The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities recognizes the work of those who engage actively in scholarly and creative pursuits beyond their teaching responsibilities. This year, EE Chair Stella Batalama was honored with this award.
Stella Batalama joined the UB faculty in 1995. She served as associate dean for research in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences from 2009-11, and has been chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering since 2010.
Batalama has worked on various design aspects of wireless communication systems and networks, including CDMA cellular communications, cognitive and collaborative networks, underwater communications, multimedia security and data hiding. She has received more than $9 million in research funding from such agencies as the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense (DoD), as well as private industry. Her research has been published in more than 150 peer-reviewed journals.
Her work in the area of cognitive networking, in collaboration with students and colleagues, recently was recognized by DoD national labs as the technology of choice, based on its flexibility, inherent interference tolerance, throughput and reliability. This pioneering work made her DoD sponsors the de facto leader in policy-based spectrum access and cognitive networking in the U.S. and abroad.
Published June 5, 2015