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A scientist with demonstrated early-stage company experience, Dr. Daneshrad has been a professor with the UCLA Electrical Engineering Department since 1996. He is viewed as a thought-leader in his field of expertise, and is well-published in the area of wireless communications with an emphasis on experimental multi-antenna systems. Prior to arriving at UCLA he was with AT&T Bell Labs and was focused on broadband wireless data communications. In 2001, he co-founded Innovics Wireless, raising $14 million in venture capital to develop the first multi-antenna, diversity-enabled WCDMA-3G mobile terminal ASIC. In 2004 he co-founded Silvus technologies with a vision of manufacturing cost-effective MIMO solutions that could deliver communications to the most harsh and demanding environments.
Dr. Daneshrad obtained his PhD in electrical engineering from the Integrated Circuits and Systems Lab of UCLA in 1993. He obtained his MEng and BEng (honors) degrees from McGill University in 1988 and 1986 respectively.
After graduating with an MSEE degree from Ohio State University, Weijun Zhu worked as a research staff member in the E.E. department at Ohio State University from 2001~2002, where he successfully led the effort of developing a narrowband wireless networking test bed that supports both infrastructure mode and ad-hoc mode. Weijun then spent three years as a research staff member designing and implementing a 3×4 narrowband MIMO test bed and a 4×4 wideband MIMO–COFDM test bed in the UCLA E.E. department.
With these test beds, he successfully field tested numerous MIMO coding and spatial multiplexing schemes. After joining Silvus in 2005 as a communication system engineer, he quickly became the technical lead for Silvus’s R&D effort and product development. At Silvus, Weijun successfully led the effort of fulfilling the requirement of the $15M DARPA MNM contract, designing and delivering a synthesizable 802.11n IP to multiple customers, and developing the StreamCaster mesh networking radio product series.
Prior to coming to the US, Weijun obtained a BS and an MSEE degree both from Southeast University in China. He also worked at HP-Scitech (now part of Agilent) developing W-CDMA libraries for Agilent Advanced Design System from 1997 to 1998.
Enlisted in 1999 as a Satellite, Wideband, and Telemetry Systems Technician in the United States Air Force, Jimi Henderson operated and maintained a variety of advanced digital communications systems, gaining years of valuable working knowledge from a user’s perspective. After transitioning to the private sector in 2004, Jimi worked as a Production Technician at Global Microwave Systems, Inc. and year later was promoted to Test Supervisor. In this role he also acted as the company’s main point of contact for technical support and repairs. In 2008, Jimi transferred to GMS’ sales department, where he would quickly rise to the position of Sales and Marketing Manager. After GMS was acquired by Cobham PLC, Jimi was appointed as Director of Sales for the Broadcast, Airborne, and Unmanned Systems markets, leading the business through a time of unprecedented growth.
In 2012, Jimi was tapped to join the Silvus team. As VP of Sales, Jimi has succeeded in introducing the StreamCaster product line to market, and building the Silvus sales organization from the ground up.