Joshua Kovitz

Joshua M. Kovitz

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Quick Facts

Place of Origin:
Houston, TX, USA

Degree Goal:
PhD in Electrical Engineering – 2016

Current Degree:
M.S. in Electrical Engineering

Career Goal:
Research position in academia or industry


Joshua Kovitz is currently a PhD student under the supervision of Prof. Yahya Rahmat-Samii in the Antenna Research, Analysis, and Measurements (ARAM) laboratory. He was granted the BS degree (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Houston (UH) in 2010 and the MS degree from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2012. Both at UCLA and UH, he was the recipient of many prestigious awards and was recognized for his achievements and involvement in the community. During his masters, Joshua conducted research in developing advanced antennas for wireless communications and radar systems through the use of evolutionary optimization techniques. He has also conducted research at the University of Houston in the areas of computational electromagnetics and in structural health monitoring with wireless sensors. Throughout his research he has published several journal articles and many conference papers. Aside from his academic responsibilities, Joshua has also actively participated in the student branches of IEEE and the Eta Kappa Nu.

Research Interests

His research interests include the broad areas of applied electromagnetics, antenna engineering, RF/microwave circuit design, communication systems, and optimization techniques. Within the scope of antenna engineering, Joshua's research focuses on the development of sophisticated antenna systems for new cognitive radio systems. His research also covers the design of wideband reflectarrays using simple single layer structures as well as reconfigurable pixel antennas.

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