Ashutosh Sabharwal, a Rice University professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been named to the class of newly elevated fellows for 2014 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his contributions to the theory of and experimentation in wireless systems and networks.
The IEEE names fellows from among its members who have extraordinary accomplishments in any of the organization’s fields of interest.
Sabharwal’s primary research is in the development of both theory and protocols for wireless networks, including a recent breakthrough in full-duplex wireless technology for cellular networks. He is also well-known as the founder of the WARP project, an open-source research and education platform for advanced wireless network prototyping and experimentation in use at more than 125 research organizations worldwide. More recently, he has expanded his research into the application of mobile technology to address global health problems. He is the founder of the Rice-based Scalable Health, an initiative to develop innovative medical devices and applications.