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. degree in electrical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2004.
Since 2001, Wesley M. Gifford has been with the Wireless Communication and Network Sciences Laboratory (WINS Lab), MIT, where he is now a Ph.D. candidate. His main research interests are in the area of wireless communications, specifically multiple antenna systems, ultra-wide bandwidth systems, and measurement and modeling of propagation channels. He spent the summer of 2004 and 2005 at the Istituto di Elettronica e di Ingegneria dell’Informazione e delle Telecomunicazioni (IEIIT), University of Bologna, Italy as a visiting research scholar.
He is currently serving as a member of the Technical Program Committee (TPC) for the IEEE Global Communications Conference in 2009 and has served as a TPC member for the IEEE International Conference on Communications in 2007 and a TPC Vice Chair for the IEEE Conference on Ultra Wideband in 2006.
Wesley M. Gifford was awarded the Rensselaer Medal in 1996, the Charles E. Austin Engineering Scholarship in 1997-2000, and the Harold N. Trevett award in 2001. He received the Frederick C. Hennie III award for outstanding teaching performance in 2003, and a Claude E. Shannon Fellowship in 2007 at MIT. In 2006 he received a best paper award from the IEEE First International Conference on Next-Generation Wireless Systems and a best paper award from the ACM International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference.