Kavehrad selected as IEEE Distinguished Lecturer


UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. – Mohsen Kavehrad, W.L. Weiss Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering, has been selected as an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2016 and 2017.

Distinguished Lecturers are chosen based on their renowned authority on communications and networking-based topics, as well as their ability to be engaging speakers and leaders in a communications-related field. In addition, Kavehrad's wide array of expertise in the areas of digital communications, computer networking, intelligent networks, multimedia communications, mobile computing, local area wireless networks, portable and mobile communications, optical fiber communications, optical networking, coding and information theory and satellite communications, also contributed to this esteemed honor.

A Penn State faculty member since 1997, Kavehrad is the founding director of the Center for Information and Communications Technology Research and founder of the National Science Foundation’s Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program, the Center Optical Wireless Applications which is now the Photonics for Communication, Sensing and Illumination Center.

Prior to joining the University, he held positions at Fairchild Industries, GTE Corporation and Bell Laboratories; was a professor and director of photonic networks and systems thrust in the Communications and Information Technology Ontario at the University of Ottawa; and served as a chief technical officer and vice president of TeleBeam, Inc. in State College.

A fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers since 1992, he received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York University.


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