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“The program has been working exceptionally well for me, Walt has been a great help for my success in managing and growing IEEE-HKN UTSA chapter that I was president of during this past academic year. It was great to have someone who has a managerial position with a background in engineering to advise me how to resolve problems since it is often difficult to find help in these areas since a person with this sort of experience is very difficult to find in academia. I have enjoyed being part of the program and it has taught me many things that I could've never learned on my own. I will be very happy to continue to be part of this program in the future.” –Andres Tapia, Mentee


“The program has been great so far, I have very much enjoyed my meetings with Dr. Baker. This program has given me an opportunity to discuss my PhD research ideas with Dr. Baker and receive his feedback on what direction I should take. Thank you again for organizing this program.” –Devin Spatz


“The program is working great. Prof. Martorella and I already had two Skype meetings and exchanged numerous emails. We decided to focus this relationship on 3D SAR imaging research, which is the main part of my PhD. Thanks to my mentor's knowledge and experience I was able to significantly increase the effectiveness of my research.” –Jędrzej Drozdowicz, Mentee


“Thanks a lot for your program, it has helped me a lot. I and Professor Antonio have been collaborating on a research about censoring outliers in radar data, and we discussed a lot on that topic. The research is proceeding well and I think there will be some good results.” –Sudan Han, Mentee

Successful Mentor / Mentee Pairings

Antonio De Maio Francessa Filippini
Antonio De Maio Sudan Han
Ben Slocumb Timothy Kennedy
Bhashyam Balaji Sanket Deshpande
Birsen Yazici Daryl Osterloh
Chris Baker Devin Spatz
Dale Blair Devin Smarra
Domenico Ciuonzo Haobo Li
Erik Blasch Pranav Bonigi
Ganesh Subramanian Aravind Sundaram
Ganesh Subramanian Tamil Selvan
Lorenzo Lo Monte Ricardo Beaussejour
Marco Martorella Jedrzej Drozdowicz
Mike Wicks Ethan Lin
Mike Wicks Hamdi Abdelbagi
Murat Efe Ilgaz Onur Tas
Paul Kostek Joseph Friel
Rob Ewing Evens Baptiste
Roy Streit Giovanni Miraglia
Shannon Blunt Marian Bica
Walt Downing Andres Tapia
Walt Downing Garrett Hall
Walter Rawle Inbarasan M.
Wolfgang Koch Prasanth R.



Field of Interest

“The field of interest shall be the organization, systems engineering, design, development, integration, and operation of complex systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environments. These systems include but are not limited to navigation, avionics, mobile electric power and electronics, radar, sonar, telemetry, military, law-enforcement, automatic test, simulators, and command and control."


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