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College of Engineering and Computing

Research Staff

Graduate Students

Mr. William Rayess, Ph.D. Student

William received his  B.S. Eng. degree from Notre Dame University, Lebanon, in 2008 and the M.S. degree in Telecommunications from Ohio University in 2009. William worked at Accenture Challenge before starting the Ph.D. program at Ohio Univ., transferring to USC ‘s WSEL in 2012. He is currently working on completing his  Ph.D. dissertation on channel modeling and multple access for wireless networks on chips, as part of a two-university NSF project. He is the author/co-author of multiple journal and conference papers.

Mr. Hosseinali Jamal, Ph.D. Student

Hossein received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Tafresh University, Iran, in 2009, and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Shahid Beheshti University, Iran, in 2012. After work at SBU as a research assistant, in 2013  he became an RA with the WSEL here at USC. His research involves novel waveform designs for air-ground communications, wireless channel modeling fof UAVs, and software-defined radio. He’s the author/co-author of two conference papers and one journal paper in review.

Mr. Mohsen Mohanad, Ph.D. Student

Mohsen received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Basrah University, Iraq, in 2004, and his MS degree from Brunel University, UK, in 2010. He spent several years working in Iraq at Furatphone, on CDMA technology. He joined the WSEL in 2014. His research involves multi-antenna modeling and processing for 5th generation wireless systems.

Mr. Jinwen Liu, Ph.D. Student

Jinwen received his BSEE degree in 2013 from Beijing Institute of Technology, China, and his MSEE degree from Syracuse University in 2015. He worked as a product test engineer at China Mobile Research Institute. He joined the WSEL in January 2015, and has begun work on K-band satellite channel modeling.

Mr. Nozhan Hosseinali, Ph.D. Student

Nozhan received his BS in Electronics from the University of Kashan, Iran, and his MS from the University of Bologna, and will be working on satellite-aircraft networking.

Ms. Minara Begum Mowshumi, MS Student

Minara received her BS degree in Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering from University of Liberal Arts, Bangladesh, in 2012. She joined the WSEL in  January 2016.

Mr. Albert Smith, MS Student

Bert began work in the WSEL in January 2016 and will enter the MS program in the fall. He spent summer 2016 as a NASA intern, and will work on air-ground and air-satellite communications modeling

Mr. Patrick Murphy, MS Student

Patrick received his BS from USC in 2016, and will work on configuring a satellite earth station to measure atmospheric effects on K band satellite systems.



Ms. Israt Disha, MS Student, 2016

Israt received her BS degree from  University of Dhaka , Bangladesh, in 2011. She joined the WSEL in 2014, and her work has been on defining appropriate analytical statistical techniques for measuring propagation path loss in indoor, line of sight, wireless channels.

Dr. Rouyu Sun, Ph.D. USC, 2015

Post-doctoral Researcher, National Institute of Standards & Technology, RF Fields Lab, Boulder, CO