Wesley M. Gifford  Wesley M. Gifford photo         

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Research Staff Member
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA


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Professional Associations:  IEEE Member


Wesley M. Gifford received the B.S. degree (summa cum laude) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Computer and Systems Engineering - Computer Science in 2001. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2004 and 2010, respectively.

Dr. Gifford is currently a research staff member at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, where he applies mathematical, statistical, and machine learning theories to improve business processes. Prior to joining IBM Research, he was with the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS), MIT, where his work focused on multiple antenna systems, UWB transmission systems, location-aware networks, and measurement and modeling of propagation channels.

He is currently serving as a member of the Technical Program Committee (TPC) for the IEEE International Conference on Communications 2011 and the International Conference on Ultra-Wideband 2011. He has also served as a TPC member for the IEEE Global Communications Conference 2009, the IEEE International Conference on Communications 2007, and as a TPC Vice Chair for the IEEE Conference on Ultra Wideband 2006.

Wesley M. Gifford received best paper awards at the IEEE Global Communications Conference (2009), at the IEEE First International Conference on Next-Generation Wireless Systems (2006), and at ACM International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (2006). He was awarded the Frederick C. Hennie III award for outstanding teaching performance at MIT (2003) and a Claude E. Shannon Fellowship (2007).