Industry and State Fund New Wireless and
Optical Communications Projects
The Center for Wireless Communications (CWC) and the California Institute
for Telecommunications and Information Technology [Cal-(IT)²] have
won more than $1.8 million in state-funded UC Discovery Grants, part of
the Industry-University Cooperative Research Program (IUCRP), with matching
funding from Ericsson, Hewlett-Packard, Intel and IBM. Twelve Jacobs School
faculty are participating in the new projects:
Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Professor Ramesh Rao, who is
also Cal-(IT)²’s Division Director at UCSD, will lead this
multi-year project. ECE’s Pam Cosman, Sujit Dey, Rene Cruz and Computer
Science and Engineering (CSE) Professor Geoff Voelker will also work on
the Ericsson-sponsored research, with a nearly $950,000 UC Discovery Grant.
For Communication and Position Location Applications. IUCRP will contribute
$778,000 in funds, on top of corporate grants from CWC members Intel and
Hewlett-Packard. CWC director Larry Larson and ECE's Larry Milstein will
team on the project.
Milstein also takes the lead on Ericsson-sponsored project, with help
from Pam Cosman, Paul Siegel, Alon Orlitsky and Ken Zeger (all ECE faculty)
with more than $460,000 UC Discovery Grant.
For On-Board Communications. ECE Professor Sadik Esener will lead this
planned 5-year effort, with first-year funding of $150,000 from IBM and
$106,000 from IUCRP.
IUCRP invests $20 million a year in UC Discovery Grants to encourage
research at UC campuses in telecommunications and four other fields.
For more information: http://uc-industry.berkeley.edu