Last year she received the Google Anita Borg Scholarship. This year, PhD student Zahra Ahmadian is the winner of the IEEE Canada Women in Engineering Prize.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Canada annually awards the prize to the nominee who has demonstrated substantial success in her undergraduate program and volunteer service to the IEEE. The prize as a whole recognizes the excellence in young women engineer professionals.
Zahra’s immense commitment as an IEEE volunteer has given her the opportunity to organize seminars and professional workshops for women in engineering. “Through these activities, I have developed leadership, planning, communication and public speaking skills that have been valuable in my academic research.”
Working with her supervisor Dr. Lutz Lampe, Zahra is currently designing ultra-wideband systems for short range, high capacity links. She is specifically designing digital filters that facilitate broadcast communication in a network with a broadcast center and several complexity limited nodes.
More about Zahra’s research: Design of Pre-Rake DS-UWB Downlink with Pre-Equalization