Sina Poorkasmaei, a Samueli School graduate student in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, presented innovative engineering research at the Broadcom Foundation University Research Competition sponsored by Broadcom Foundation, a non-profit public benefit corporation funded by Broadcom Corporation. Poorkasmaei’s project “Differential Space-Time Modulation for Multiple Access Channels with Two Users” studied the technical challenges posed by improving the quality of information exchange between portable devices.
Poorkasmaei, who is working with Chancellor’s Professor Hamid Jafarkhani, was among 12 student finalists from 12 universities from around the globe competing in a poster session at Broadcom’s annual Technical Conference June 5-6. The finalists, who were chosen by a select committee comprised of preeminent engineers, shared insights into their engineering research and how its future application can improve lives and contribute to society. More than 400 distinguished Broadcom engineers were on hand to judge the entries on technology innovation and presentation with the top three winners awarded unrestricted cash prizes of $10,000, $5,000 and $2,500 respectively. The nine other finalists received unrestricted cash prizes of $1,000 in recognition of the quality of their presentations.
"This competition, spearheaded by Broadcom’s co-founder, Dr. Henry Samueli, celebrates academic excellence and social awareness among students who perform extraordinary academic research,” said Paula Golden, Executive Director of the Broadcom Foundation. “The intellectual power of the finalists, who come from universities throughout the world, is profound and we are honored to have them compete on the eve of Broadcom's Technical Conference."
Broadcom Foundation’s mission is to advance education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by funding research, recognizing scholarship and increasing opportunity.