2018 Burka Award

Presented to: Kimia Shamaei and Dr. Zaher (Zak) M. Kassas

Citation: For their paper "LTE Receiver Design and Multipath Analysis for Navigation in Urban Environments" published in the Winter 2018 issue of NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 65, No. 4, pp. 655-675.

Kimia Shamaei

Kimia Shamaei is a PhD candidate at the University of California, Riverside and a member of the Autonomous Systems Perception, Intelligence, and Navigation (ASPIN) Laboratory. She received her BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tehran. Her current research interests include analysis and modeling of signals of opportunity and software-defined radio.

Zak Kassas

Dr. Zaher (Zak) M. Kassas is an assistant professor at the University of California, Irvine. He received a BE in Electrical Engineering from the Lebanese American University, an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The Ohio State University, and an MSE in Aerospace Engineering and a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. In 2018, he received the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award, and in 2019, he received the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program award. His research interests include cyber-physical systems, navigation systems, autonomous vehicles, and intelligent transportation systems.