Columbia University

Manav Kohli received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

KohliWiMNet lab PhD student Manav Kohli received the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. The fellowship recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. The fellowship provides a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 and $12,000 toward tuition.

Manav Kohli grew up in the United Kingdom. He received his BS in electrical engineering in 2018 from Brown University, where his advisors were Professors Pedro Felzenzswalb and Rashid Zia. While at Brown, he conducted research with Professor Daniel Mittleman on the terahertz range of the electromagnetic spectrum and with Professors Bill Patterson and Pradeep Guduru in the Experimental Solid Mechanics Laboratory. As a member of the student-run Brown Space Engineering (BSE), he helped lead the final year of development, including finalization of the electronics hardware, of BSE’s EQUiSat, a satellite that was launched in May 2018 on NASA’s ELaNa Mission 23.

At Columbia Electrical Engineering, Manav works with Professor Gil Zussman. He is working on the Full-Duplex Wireless: from Integrated Circuits to Networks (FlexICoN) project, investigating the system design, including joint design of the PHY and MAC layers, of full-duplex wireless systems. He is also involved in the integration and evaluation of these systems in the COSMOS testbed, a one-square-mile wireless testbed being built just north of Columbia’s Morningside Heights campus. His goal is to bring high-frequency millimeter-wave (mmWave) devices into the full-duplex world, where they will form components of next-generation 5G and 6G networks. Longer term, Kohli intends to continue work on the development of next-generation wireless networks, to improve access to fast, modern communication in underserved communities.

By: Ann Rae Jonas

Original article is here.