Igor Kadota

Electrical Engineering, Columbia University

Igor Kadota

Igor Kadota received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering (2010) and master’s in telecommunications (2013) from the Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA), Brazil. At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), he earned his master’s (2016) and PhD (2020), both in communication networks. He currently is a postdoctoral research scientist at Columbia University, New York, in the Department of Electrical Engineering, an affiliation of the Data Science Institute. His research has two intertwined goals: to develop theories and models of next-generation communication networks, and to contribute to emerging applications such as the Internet of Things, smart city intersections, search and rescue missions using a swarm of drones, and shared augmented reality. From the ground up, Kadota created the Teaching Radio Laboratory for the MIT Communication Systems & Networks. At Columbia, he has mentored underrepresented minority (URM) students in the local Harlem community. He is the recipient of the IEEE INFOCOM Best Paper Award, the MIT Thomas G. Stockham Jr. Fellow, and the MIT School of Engineering Graduate Student Extraordinary Teaching and Mentoring Award. As a future faculty member, he will foster diversity, equity, and inclusion by visiting URMs at U.S. and Latin American schools to recruit and encourage them to pursue STEM careers.

Research Interests

Wireless Communication Networks