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Dr. Rajit Gadh is a Professor at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at UCLA, and he is the Founder and Director of the Wireless Internet for Mobile Enterprise Consortium or WINMEC( of which major organizations including ETRI, Hewlett Packard, Hughes Network Systems, Intel, ISBM-Italy, ITC Infotech, Lucent Technologies, Microsoft, Motorola, Qualcomm, Raytheon, Sprint, Siemens, TCS, Verizon Wireless and others have been sponsors/members.  

Dr. Gadh is also Founder and Director of the Wireless Media Lab in UCLA. Dr. Gadh works in the areas of Mobile/Wireless Internet, Wireless Multimedia (, RFID edge-of-the-network technology, RFID Middleware (WinRFID), RFID-sensor interfaces (ReWINS), wireless cyber security, Smart Grid Technologies ( Wireless in Healthcare and Pharma, and Tracking technologies in manufacturing and retail. He has over 150 papers in journals, conferences and technical magazines, and, 3 patents granted

He has a Doctorate degree from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), a Masters from Cornell University and a Bachelors degree from IIT Kanpur. He has taught as a visiting researcher at UC Berkeley, has been a Assistant, Associate and Full Professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison, and did his sabbatical as a visiting researcher at Stanford University for a year. He has won several awards from NSF (CAREER award, Research Initiation Award, NSF-Lucent Industry Ecology Award, GOAL-I award), SAE (Ralph Teetor award), IEEE (second best student-paper, WTS), ASME (Kodak Best Technical Paper award), AT&T (Industrial ecology fellow award), Engineering Education Foundation (Research Initiation Award), William Wong Fellowship award from University of Hong-Kong, etc., and other accolades in his career. He is on the Editorial board of ACM Computers in Entertainment Publication and the CAD Journal. He has lectured and given keynote addresses worldwide in countries such as Belgium, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Holland, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, etc.

Dr. Gadh has a strong background in creating technology partnerships with industry.  His industrial background started prior to his academic career, when he worked as an engineer and a technology lead for two software startup companies over a period of 4 years (Formtek Inc. and Carnegie Group Inc.).  Currently, he serves as advisor to a handful of startups and three venture capitalists.  In partnership with his students and researchers, he has co-founded two technology startups, the second one being in wireless media.

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