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Telecommunica 2011 to Feature Alumni Panel, Company Presentations
The Master’s in Telecommunications Program at the University of Maryland will hold its fourth annual Telecommunica Symposium. The event will be held on the University of Maryland's College Park campus on Thursday, April 21, 2011 from 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM in the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center.
The morning will begin with an alumni panel, followed by a luncheon and awards ceremony to recognize outstanding student service and instructor teaching in the Telecom Program. Academic scholarship winners will also be recognized.
The luncheon will conclude with a keynote address on "Broadband Satellite" by Paul Gaske, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the North American Division at Hughes Network Systems. Mr. Gaske joined Hughes in 1977 as a digital design engineer, and has held a variety of engineering, marketing, and business management positions throughout his career. He has worked extensively on digital communication networks, serving enterprises and consumers throughout the world. Mr. Gaske holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland and a Master's Degree in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) and is a published author on satellite networking technologies and markets. He is also the holder of numerous patents in satellite communications and broadband networking. Mr. Gaske is also a member of the Clark School Board of Visitors and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisory Board at the University of Maryland.
The afternoon will feature a series of company info sessions.
The Telecommunica agenda is as follows:
• Alumni Panel – 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Alumni panelists attending include:
Sachin Rajgire – Senior Partner
Rasika Janartha – Senior Technical Consultant
Akash Gupta – Senior Product Manager
Kaushal Bheda – Senior Program & Operations Manager
Companies attending include:
Hughes Network Systems
For more information about the Master's in Telecommunications Program, visit www.telecom.umd.edu.
April 19, 2011