Urbashi Mitra received the B.S. and the
M.S. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and her Ph.D. from
Princeton University. After a six year stint at the Ohio State University,
she joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of
Southern California, Los Angeles, where she is currently a Professor. She is
a member of the IEEE Information Theory Society's Board of Governors
(2002-2007, 2012-2014) and the IEEE Signal Processing Societyís Technical
Committee on Signal Processing for Communications and Networks (2012-2014).
She is the recipient of: †2012 Globecom
Signal Processing for Communications Symposium Best Paper Award, 2012 NAE
Lillian Gilbreth Lectureship, USC Center for Excellence in Research
Fellowship (2010-2013), the USC Viterbi School of Engineering Deanís Faculty
Service Award (2009), DCOSS Best Applications Paper Award (2009), USC Mellon
Mentoring Award (2008), IEEE Fellow (2007), Texas Instruments Visiting
Professor (Fall 2002, Rice University), 2001 Okawa Foundation Award, 2000 OSU
College of Engineering Lumley Award for Research, 1997 OSU College of
Engineering MacQuigg Award for Teaching, and a 1996 National Science
Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award. †Dr.
Mitra has been/is an Associate Editor for the following IEEE publications:
Transactions on Signal Processing (2012--), Transactions on Information
Theory (2007-2011), Journal of Oceanic Engineering (2006-2011), and
Transactions on Communications (1996-2001).†
Dr. Mitra has held visiting appointments at: the Delft University of
Technology, Stanford University, Rice University, and the Eurecom Institute.
She served as co-Director of the Communication Sciences Institute at the
University of Southern California from 2004-2007.† Her research interests are in: wireless communications,
communication and sensor networks, †cognitive radio,† and detection and estimation and the
interface of communication, sensing and control.