Purdue ECE PhD student named National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow
Matthew Gaydos, a PhD student in Purdue’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named 2021 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellow. Sponsored and funded by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the NDSEG Fellowship is a highly competitive fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree involving research in alignment with one or more specific topics identified in the Department of Defense's Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs). NDSEG selections are made by the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Office of Naval Research, and the Army Research Office.
Gaydos’s current research involves creating a general framework for use of precoded multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) radar in automotive applications. In the future, he aims to research high capacity achieving MIMO architectures for wireless spread-spectrum communications.
“I feel incredibly fortunate to have received this fellowship,” says Gaydos. “I’m very excited to be able to commit more time to my research and the pursuit of obtaining a PhD.”
Gaydos credits the support and patience of his friends and his advisor with helping him achieve this goal. His advisor is David J. Love, the Nick Trbovich Professor of ECE.
“Matt is highly deserving of an NDSEG fellowship,” says Love. “He was one of the top undergraduate students in engineering at Purdue, and I believe he is poised to make high-impact research contributions during his Ph.D.”
The DoD NDSEG Fellowship Program serves as a means of increasing the number of United States citizens trained in science and engineering disciplines of military importance. Since the program’s inception in 1989, more than 4,000 fellowships have been awarded.