Wireless Center Of Excellence

Wireless Center Of Excellence

(WiCE)

Faculty

Kostanic Dr. Kostanic joined Florida Tech in 2003 as an associate professor in the ECE department. He teaches mostly graduate level courses in areas of RF propagation, Communication theory and Wireless communication. Prior to joining FIT, Dr. Kostanic spent more than seven years working in wireless communication industry. He worked as a research engineer for Agilent Technologies, SAFCO Technologies and TEC Cellular.  His research interest include broad range of topics in cellular, microwave and satellite communications.

Dr. Ivica Kostanic

Associate Professor and Technical Director of WiCE, EE

Phone: (321) 674-7189

Email: kostanic@fit.edu
Personal Website

carlos otero Dr. Carlos E. Otero is Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Florida Institute of Technology.   He has over 15 years of private industry experience in defense computer systems, including satellite communications, command and control, wireless security, unmanned aerial vehicles, and other advanced systems. His research interests include broad range of topics in computer and communication systems, with particular emphasis on algorithm design, performance evaluation, and optimization of systems. He has authored/co-authored one university textbook and over 70 scientific peer-reviewed publications in venues such as IEEE Intelligent Systems, IEEE Transactions in Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Systems Journal, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and Expert Systems and Applications. Dr. Otero is a senior member of the IEEE.

Dr. Carlos E. Otero

Associate Professor and Technical Director of WiCE, CpE

Email: cotero@fit.edu

Personal Website

Dr. Josko Zec joined FIT in 2015 after 15-year experience in wireless communications industry spanning Agilent Technologies, Optimi and Ericsson and 5-year experience in satellite remote sensing. He received MS from New Jersey Institute of Technology and PhD from University of Central Florida, both in Electrical Engineering. His research and teaching focus is on radio communications, commercial mobile communications technologies and satellite remote sensing. He received NASA annual best project team award for contribution in Quickscat spacecraft mission in 1999.

Dr. Josko Zec

Associate Professor

Email: jzec@fit.edu

Personal Website

Kepuska Dr.Veton Këpuska: After over 20 years of R&D work in Speech Recognition area, has solved fundamental speech recognition problems for spontaneous user interfaces. His patentable invention is a fundamental contribution to pattern matching and speech recognition. He earned a PhD degree from Clemson University and presently he holds 2 patents in the speech recognition area. Dr. Këpuska has authored or coauthored over 30 NSF proposals. His published work consists of 1 book chapter (Wake-up-Word Speech Recognition), over 15 journal and 30 conference publications. Dr. Veton Këpuska
Associate Professor
Phone:(321) 674-7183
Email: vkepuska@fit.edu
Personal Website
Seybold Dr. John S. Seybold is an adjunct faculty in the ECE department. He received his BSEE from the University of Wisconsin in 1982, MSEE from California State University, Fullerton in 1986 and Ph.D. from the University of Central Florida in 1995. Dr. Seybold is a Communication Systems Engineer at Harris Corporation in Melbourne, Florida where his interests include aviation communications, cosite interference analysis and mitigation, antennas and RF propagation. Prior to joining Harris, he was an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida where he also served as the Associate Director of the Wireless Center of Excellence. Currently he serves on the ECE advisory board. Dr. Seybold has held a variety of industry positions in his career, has many published papers, holds five patents and has authored a text book entitled “Introduction to RF Propagation”, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. He has been a licensed professional engineer in the state of Florida since 1998, is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu. Dr. John S. Seybold
Adjunct Professor
Email: jseybold@fit.edu
Chris Dr. Chris Moffatt is an adjunct faculty within ECE department. He specializes in advanced signal processing for wireless communications at Harris Corporation, Government Communications Systems Division in Melbourne, FL. He currently serves as Chief Technologist, developing secure wireless digital communication waveforms to enable Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to fly in the FAA National Airspace System (NAS). Chris has 20 issued US Patents and more than 10 IEEE publications in the area of Signal Processing and Wireless Communications. Dr. Chris Moffatt
Adjunct Professor
Email: cmoffa01@harris.com
Zaid Matloub is a Ph.D student and a Teaching Assistant in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Florida Institute of Technology. His research interests are in the areas of RF planning and coverage optimization of cellular networks. He joined FIT for a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 2010. He held a position as an Adjunct Professor in the ECE department at FIT in 2013. He currently works full time for LiveTV as a Software Test Engineer responsible for preparing test plans, test procedures and automating inflight test environment devices.

Zaid Matloub
Adjunct Professor
Email: zmatloub2010@fit.edu