Dr. Rajit Gadh is a Professor at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at UCLA where he heads the Wireless Internet for Mobile Enterprise Consortium (http://winmec.ucla.edu) of which major companies including Intel, HP, Siemens, Computer Associates, Northrop Grumman, Hughes Network Systems, Qualcomm, Erricson, Sprint, Lucent, TCS, Satyam, ISMB-Italy and several others are supporting members. Dr. Gadh works in the areas of Mobile/Wireless Internet, multimedia/graphics, RFID-middleware, RFID-sensor interface definitions, wireless enterprise security, multi-media content distribution over the internet, and multi-media over UWB, within the Wireless Media Lab (http://wireless.ucla.edu/wml). He has over 100 papers in journals, conferences and technical magazines and 3 patents.
He has a Doctorate from Carnegie Mellon University, a Masters from Cornell University and a Bachelors 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. Prior to his academic career, he has worked for two software startup companies. He has won several awards from NSF (CAREER award, Research Initiation Award, NSF-Lucent Industry Ecology Award, GOAL-I award), SAE (Ralph Teetor award), ASME (Kodak Best Technical Paper award), AT&T (Industrial ecology fellow award), Engineering Education Foundation (Research Initiation Award), etc., and other accolades in his career.
Dr. Gadh's interest in wireless internet is embodied in the project that he calls the Wireless "Internet of Artifacts". According to him, The Wireless "Internet of Artifacts" allows any object, animate or inanimate, to have an identity on the internet, to have the means to communicate wirelessly with another object in its electronic vicinity, to have meta knowledge about itself and its behavior, to be mobile physically and on the network, to have an active state (i.e. memory), to wake up or sleep based on external input, and, to allow its identity, behavior or state to be exposed to an authorized member of the wireless internet. His philosphy on the Internet of artifacts may be seen in his research projects on RFID and Reconfigurable
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