Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Beceem Co-Founder Awarded IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal

Dr. Arogyaswami Paulraj, a co-founder of Beceem Communications, has been named the recipient of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' (IEEE) Alexander Graham Bell Medal, the organization's most prestigious honor. Dr. Paulraj is a pioneer in MIMO (multiple-input, multiple-output) wireless technology, which relies on multiple radio antennas as both the transmitter and receiver to improve communications performance. An emeritus professor at Stanford University, where he supervises the Smart Antennas Research Group. He recently joined Broadcom through its acquisition of Beceem. Dr. Paulraj will continue as a senior technical advisor to Broadcom.


Dr. Paulraj is the author of two text books and more than 400 research papers and is an inventor on 50-plus U.S. patents. His IEEE recognitions include the Technical Achievement Award and several best paper awards. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World and several other national academies in Sweden and India. He has also won more than a dozen national awards in India, including the Padma Bhushan, one of India's highest civilian awards. http://www.broadcom.com

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