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ECE Ph.D. student Belal Amin receives the Roberto Padovani Scholarship for interns from Qualcomm Research

November 8th, 2016

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The global scholarship program was created in 2008 and recognizes interns who demonstrate extraordinary technical talent during their summer internships

Amin interned at Qualcomm, New Jersey during the Summer of 2016 under the supervision of Sundar Subramanian on “Performance evaluation of various PHY/MAC algorithms for 5G beamformed MMW systems.”

Candidates are nominated by their mentors or managers based on their technical contributions and overall impact to the organization. Approximately 7 scholarships are provided each year.

Recipients of the Padovani scholarship receive a $5,000 academic scholarship to be used towards school expenses. In addition, recipients who come back to Qualcomm Research as an intern or as a full-time employee immediately upon graduation are eligible to receive a return bonus.

The scholarship is named after Dr. Roberto Padovani, who is currently an Executive Vice President and Fellow at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Dr. Padovani served as the Qualcomm’s Chief Technology Officer from 2002 to 2011. He holds numerous patents on wireless systems and has published technical papers in the digital communications field.