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VOLUME 12, NO. 2     JANUARY 1999

Communicating in Conference

WPI hosted a major mathematical conference and was well represented at an important wireless conference in recent months.

Last May, the first SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) Regional Workshop was held on campus. The workshop addressed such issues as how interactions between universities and industry get started, what forms those interactions take, and what kinds of mathematics are used.

Bogdan Vernescu, associate professor of mathematical sciences, handled local arrangements for the event. Vernescu, who noted that WPI offers industrial work to its students at all levels, described the University's program as "vertically integrated industrial mathematics."

In September, WPI was a strong presence at the Ninth IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC '98), held in Boston. Kaveh Pahlavan, professor of electrical and computer engineering and head of WPI's Center for Wireless Information Studies (CWINS), was the organizer and technical program chair, ECE Department Head John Orr served as events chair, ECE Professor Peter Lanyon was registration chair, and postdoctoral fellow Jacques Beneat was the general conference secretary.

This major conference, previously held in the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, Taiwan and Finland, is a high-level scientific forum for the exchange of information about new research results and commercial innovations from the international community of wireless communications researchers, equipment manufacturers, and service providers.


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