to be routed in new ways, enabling new wireless communication applications.
Other Honors Recipient of IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) Graduate Fellowship (2017)
Selected as Caltech’s Young Investigator Lecturer in Engineering and Applied Sciences (2017)
Recipient of ISSCC Analog Devices Outstanding Student Designer Award (2017)
Recipient of IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) Predoctoral Achievement Award (2017)
Recipient of Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (QInF) (2016)
Two-year fellowship award of Iranian National Elite Foundation (2011 – 2013)
Fun Fact I did a tandem skydive recently and cannot wait to do it again. I also love swimming, cooking and listening to music.

Shu Sun

Research Area Understanding the propagation characteristics of millimeter wave channels and the potential of directional beam antennas for improved capacity for millimeter wave wireless communications.
Current position Ph.D. candidate, NYU
Education Ph.D. Candidate, Electrical Engineering, New York University
M.S., Electrical Engineering, New York University
B.S., Applied Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Young Scholar Prize Research Making the case for the viability of 5G mmWave communications as the next generation of high capacity wireless communications through measurement-based analysis and influencing 5G development by creating a close-in free space path loss model and the world’s first open source channel modeling software.
Other Honors Lead author of the paper receiving the 2017 Neil Shepherd Memorial Best Propagation Award
Co-author of IEEE VTC2016-Spring Conference Best Paper
Lead student author of the paper receiving the 2015 IEEE Donald G. Fink Award
2012 Outstanding Graduate of Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Fun Fact I love dancing and playing the piano, and have been the lead dancer in several performances.

Ananda Theertha Suresh

Research Area Developing the most efficient ways to use information, data and communication; showing why Good-Turing frequency estimation works well and creating improvements to the technique.
Current position Research Scientist, Google
Education Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of California at San Diego
B.Tech., Engineering Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Young Scholar Prize Research Understanding the fundamental limits of information, communication, and space and their applications to fields ranging from ecology to machine learning.
Other Honors 2017 ICML Best Paper Award, Honorable Mention
2015 NIPS Best Paper Award
2010 IEEE NCC Best Paper Award (Communications Track)
Fun Fact I was once hit by an antelope!