Spanish Ph.D. Student Conducts Research at ITTC


Lawrence,KS (03-03-2004)

From ITTC News
By Michelle Ward



Veronica Parrondo Garcia is a visiting Ph.D. student from the University of Cantabria in Spain. She is conducting research at the Center this spring on fourth-generation wireless systems, under the direction of Professor Sam Shanmugan.

The difficulties posed by the wireless medium and the increasing demand for better and cheaper services create the continual need for research. Parrondo is conducting simulations on different transmission methods for fourth-generation networks.

Parrondo needs only to complete her research project to graduate. Her advisor recommended the University of Kansas, which has a complementary program to Cantabria. Cantabria has a strong wireless communication program, especially with hardware development, while KU does a lot at the system level.

Parrondo liked the idea of learning a new culture and improving her English. She is the latest telecommunication-engineering student to conduct research at ITTC. Beatriz Quijano came to ITTC in 2002 and Raquel Martinez and Alvaro Alvarez conducted research at the Center in the fall of 2001.

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