May 9, 2017 | Atlanta, GA
Edgar Garay, a Ph.D. student in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), has been chosen for the National GEM Consortium Fellowship. This fellowship is sponsored by Intel Corporation, thus making Garay both a GEM fellow and an Intel scholar.
Established in 1976, the National GEM Consortium is a network of leading corporations, government laboratories, top universities, and top research institutions that enables qualified students from underrepresented communities to pursue graduate education in applied science and engineering. The GEM fellowship programs span the entire recruitment, retention, and professional development spectrum. GEM’s principal activity is the provision of graduate fellowships at the M.S. and Ph.D. levels coupled with paid summer internships.
Garay was selected as a GEM fellow based on his academic record, prior awards, and current Ph.D. research. During summer 2017, he will join Intel Corporation to complete an internship in the Radio Circuit and Technologies group at Intel Labs. He received his B.S. degree in physics and a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Florida International University and his M.S. in ECE from the University of Florida.
Garay joined the School of ECE in 2015, and during that same year, he received the Georgia Tech Presidential Fellowship, the highest honor for new graduate students accepted to the Ph.D. programs at Georgia Tech. In 2016, Garay also received a scholarship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's Minority Ph.D. (MPHD) program and became a Sloan Fellow.
He is advised by Hua Wang, who holds the Demetrius T. Paris Junior Professorship in ECE and directs the Georgia Tech Electronics and Micro-System Lab (GEMS). Garay conducts research that focuses on zero-power RF/mm-wave signal processing and multi-functional digital transmitter systems for next-generation radar and 5G wireless communication.