Carlos Saavedra

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<div> <p><strong>Carlos Saavedra</strong>&nbsp;received the B.Sc. degree in 1993 from the University of Virginia and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University in 1995 and 1998, respectively, all in electrical engineering.&nbsp; From 1998 to 2000 he was a Senior Engineer at Millitech Corporation in South Deerfield, Massachusetts, where he designed 28 GHz and 38 GHz transceiver modules for broadband wireless communication links.&nbsp; In 2000 he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Queen&acute;s University, Kingston, Ontario, as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 2006 and to Professor in 2013.&nbsp; He served as ECE Graduate Chair at Queen&rsquo;s from 2007 to 2010 and has held visiting professorships at different universities while on sabbatical, most recently at the University of Navarra&rsquo;s School of Engineering (Tecnun) in San Sebasti&aacute;n, Spain.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>Dr. Saavedra is a Section Chair of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada&rsquo;s (NSERC) Discovery Grants Program Evaluation Group for Electrical and Computer Engineering.&nbsp; He was Chair of the MTT-S Technical Coordinating Committee 22 on Signal Generation and Frequency Conversion from 2010 to 2013 and was guest editor of the September/October 2013 IEEE Microwave Magazine&rsquo;s Focus Issue &ldquo;100 Years of Mixer Technology&rdquo;.&nbsp; He was a member of the Steering Committee and of the Technical Program Committee (TPC) of the 2012 IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) and continues to serve on the TPRC of the IMS.&nbsp;&nbsp; He has served on the TPC of several other conferences, including the IEEE Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) Symposium, the Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference and the IEEE International Microwave &amp; RF Conference (IMaRC).&nbsp;&nbsp; Professor Saavedra is the author or co-author of 100 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers in his field of research.&nbsp; He is the recipient of an NSERC Discovery Accelerator Award for the period 2011-2014 and is a three-time recipient of the third-year ECE undergraduate teaching award at Queen&rsquo;s University.</p>



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