Safieddin (Ali) Safavi-Naeini, professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Centre for Intelligent Antenna and Radio Systems (CIARS), is receiving $4 million through the Ontario Research Fund: Research Excellence program to help develop commercially viable millimeter-wave, intelligent radio technology.
That work is considered key to the development of radio communication and satellite communication infrastructure required for the shift into a “truly digital society,” including disruptive technologies such as autonomous vehicles.
The funding program was created to support operational costs for “large-scale transformative research of strategic value to the province.”
Campus-wide at Waterloo, four researchers have been awarded more than $12 million in support.
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