NEW Course: ELEC 419 - Innovation Lab for Mobile Health

Two Main Research Areas


Scalable health is a growing partnership between Rice and Texas Medical Center. See my recent talk on this new initiative.

A student-staff-faculty developed novel fitness program, Rice OWLympics, launched on January 24, 2013. OWLympics helps develop regular exercise as a habit for the whole organization.


    • Elevated to IEEE Fellow status, January 2014.
    • Achaleshwar Sahai defended his PhD, January 2014. Headed to Qualcomm.
    • I will be serving as a TPC co-chair for ACM Mobicom 2014.
    • Debashis Dash defended his PhD, November 2013.
    • New review/tutorial article on full-duplex wireless (November 2014).
    • Pedro Santacruz graduates with PhD, May 2013.
    • Evan Everett is awarded NSF Graduate Fellowship.
    • (May 2012) Congrats ! Melissa Duarte, Chris Hunter and David Kao graduate with PhDs. Also Congrats to Melissa for Best ECE Dissertation Award and Chris for being the featured speaker on Corporate Affiliates Day (April 2012).
    • A team of our undergrads win the best demo prize in mHealthSys 2011. Their paper was a finalist for the best paper award.
    • Rice team finishes third in the worldwide Microsoft competition, using our open-source mobile spirometer.
    • Patrick Murphy defended his PhD in Fall 2010. Patrick designed major pieces of WARP as part of his MS. For his PhD, he designed, implemented and experimentally studied the first real-time non-orthogonal amplify-and-forward and decode-and-forward cooperative system. See his PhD dissertation at the WARP website. Patrick plans to continue growing his startup, Mango Communications, which is a WARP spinoff.
    • Recent work featured in MIT Technology Review
    • PI, Large NSF NeTS award, joint with Princeton (M. Chiang and R. Calderbank) and OSU (N. Shroff)
    • Co-chairing ICC 2011, Wireless Communications Symposium
    • Vaneet Aggarwal awarded Jacobus Fellowship
    • Melissa Duarte wins Roberto Rocca Fellowship
    • David Kao awarded Edmund McAshan Dupree Fellowship
    • WARP story was carried by many news outlets, see the one in PC Magazine
    • WARP is charting a new direction, supported by NSF, TI and Xilinx

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