VOLUME 13, NO. 3 June 2001
Pahlavan, left, with graduate student Xinrong Li
Kaveh Pahlavan ’79 (Ph.D.), professor of electrical and computer engineering, was the first person to receive the new Fulbright-Nokia Scholarship. Established in 2000, the scholarship is given to a wireless communications scholar for research at a Finnish university. Pahlavan spent a total of 3-1/2 months between May 2000 and January 2001 at the University of Oulu, Finland, where he lectured and conducted research on wireless indoor communications and geolocation networks. In 1999, he became the first non-Finn to receive a Nokia Fellowship.
An internationally known pioneer in wireless communications, Pahlavan has 150 technical publications and two patents to his credit. He has given invited lectures at 12 universities in 10 nations. With Allen Levesque ’57, he authored Wireless Information Networks (John Wiley & Sons), the first comprehensive textbook on WIN systems.
A member of the WPI faculty since 1985, Pahlavan earned a master’s at the University of Tehran and a doctorate at WPI. He is founder and director of WPI’s Center for Wireless Information Network Studies, a research center for the study of broadband and wireless personal and mobile local area networks.
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