TSM faculty chosen to guest edit professional journal

Two of Murray State’s faculty have been chosen to guest edit a special issue of the Journal of Communications. Abdulrahman Yarali and Michael Bowman, associate professors in the Telecommunications Systems Management (TSM) program, joined by Vahideh Vakil from the Bahar Institute of Higher Education in Mashhad, Iran, will be editing the issue titled, “Small Satellites: Architecture, Applications and Technologies.”

Yarali specializes in wireless communication systems and networks, cooperative communications, cognitive radio, diversity techniques, multiple antenna systems, adaptive rate transmission methods and spread spectrum communications. He has been published on numerous occasions and has been recognized for his outstanding contributions to his field.

Bowman’s interests include communications systems for emergency management, distributed sensors and sensor networks, ad hoc networks, military communications and persistent surveillance.

“The accomplishments of these individuals have contributed to the success of their departments and the University. Their outstanding ability to continue to strive higher is something to admire. This remarkable achievement proves their unfailing loyalty to their work,” said James Gantt, director of the Center for TSM.

The special issue of the Journal of Communications is calling for guest authors to submit their original and unpublished papers. The goal of this issue is to combine recent research efforts and experiences in the growing field of small satellites. Topics that are of most interest to this issue include technologies, system architectures, applications, advancement in space utilizations, and issues and promises. The issue is expected to be available in early 2013.

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