Current and former members of the FlexICoN team.

  • Tolga Dinc received his B.S. and M.S. in Electronics Engineering from Sabanci University, Istanbul in June 2010 and 2012, respectively. In the summer of 2009 and 2010, he held internship positions with IHP Microelectronics, Germany. He was a recepient of 2010 Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) Undergraduate/Pre-Graduate Scholarship Award. In August 2012, he joined Dr. Harish Krishnaswamy's research group as a PhD-track student.

  • Tingjun Chen graduated with B.Eng. degree in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University in July 2014. He is currently a Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering at Columbia University under the advising of Professor Gil Zussman. His research interests are in resource allocation, algorithms and optimization in Internet-of-Things, energy harvesting networks, full-duplex wireless networks, and 5G networks. He received the Wei Family Private Foundation (WFPF) fellowship and the Columbia University Electrical Engineering Armstrong Memorial Award. He also received the Best Paper Award from ACM CoNEXT 2016.

  • Tianwei Deng received the B.S. degree from the University of Electronics Science and Technology of China (UESTC), Chengdu China, in 2010, the M.Eng degree from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, in 2012, and the Ph.D degree from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2018, all in Electrical Engineering. From 2012 to 2017, he was also with Temasek Lab NUS, as an Associate Scientist and then a Research Scientist. He shortly joined Huawei Technologies as a Senior Engineer in 2018. In November 2018, he joined Dr. Harish Krishnaswamy’s research group as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist.

  • Rel Fogel is an Electrical Engineering Master student at Columbia University. He received his BSc in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University in 2010 before joining the industry. Rel gained experience as an engineer filling different R&D positions at Intel, PMC-Sierra and local startups before joining Columbia in 2014. He was awarded as a Tesla Leadership Scholar from the Electrical Engineering school at Columbia University.

  • Professor Yuan Zhong joined the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research in 2013. Before coming to Columbia, he spent one year as a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Computer Science Department at UC Berkeley. He received a Ph.D in Operations Research from MIT in 2012, an M.A in Mathematics from Caltech in 2008, and a B.A in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge in 2006.

    Professor Zhong is broadly interested in the modeling and analysis of large-scale stochastic systems, with business and engineering applications in areas such as Communication Networks, Data Centers, Cloud Computing and Health Care. He received the best student paper award at the ACM Sigmetrics in 2012.

  • Preetish Tilak is an Electrical engineering student at Purdue University. His primary area of research at Purdue University is in the field of Digital Signal Processing under the guidance of Dr Okan K Ersoy in wide spread application of DSP. His other interest is in the field of Wireless Technologies. He also does research under the guidance of professor Dr Gil Zussman(Primary advisor, Columbia University) and Dr Harish Krishnaswamy(Columbia University) on Full Duplex Systems.

  • Negar Reiskarimian graduated from Sharif University of Technology in 2011 with a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering majored in Telecommunications. She also received her Master's degree in 2013 from Sharif University in Electrical Engineering, Microelectronic circuits. She will be joining Dr. Krishnaswamy's research group in Fall 2013 as a PhD-track student.

  • Mahmood Baraani Dastjerdi received the M.S. degrees from Sharif University of Technology in 2014 worked on multi-signal receivers for global navigation satellite systems. In September 2015, he joined Dr. Harish Krishnaswamy's research group as a PhD-track student.

  • Jonathan Ostrometzky received his B.Sc. degree (Magna Cum Laude) in Electrical Engineering from Tel-Aviv University, Israel, in 2009. He received his M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering (through the Accelerated Master Program), and his Ph.D. from Tel-Aviv University in 2012 and 2017, respectively. He continued as a postdoctoral fellow at Tel-Aviv University until March 2018.Currently, Jonathan is a postdoctoral research scientist at Columbia University, under the supervision of Prof. Gil Zussman.

  • Jin (Joe) Zhou received the B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering from Wuhan University, Wuhan, China in 2008, and the M.S. degree in Microelectronics from Fudan University, Shanghai, China, in 2011. From July 2011 to August 2012, he was with MediaTek, Singapore, as a RFIC design engineer worked on cellular and wireless products.

  • Jelena Marašević is a Ph.D. student at Columbia University. Her research focuses on algorithms for fair resource allocation problems, with applications in wireless networks. She received her B.Sc. degree from University of Belgrade, School of Electrical Engineering, in 2011, and her M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Columbia University in 2012. For her M.S. degree, she received the M.S. Award of Excellence.

    In Spring 2012, Jelena organized the first cellular networking hands-on lab for a graduate class in wireless and mobile networking. For this work, she received the Best Educational Paper Award at GENI GREE2013, and she was also awarded the Jacob Millman Prize for Excellence in Teaching Assistance from Columbia University.

    In 2015, Jelena and FlexICoN Ph.D. student Jin Zhou won a Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship Award for a joint inter-disciplinary research proposal on full-duplex.

  • Harish Krishnaswamy received the B.Tech. degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, in 2001, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, USA, in 2003 and 2009, respectively. In 2009, he joined the Electrical Engineering Department, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA, where he is currently an Associate Professor.  

    His research interests broadly span integrated devices, circuits, and systems for a variety of RF and mmWave applications.

    Dr. Krishnaswamy serves as a member of the Technical Program Committee (TPC) of several conferences, including the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (2015/16-present) and IEEE RFIC Symposium (2013-present). He was the recipient of the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) Lewis Winner Award for Outstanding Paper in 2007, the Best Thesis in Experimental Research Award from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering in 2009, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award in 2011, and a 2014 IBM Faculty Award.

  • Gil Zussman received the B.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering and Management and the B.A. degree in Economics (both summa cum laude) from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in 1995. He received the M.Sc. degree (summa cum laude) in Operations Research from Tel-Aviv University in 1999 and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in 2004. Between 1995 and 1998, he served as an engineer in the Israel Defense Forces. Between 2004 and 2007 he was a Postdoctoral Associate in LIDS and CNRG at MIT.

    In 2008 he joined the faculty of Columbia University where he is now an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (affiliated faculty). His research interests are in the area of networking, and in particular in the areas of wireless, mobile, and resilient networks. He has been an editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and Ad Hoc Networks, the Technical Program Committee (TPC) co-chair of ACM MobiHoc’15 and IFIP Performance 2011, and a member of a number of TPCs (including the INFOCOM, MobiCom, SIGMETRICS, and MobiHoc committees).

    Gil received the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) award for distinguished students, the Marie Curie Outgoing International Fellowship, the Fulbright Fellowship, the DTRA Young Investigator Award, the NSF CAREER Award, and the Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship. He was the PI of a team that won the 1st place in the 2009 Vodafone Americas Foundation Wireless Innovation Project competition. He is a co-recipient of five best paper awards, including the ACM SIGMETRICS / IFIP Performance’06 Best Paper Award and the 2011 IEEE Communications Society Award for Advances in Communication.

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