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Spring 2001



New Faculty Members


Annamalai Annamalai Jr. has joined the faculty as an assistant professor at the Alexandria Research Institute. Annamalai's research interests are in communications, specifically in high-speed data transmission over wireless links, cellular radio communications, and mathematical tools for communication systems design.
He earned his B.S. degree in engineering from the University of Science of Malaysia in 1993, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Victoria in 1997 and 1999, respectively.
He recently was awarded the Leon K. Kirchmayer Prize Paper Award, which is presented by the IEEE for the most outstanding paper in any of its publications by an author under 30 years of age. He has also won two prestigious Canadian awards for his doctoral dissertation.



Stephane Evoy joined the faculty as an assistant professor. He received his Ph.D. in applied Physics from Cornell in 1998. He earned his master's and bachelor's degrees in engineering physics from the École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1994 and 1992 respectively.
He comes to Tech from Cornell, where he served as a post-doc in physics. While at Cornell, Evoy contributed to record-breaking efforts in UHF range nanomechanical devices and led a substantial effort for the understanding of internal friction in these systems.
His current research interests are in materials science and enabling technologies of nanomechanical system and their deployment in integrated RF systems and attonewton force detection devices. His teaching interests include nanotechnology, micromechanical systems, and optoelectronic devices.



Amitabh Mishra is an associate professor. His main thrust of research is in the area of computer-communication networks architecture and performance. At present he is looking at the architectures of 3G Wireless Networks (UMTS & CDMA2000), next generation switch & router architectures, high speed NICs, scalability in communication networks, and Quality of Service issues in packet data networks. From 1987 to 2000, he was a Member of Technical Staff at Lucent Technologies ­ Bell Laboratories in Naperville, Illinois, where his focus was on application architecture performance. Mishra received his B. Eng. and M. Tech. degrees in EE from Jabalpur University and Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur respectively. He obtained a M. Eng. and a Ph. D. also in EE from McGill University, and a MS in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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