2014 Summer Travel Grant Series: Presenting at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium in Tampa Bay, Florida

Ehsan Yavari presenting at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium

Ehsan Yavari presenting at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium

Summer Travel Grant 2014 Recipient
Ehsan Yavari
UH Student Affiliate

The “IEEE International Microwave Symposium” (IMS) is the world’s largest international conference in the RF/Microwave field. It provides the presenter/authors with a platform to expose their work to other researchers and gain valuable input from them. The acceptance rate of papers in this conference is very low and the quality of accepted papers are very high. I have gained valuable experience by presenting my paper “Low IF Demodulation for Physiological Pulse Doppler Radar” in this reputable conference. I was able to present my work and engage in qualitative discussions with peers and experts in my area of interest. I had an audience consisting of about 60 people and I received valuable feedback which could be very beneficial to my dissertation.

As an attendee, I had a chance to attend several presentations and workshops that in turn served to increase my technical and practical knowledge in RF/Microwave engineering. Exposure to research on diverse background initiates new ideas and thinking approaches that would help me in my career path. Attending the conference also fostered new friendships and networks. Attending IMS 2014 has enriched my experiences as a Ph.D. student in more than one way and I feel glad to have an opportunity to attend this conference and East West Center made it possible.”

The East-West Center Association (EWCA) and the EWCA Hawaii Chapter provided Travel Grants ($500 each) to 10 current East West Center students in the summer of 2014.