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Leslie Rusch

Leslie A. Rusch received the B.S.E.E. degree (with honors) from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, in 1980 and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, in 1992 and 1994, respectively. Dr. Rusch became an IEEE fellow in 2010.

She has experience in defense, industrial and academic communications research. She was a communications project engineer for the Department of Defense from 1980-1990.

While on leave from Université Laval she spent two years (2001–2002) at Intel Corporation creating and managing a group researching new wireless technologies.

She is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Université Laval, QC, Canada, performing research on wireless and optical communications.

Prof. Rusch’s research interests include wavelength division multiple-access using incoherent sources for metropolitan-area networks; analysis of optical systems using coherent detection; semiconductor and erbium-doped optical amplifiers and their dynamics; and in wireless communications, optical pulse shaping for high-bit rate ultrawide-band systems (UWB), as well as performance analysis of reduced-complexity receivers for UWB.

She has served as associate editor for IEEE Communications Letters and on several IEEE technical program committees.

Institution: Université Laval
SYTACom membership: Associate