Research Team Facilitated by Prof. Brian L. Evans

Overview - Research - Students - PhD Dissertations - Student & Alumni Awards - Group Alumni - More Information


Picture Elyes Balti (PhD student)
cellular communication systems
full duplex, massive MIMO, relays
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Picture Faraz Barati (PhD student)
cellular communication systems
reconfigurable intelligent surfaces
Picture Alice Liu (PhD student)
cellular communication systems
beamforming, massive MIMO,
signal processing
Picture Vignesh Nandakumar (PhD student)
cellular communication systems
Internet of Things and signal processing
Picture Pooja Nuti (PhD student)
cellular communication systems
reconfigurable intelligent surfaces

A multi-input multi-output (MIMO) communication system uses multiple antenna elements at the transmitter and receiver. Signal processing methods process the inputs to the transmitter and outputs from the receiver to improve cellular communication performance, such as bit rate.

PhD Alumni

Prof. Evans supervised the following students for their PhD dissertations. The link for each PhD alum's name leads to their PhD dissertation.

Name PhD Topic Graduation Current Employer Current Title
Yunseong Cho Cellular communications Aug. 2023 Samsung Research America Senior Research Engineer
Javier Rodriguez-Fernandez Cellular communications Aug. 2020 Qualcomm Senior Engineer
Junmo Sung Cellular communications May 2020 Samsung Research America Staff Research Engineer
Faris Mismar Cellular communications Dec. 2019 Nokia Bell Labs Distinguished Member of Technical Staff
Jinseok Choi Cellular communications Dec. 2019 Korea Adv. Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Assistant Professor
Debarati Kundu Image quality May 2016 Qualcomm Staff Engineer
Yousof Mortazavi Data converters May 2015 Ambiq Micro Principal Research Engineer
Karl Nieman Communication systems Dec. 2014 AT&T Labs Principal Member of Technical Staff
Chao Jia Video acquisition May 2014 Google AI Cloud Staff Software Engineer
Jing Lin Powerline communications May 2014 Qualcomm Senior System Engineer
Kyle Wesson GPS receivers May 2014 Starlink at SpaceX Senior Regulatory Engineer
Marcel Nassar Communication systems Aug. 2013 Altos Labs Senior Machine Learning Scientist
Aditya Chopra Wireless communications Dec. 2011 Amazon Project Kuiper Senior Communication Systems Engineer
Kapil Gulati Wireless communications Aug. 2011 Qualcomm Corporate R&D Principal Engineer
Gregory Allen Design automation May 2011 UT Austin Applied Research Laboratories Senior Engineering Scientist
Hamood Rehman Video processing Dec. 2010 Avvasi Design Engineer
Ian Wong Cellular communications May 2007 VIAVI Solutions Director, RF & Wireless Architecture
Kyungtae Han Design automation Aug. 2006 Toyota InfoTech Labs Senior Principal Scientist
Zukang Shen Cellular communications May 2006 Huawei Senior Expert
Vishal Monga Image hashing Aug. 2005 Pennsylvania State University Professor
Serene Banerjee Image acquisition Aug. 2004 Ericsson Research Master Researcher
Ming Ding Wireline communications Aug. 2004 Broadcom Principal DSP Engineer
Dogu Arifler Network analysis May 2004 Eastern Mediterranean University Professor
Milos Milosevic Wireline communications May 2003 Halliburton Head of Integrated Digital Well Construction
Wade Schwartzkopf Image analysis Dec. 2002 Integrity Applications Research Scientist
Clint Slatton (deceased) Image analysis Dec. 2001 University of Florida Associate Professor
Guner Arslan Wireline communications Dec. 2000 Silicon Labs Distinguished Engineer
Niranjan Damera-Venkata Image display Dec. 2000 HP Head of AI and Machine Learning Transformation
Biao Lu Wireline communications Dec. 2000 OpenSpirit Senior Software Engineer
Murat Torlak Cellular communications Aug. 1999 The University of Texas at Dallas Professor
Thomas Kite (deceased) Image display Aug. 1998 Audio Precision Vice President of Engineering
Dong Wei Image analysis Aug. 1998 at&t Research Labs Member of Technical Staff

The following PhD graduates were co-advised: Dogu Arifler (Prof. Gustavo de Veciana), Thomas Kite (Prof. Alan C. Bovik), Yousof Mortazavi (Prof. Arjang Hassibi), Wade Schwartzkopf (Prof. Alan C. Bovik), Zukang Shen (Prof. Jeffrey G. Andrews), Clint Slatton (Prof. Melba Crawford), Murat Torlak (Prof. Guanghan Xu), Dong Wei (Prof. Alan C. Bovik) and Kyle Wesson (Prof. Todd E. Humphreys).

Here's the breakdown of the most recent placements of the above PhD graduates:

The above PhD alumni took an average of 3.31 years of full-time graduate studies (including internships in industry) from the time that they first enrolled as a full-time post-Master's student to the time that they officially graduated with their PhDEE degree.

Student & Alumni Awards & Recognition

Several PhD students and alumni have recently received local, national and international recognition:

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