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08-31-2015

Clarkson University Receives Support from Qualcomm

Qualcomm Incorporated has awarded Clarkson University a $10,000 grant to provide hardware to enable research in the areas of wireless communications, with specific applications to sensor networks, mobile computing and the Internet of Things (IoT). Outcomes of the research activities will be used for education at the K-12 and university levels.

Front row (left to right): Paynter-Krigman Professor in Engineering Science Stephanie Schuckers, Qualcomm Technologies Inc. Senior Director of Product Management Fram Akiki '86, and Dean of Engineering Bill Jemison. Back row: Asst. Prof. of Electrical & Computer Engineering Burak Kantarci, Asst. Prof. of Electrical & Computer Engineering Melike Erol-Kantarci and Asst. Prof. of Electrical & Computer Engineering Mahesh Banavar.The Wireless IoT Lab will engage faculty and graduate student researchers, as well as undergraduate students, in research activities that will lead to the development of new algorithms and methods to address the core challenges of IoT and mobiles apps to demonstrate the proposed solutions.

The research at the lab will be directed by Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering Burak Kantarci, Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering Mahesh Banavar, Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering Melike Erol-Kantarci and Paynter-Krigman Professor in Engineering Science Stephanie Schuckers.

In the lab, they will lead research tracks in distributed mobile systems and networks, signal processing, wireless communications, sensor networks and smart environments, and biometrics.

“We are thankful for Qualcomm’s continued support of Clarkson University, specifically for the Wireless IoT Lab," said Kantarci. "Qualcomm’s support facilitates the cross-pollination of Clarkson University and the K-12 population, as well as enhancing research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.”

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: Qualcomm Incorporated has awarded Clarkson University a $10,000 grant to provide hardware to enable research in the areas of wireless communications. Front row (left to right): Paynter-Krigman Professor in Engineering Science Stephanie Schuckers, Qualcomm Technologies Inc. Senior Director of Product Management Fram Akiki '86, and Dean of Engineering Bill Jemison. Back row: Asst. Prof. of Electrical & Computer Engineering Burak Kantarci, Asst. Prof. of Electrical & Computer Engineering Melike Erol-Kantarci and Asst. Prof. of Electrical & Computer Engineering Mahesh Banavar.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://clarkson.edu/news/photos/qualcomm-2015.jpg .]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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