Team Members

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Dr. Robert C. Daniels

Dr. Daniels guides the long-term vision of Kuma and manages day-to-day business operations. He also serves as the principal investigator on DoD contracts at Kuma. At Kuma, Dr. Daniels has been responsible for over 1M USD in funding for multiple wireless communications R&D projects. Dr. Daniels' background is in the theory of wireless communications and its practical application, in particular as it applies to the physical layer design of multiple-antenna wireless communication systems. He has been the sole architect of several RF-proven physical layer implementations for various standards, including IEEE 802.11n and the Wideband Networking Waveform (WNW). Dr. Daniels is also an expert on the design of millimeter-wave communications systems and is the co-author of the textbook "Millimeter-wave Wireless Communications Systems" published by Prentice Hall in September of 2014. He holds B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from The Pennsylvania State University and M.S.E. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.



Dr. Robert W. Heath, Jr.
Chief Innovation Officer

As Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. Heath is responsible for identifying and cultivating new business opportunities at Kuma, particularly as they pertain to innovative and/or disruptive wireless technology. Dr. Heath is an internationally-recognized expert in the theory of wireless communications and signal processing and, notably, was a designer of the first commercial MIMO-OFDM system at Iospan Wireless, Inc. Since becoming a professor at the University of Texas at Austin (where he served as advisor for both Dr. Peters and Dr. Daniels), he has attracted millions of dollars in research funds and authored over one hundred peer-reviewed IEEE journal papers. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University under the supervision of Arogyaswami Paulraj. Dr. Heath is a licensed Amateur Radio Operator, a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas, and a Fellow of the IEEE.

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