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Wamicon 2024 Program

Plenary Speakers

Dr. Harry Shaw


Topic: Will be posted soon 


Principal Investigator Quantum Communications and Computing, Exploration and Space Communications Division

Sustaining Engineering Manager,

Advanced Communications Capabilities for Exploration and Science Systems (ACCESS) Project office

Staff Engineer, Telecommunication and Network Technologies Branch, NASA/GSFC

Guest editor, Entropy, an MDPI journal


Dr. Shaw has over 30 years of experience in technology development, computer networking, information theory, microelectronic space communications, and quantum communications. His expertise is space communications including quantum communications. His personal area of R&D involves generation of next generation cryptography tools through the combined use of nucleic acid-protein modeling, information theory, and digital signal processing theory.

Abstract: Will be posted soon.

Jay Banwait


Topic: Medical implants; the technology enablers, technical challenges and the process to get a product to market from an RF engineer’s perspective.



Principal Engineer, Stealth-mode Startup Company


Jay has been practicing 30+ years of RF and Wireless Design. He has experience in taking products from concept through to production in both start-up and mature environments, commercial as well as defense

Abstract: Will be posted shortly.

Julio Costa, Ph.D

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Topic: Will be posted soon

Affiliation: Global Foundries - Vice President, RF technology Development

Abstract: Will be posted soon.

Bio: Will be posted soon.

Radar workshop: Recent Innovations in Intelligent Radar System Development and Adaptive Radar Processing Schemes


This workshop will cover recent developments in novel radar system architectures and radar information processing schemes. Development of systems and circuits achieving distributed wireless operations, recent advancements in radar-embedded communication waveforms and system implementations, along with the use of compressive sensing and neural networks for radar imaging will be covered. The workshop will discuss multiple aspects of radar system design from phase coherent circuit design to waveform design and stochastic optimization. Results of distributed open-loop beamforming will be presented, along with resource optimization for joint radar and communications, and neural networks-assisted radar imaging reconstructions.

Workshop  Speakers:

Topic: Advances in Radar Imaging and Inverse Profiling of Objects in Layered Media

Speaker: Dr. Ahmad Hoorfar - Villanova University

Topic: Distributed Phased Arrays: Coordinating Wireless Systems at the Wavelength Level 

Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Nanzer - Michigan State University

Topic: Radar-Embedded Communication Waveforms and System Implementations

Speaker: Dr. Justin Metcalf - University of Oklahoma 

Invited Speakers for discussion on state-of-the-art technology

Topic: Advancements in Radar

  • Dr Justin Metcalf - University of Oklahoma

  • Dr. Nathan Goodman - University of Oklahoma

  • Dr. Suresh Venkatesh - North Carolina State University


Topic: Heterogeneous Integration

  • Dr. Muhannad Bakir - Georgia Tech University

  • Dr. Florian Herrault - Pseudolithic

  • Dr. Augusto Guitierrez-Aitken - Northrop Grumman Space Systems

  • Dr. Markondeyaraj Pulugurtha - Florida International University

Topic: Sub-THz and THz Systems and Measurements

  • Dr. Ke Wu - University of Montreal

  • Dr. Jerome Cheron - NIST

  • Dr. Caitlyn Cooke - Northrop Grumman

  • Dr. Berhanu Bulcha - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Topic: Advancements in Power Amplifier Technology

  • Dr. Zoya Popovic - University of Colorado Boulder

  • Dr. Taylor Barton - University of Colorado Boulder

  • Dr. Patrick Roblin - Ohio State University

  • Dr. Charles Baylis - Baylor University

Topic: Biomedical Applications

  • Ms. Rachel Jarvis - University of Oklahoma

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