Ashwin Channawar

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"I will be forever grateful to the UB for the education I received. I would not be the engineer I am - nor be at this good place in my life - if it had not been for UB."

 

 

Level of Study: MS '19

Hometown: Nanded, India. 

Why did you choose to study electrical engineering?  

As a kid, I always enjoyed playing with computers and electronics. Most of the time I used to spend my time fulfilling the hunger of knowing how these electronics system works.  When I had to choose a degree to study in college, I realized I wanted to understand my childhood interests at a much deeper level. So I decided to pursue a master's in Electrical Engineering. 

What do you like best about electrical engineering? 

Electrical Engineering is a fascinating field, which can make your time at Uni a challenging, enriching, and rewarding experience. The best thing is that electrical systems can help millions of people on a day to day basis, such as the systems used in phones or computers. 

What makes UB Electrical Engineering special?  

The coursework, research, and professors at UB are phenomenal and it was actually one of the reasons to join UB over other top EE universities like NYU, UIC, etc. I found that the professors at UB are really willing to involve students in research opportunities. And the breadth of the research is also breathtaking. There is research happening across Electromagnetic networks, Underwater Communications, Millimeter Waves, MIMO OFDM systems and many more EE related areas. UB also has a class 1000 clean room which offers students to perform advanced research. Overall, UB is a great place to advance in EE career. 

A favorite memory of your experiences/classes/projects?

I believe throughout my master's I have spent most of my time working in Electrical Engineering labs.  The most notable memory is working on Smart Recycling Totes and ColdSpace LLC project day and night. It makes me happy when I see students using Smart Food Storage System (designed by me) on campus. 

Tell us about your career:

I got an opportunity to work as an EE intern with ColdSpace LLC in summer 2017. Through this internship, I gained depth in knowledge of IoT and firmware development. Also, this helped me not only to refine and develop my skills, but also to network with the professionals in the field.   

Currently, I work as a Modem Systems Test Engineer at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. in San Diego. I work on the analysis and validation of the physical layer and network protocol and performance requirements for complex digital modem supporting 5GNR and LTE.

Anything else you would like to mention?

I will be forever grateful to the UB for the education I received. I would not be the engineer I am - nor be at this good place in my life - if it had not been for UB.