Prof. Ian Roberts

Ian Roberts is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UCLA, where he leads the Wireless Lab in conducting theoretical and experimental research on wireless communication and sensing. Prior to joining UCLA, he completed his Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin, where he was an NSF Graduate Research Fellow in the Wireless Networking and Communications Group and the 6G@UT Research Center.
 He has industry experience developing and prototyping wireless technologies at AT&T Labs, Amazon, GenXComm (startup), Sandia National Labs, and Dynetics (defense contractor). During his time at GenXComm, he created and demonstrated their earliest wireless solutions combining RF, photonic, and digital signal processing for interference cancellation. In 2023, he received the Andrea Goldsmith Young Scholars Award from the Communication Theory Technical Committee of the IEEE Communications Society for his work on the theory and practice of full-duplex millimeter-wave communication systems. He is a licensed amateur radio operator; his callsign is KE0QVW.

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Current Students

Samuel Li is a Ph.D. student at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is currently pursuing his degree in Electrical Engineering. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering at UCLA with cum laude in 2022. His research interests include machine learning / signal processing for applications in 5G in-band full-duplex operations.

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Muneeb Mujahid is currently working towards his M.S. at the University of California, Los Angeles in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is supervised by Prof. Ian Roberts. He previously received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from UCLA in March 2023. His research interests are in wireless communications, particularly the development of joint communication and sensing capabilities in future cellular networks.

Abhiram Kadiyala is currently working towards his M.S. at the University of California, Los Angeles in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He received his Bachelor’s (Hons) degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering (Honors in Signal Processing and Communication) from the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad in July 2021. Prior to joining UCLA, he worked at Qualcomm India Private Limited as a 5G RF Software Engineer for 2 years. His research interests lie in Wireless Communications and Information/Coding Theory.

Caden Davis is a third-year undergraduate student at the University of California, Los Angeles majoring in Electrical Engineering. He has previously done research developing communication systems and channel access methods for underwater acoustic nodes. His current research interests cover topics in signal processing including wireless communication and imaging systems.


Felipe Jr Figueroa is an undergraduate aerospace engineering major at UCLA, with plans to specialize in astronautics. Interested in the expanding intersection between the space industry and wireless technology, Felipe is currently working on satellite communications research at the Wireless Lab. As an aerospace engineering major, Felipe aims to provide a unique lens from which to view challenges in wireless, especially as he progresses further into his studies.
 Aside from his academic endeavors, Felipe is a distance runner who also enjoys drumming in his free time.

Current Visiting Researchers

Joohyun Son is a Ph.D. student at Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea. He is currently with the Wireless Lab at UCLA as a visiting graduate researcher under Prof. Ian Roberts. He received his B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Yonsei University in 2019. His research interests include non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA), new waveform techniques, and satellite communication.


Neil Kane graduated from UCLA in 2024 with his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, where he was recognized as an Electrical and Computer Engineering Departmental Scholar. He is now an engineer at the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University.
Helena Xu graduated from UCLA in 2024 with her bachelor’s degree. She is now at Stanford University for graduate school.