Electrical engineering Ph.D. student wins student best poster award from Qatar Foundation - Annual Research Conference

MarwaMarwa Qaraqe, a graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, won the student best poster award at the Qatar Foundation-Annual Research Conference (QF-ARC  2013). 

Qaraqe won the student best poster award (First Prize Award out of 125 presentations) for her paper, ”MIMO Radio Channel Characterization for UWB Body-Centric Wireless Networks."

In her paper Qaraqe and her co-authors Dr. Qammer Abbasi and Dr. Erchin Serpedin assessed the capacity of radio channels in ultrawide bandwidth body-centric networks, where multiple wireless sensing and computing devices are placed on a patient body to communicate critical health information to a physician office for continuous monitoring of the health and vital signs of the patient. The research work conducted by Qaraqe is a constituent part of the research project, “Channel modeling and optimized radio access design for in vivo wireless communications,” funded by Qatar Foundation via the National Priorities Research Program.   

Qaraqe is currently pursuing her Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering at Texas A&M. She also is a student trainee in the Qatar Science and Leadership Program at Qatar Foundation. She received her master’s degree from Texas A&M in August 2012 and graduated summa cum laude with her bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University at  Qatar in May 2010. Her current research interest includes advanced signal processing techniques for brain imaging signals and radio channel characterization of body-area-networks. 

Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference (QF-ARC) represents the flagship conference of Qatar Foundation and took place in Doha Nov. 24-25 under the theme "Qatar’s Cross-Cutting Research Grand Challenges." QF-ARC builds on nationwide efforts to advance Qatar’s ambitious research agenda and provides a unique platform to activate the multidisciplinary collaboration needed to tackle the most pressing national challenges in terms of research.