Yasaman Ghasempour

Research Area Wireless networking and sensing in emerging millimeter-wave and terahertz spectrum
Current position Postdoctoral fellow, Rice University
Joining Princeton University as an Assistant Professor in January 2021.
Education Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University
M.Sc., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University
B.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology
Young Scholar Prize Research Joint wireless communication and sensing in multi-user mobile terahertz networks, providing a solution that exploits the large swath of spectrum flexibly and incorporates novel node architectures with unexplored antenna structures. This research enables orders-of-magnitude improvement in data-rate and latency while achieving real-time mobility adaptation and simultaneous connectivity for hundreds of wireless devices.
Other Honors ACM SIGMOBILE Doctoral Dissertation Award, 2020
Rising Star in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2019
Texas Instruments Distinguished Fellowship, 2014-2020
Fun Fact I made a bucket list of 30 things to do before turning 30 and have checked off many of them so far, including surfing and skydiving. The last item is to come up with a checklist of 40 things to do before reaching 40.

Vikram Iyer

Research Area Bio-inspired and bio-integrative wireless sensor systems that enable traditionally stationary Internet of Things (IoT) devices to move.
Current position PhD Candidate, University of Washington
Education PhD Candidate, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Washington
BS, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley
Young Scholar Prize Research Iyer’s focus is on creating bio-inspired and bio-integrative wireless sensor systems. His contributions enable traditionally stationary Internet of Things (IoT) devices to move, putting a new and scalable category of data collectors into the world to help us understand our environment at scale and with a fine degree of detail.   This platform can be used to study micro-climates on large farms, answer questions about insects’ behavior or collect air quality data at a more granular level than by using a handful of stationary sensors.
Other Honors Sensys 2018 Best Paper Award for “3D Localization for Sub-Centimeter Sized Devices”
Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship
SIGCOMM 2016 Best Paper Award for “Inter-Technology Backscatter: Towards Internet Connectivity for Implanted Devices”

Piotr Roztocki

Research Area Integrated and fiber quantum photonics
Current position PhD Researcher, INRS-EMT
Chief Technical Officer and Co-founder, Ki3 Photonics Technologies Inc.
Education PhD, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (Varennes, Canada)
Master’s Equivalent (Accelerated passage to PhD), Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (Varennes, Canada)
Honors Bachelor’s, McMaster University (Hamilton, Canada)
Young Scholar Prize Research Development of accessible, mass-producible, and scalable quantum photonics, that can leave laboratory confines and find compatibility with existing telecommunications infrastructures. These include quantum light encoded in typical communications degrees of freedom (like colour), and which can be distributed in standard optical fiber and manipulated using off-the-shelf telecom components.
Other Honors Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (2016-2019)
NSERC Canadian Graduate Scholarship-Masters (2014)
NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (2012, 2013)
Fun Fact I love contemporary and modern art, and try to visit the museums of any city I travel to. In my spare time, I enjoy live music, experimental cooking, and composition.