On the Importance of Antenna Characterization for Practical Applications: A Tribute to Prof. Tapan Sarkar and his Multi-faceted Contributions to the Field of Antennas and Propagation
Prof. Mahta Moghaddam
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
Speaker’s Bio: Prof. Mahta Moghaddam is the Ming Hsieh Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Co-Director of the Center for Sustainability Solutions, and Distinguished Professor at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. Prior to that she was at the University of Michigan (2003-2011) and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL, 1991-2003). She received the B.S. degree in 1986 from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas with highest distinction, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 1989 and 1991, respectively, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, all in Electrical and Computer Engineering. She has introduced new approaches for quantitative interpretation of multichannel radar imagery based on analytical inverse scattering techniques applied to complex and random media. She was a Systems Engineer for the Cassini Radar and served as Science Chair of the JPL Team X (Advanced Mission Studies Team). Her most recent research interests include the development of new radar instrument and measurement technologies for subsurface and subcanopy characterization, development of forward and inverse scattering techniques for layered random media especially for root-zone soil moisture and permafrost applications, geophysical retrievals using signal-of-opportunity reflectometry, and transforming concepts of radar remote sensing to medical imaging and therapy systems. Dr. Moghaddam served on the NASA Soil Moisture Active and Passive (SMAP) mission Science Team and is a member of the NASA Cyclones Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) Science Team. She was the principal investigator of the AirMOSS NASA Earth Ventures 1 mission. She served as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine from 2015 to 2019 and as President of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society in 2020. Dr. Moghaddam is a Fellow of IEEE and a member of the US National Academy of Engineering.
This event is organized by IEEE MTT-S Kerala chapter, IEEE AP-S SIGHT Committee and IEEE MTT-S and AP-S SB Chapters of GEC, Barton Hill.