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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:

Adaptive Systems

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.

Ultrawideband Technology

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.

CDMA Systems

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.

Optical Interconnects

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