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Gifford, Kevin K Research Professor


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research overview

  • RESEARCH INTERESTS • Wireless Communications Data Standards; WLAN, WPAN, IoT standardization • LTE and Wi-Fi convergence; LTE-U for LTE economies of scale, unlicensed band utilization and improved spectral efficiency; LTE Advanced (LAA) Carrier Aggregation • Quality of Service mechanisms for wireless and cellular 3G/4G/5G systems • Software Defined Networks (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), virtual network segregation for QoS and security purposes • Internet of Things (IoT, IPSO Alliance), Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) • Satellite Communications for augmentation of mobile wireless network coverage • Professional membership in the IEEE, Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS), Internet Society (ISOC), ACM and AIAA.


  • Mobile communications networks, software defined radio, 3D wireless communications, RF engineering


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courses taught

  • CYBR 5830 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Current topics in Telecommunications. Formerly TLEN 5830.
  • TLEN 5700 - Research Methods
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Develop basic concepts and methods for pursuing quantitative and qualitative research. Students will develop a research proposal that will be completed in TLEN 5710 or as a Master's Thesis. Writing skills test required.
  • TLEN 5710 - Capstone
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Complete Capstone research project initiated in TLEN 5700.


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