Dr. Ma is an associate professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech. She received her BS degree in Automatic Control from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 1998, an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia in 2000, and a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 2003. Her general research interests include signal processing for communications, signal estimation/detection algorithms, and VLSI implementation. She has been with UWBTech since 2009 and involved in research on non-coherent receiver designs for ultra-wideband (UWB) communications, localization based on UWB ranging signals, and routing and relay algorithms for UWB networks.
Dr. Moore is the third person on the UWBTech organizing committee. Dr. Moore is a Research Fellow, Principal Research Scientist and now retired as Branch head for the Materials Research Branch of the Signature Technology Laboratory. He had a 30 year career at the Georgia Tech Research Institute after receiving his doctorate in Physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1978. His research has encompassed design, development and testing of materials and MetaMaterials that influence the propagation of electromagnetic energy and contribute to antennas and structures with very wideband response. For the past seven years his work has emphasized nanostructures, nanomagnetics, artificial dielectric and magnetic materials and their contribution in electromagnetic systems. He is an "applied theorist" with special interest in effective medium, renormalization and non-linear theory as design tools for synthesis of solids with goal specific electromagnetic and structural properties.