Dana Porrat

Dr. Dana Porrat is a lecturer in the Engineering and Computer Science School of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.

Take a look at my Wideband Radio Communicaitons Laboratory, located in the Givat Ram campus. The lab is currently in the final stages of setup.
Here is a paper on the spatial dynamics of wideband radio channels measured indoors.

I manage the undergraduate projects on Engineering students in the Hebrew University. If you're interested in suggesting a new project please read this short letter (here it is in Hebrew). Past projects are listed here, at the bottom of the page.

A list of publications.

Contact Information:
56 Ross Building, Givat Ram Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone: +972-2-549-4553
Fax: +972-2-658-5261
Email: dana.porrat at huji.ac.il
Address: The Selim and Rachel Benin School of Engineering and Computer Science, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Givat Ram Campus, 91904 Jerusalem, Israel

Office Hours (autumn 2010-11): Thursday 13-14.

Driving Directions to the Givat Ram campus in Hebrew and with annotations in English
Here's another map in English (The letter 'A' there indicates the Ross Building).

Wireless Communication Systems
Random Variables and Signals
Information Theory of Wideband Communications Systems

In the years 2004-5 I was a post doc in the Electrical Engineering Department of the Technion, in Haifa, Israel, where I received the Post-Doc Viterbi Fellowship. I worked with Professor Shlomo Shamai (Shitz) on channel uncertainty in wideband settings.

In the years 2003-4 I was a post doc in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department in UC Berkeley. I worked with Professor David Tse on the information theoretic aspects of Ultra Wide Band radio communication, in particular on the achievable rates of pulse position modulation (PPM) on fading channels with infinite bandwidth.

In the years 1998-2002 I was a PhD student in the Space, Telecommunications and Radioscience (STAR) Laboratory in the Electrical Engineering Department in Stanford University. My advisor was Professor Cox and I was part of his wireless communications research group. I was a Stanford Graduate Fellow of 1999.
My PhD thesis dealt with the propagation of UHF radio waves in urban streets and in-building corridors. I tried to understand propagation phenomena in terms of multimoded waveguide propagation. Look here for a short description of that work.
During my first year in Stanford I worked with Professor Tony Fraser-Smith on propagation of extremely low frequency (ELF) radiation, in the frequency range 3 Hz-3 kHz.

A short bio

Civilian Wireless Communication Systems in Israel


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Last Modified: August 12, 2010 in Jerusalem, Israel. nothing shown really