Mariya Zheleva, Ph.D. Mariya Zheleva, Ph.D.
Mariya Zheleva received her B.Eng. (2006) and M.Eng. (2008) in Radiocommunications from the Technical University of Sofia -- Bulgaria. She also holds a M.S. (2013) and Ph.D. (2014) in Computer Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at University at Albany–SUNY, where she directs the Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory (UbiNET Lab). Her research interests include autonomous spectrum measurement and management, architectures and protocols for heterogeneous networks, network measurement and evaluation, small autonomous cellular networks and in-situ network deployment, particularly in challengeing areas (e.g. rural Africa and agricultural U.S.). Dr. Zheleva's research is supported by the National Science Foundation and Microsoft. She is the recipient of the NSF CAREER award, the 2019 Dynamic Spectrum Alliance award for University Research on New Opportunities for Dynamic Spectrum Access and the University at Albany Presidential Award for Outstanding Public Engagement.
Christopher R. Anderson, Ph.D. Christopher R. Anderson, Ph.D.
Christopher R. Anderson received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech in 1999, 2002, and 2006, respectively. He is currently an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the United States Naval Academy. From 2016-2018 he served as a Visiting Researcher at the National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) Institute for Telecommunication Sciences in Boulder, CO where he concentrated on developing propagation models for cluttered environments. Dr. Anderson is the Founder and Director of the USNA Wireless Measurements Group, a focused research group that specializes in spectrum, propagation, and field strength measurements in diverse environments and at frequencies ranging from 300 MHz to 28 GHz. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, NASA, the Defense Spectrum Organization, and the Federal Railroad Administration. His research includes radiowave propagation measurements and modeling, embedded software-defined radios, and dynamic spectrum sharing. Dr. Anderson is a former Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and was a Guest Editor of the IEEE Journal On Selected Areas In Signal Processing Special Issue on Non-Cooperative Localization Networks. He was the General Chair of the 2018 NTIA International Symposium on Advanced Radio Technologies.