Lakshman S. Tamil, Ph.D.
Professor of Electrical Engineering
Lakshman Tamil is director of UTD’s Broadband Communications Laboratory. Over the course of his career he has contributed to more than 100 research publications and directed more than a dozen doctoral dissertations. Prior to joining UTD Dr. Tamil was founder, CEO and CTO of Yotta Networks Inc., which designed and marketed terabit-switching platforms. He has also directed research on advanced optical networks at Alcatel’s Corporate Research Center, and he was a leader in creating both the first all-optical IP router and a multichannel, multipoint distribution service that was a precursor to WiMAX. He has been an optical and wireless communication consultant to the Naval Research Laboratories, Raytheon Co., Electrospace Systems Inc. and others.
Gopal Gupta, Ph.D.
Professor of Computer Science and Associate Department Head
Gopal Gupta is director of UTD’s Applied Logic, Programming Languages and Systems Laboratory. He has authored more than 100 research papers regarding programming languages, parallel processing, logic programming and assistive technologies, and he has received more than $8 million in research grants from the National Science Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Research Council and other funding sources. He has produced several research software systems, he is a member of the editorial board of the journal Theory and Practice of Logic Programming, and he is on the executive board of both the Association for Logic Programming and the European Association on Programming Languages and Systems.
Hliang Minn, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
Hliang Minn’s primary research involves information transmission and processing in communication systems. He is pursuing investigations in the areas of cognitive signal design and algorithms, cross-layer design, joint and iterative signal processing algorithms, detection, synchronization and channel estimation. He has authored more than 50 refereed journal and conference articles and is an editor of the IEEE Transactions on Communications. He has also presented numerous tutorials and seminars on orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) and training signal designs.
Mehrdad Nourani, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
Mehrdad Nourani is a member of UTD’s Center for Integrated Circuits and Systems. Previously part of the electrical engineering and computer science faculty at Case Western Reserve University, he received the Texas Telecommunications Consortium Award in 1999, the Clark Foundation Research Initiation Grant in 2001 and a National Science Foundation Career Award in 2002. His research interests include design for testability, system-on-chip testing, signal integrity modeling and test, high-level synthesis, packet processing architecture and low-power design methodologies. He is a member of the IEEE Computer Society and the Association for Computing Machinery.
John Fonseka, Ph.D.
Professor of Electrical Engineering
John Fonseka specializes in communication theory with an emphasis on modulation and coding. His research interests include the investigation of efficiently combined coded modulation techniques, including continuous phase modulation (CPM) signaling formats. He investigates efficient, simplified, coherent and non-coherent detection techniques. He is also interested in performance analysis over narrowband fading channels, chip-to-chip communications, orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) systems and turbo codes.