Leslie A. Rusch

Leslie A. Rusch (S’91–M’94–SM’00–F’10) received the B.S.E.E. degree (with Hons.) from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA, in 1980, and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA, in 1992 and 1994, respectively. She has experience in defense, industrial and academic communications research. She was a Communications Project Engineer for the Department of Defense from 1980 to 1990. While on leave from Université Laval, she spent two years (2001–2002) at Intel Corporation creating and managing a group researching new wireless technologies. She is currently a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Université Laval, Québec City, QC, Canada, performing research on wireless and optical communications. She has published more than 110 journal articles in international journals (90% IEEE/IEE) with wide readership, and contributed to more than 150 conferences. Her articles have been cited more than 3900 times per Google Scholar. Her research interests include digital signal processing for coherent detection in optical communications, spatial multiplexing using orbital angular momentum modes in fiber, radio over fiber and OFDM for passive optical networks; and in wireless communications, optimization of the optical/wireless interface in emerging cloud-based computing networks, optical pulse shaping for high-bit rate ultrawideband (UWB) systems, and implantable medical sensors with high-bit rate UWB telemetry. Dr. Rusch received the IEEE Canada J. M. Ham Award for Graduate Supervision.

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Flexible Sixteen Antenna Array for Microwave Breast Cancer Detection
H. Bahramiabarghouei, E. Porter, A. Santorelli, B. Gosselin, M. Popović, and L. A. Rusch, Laval University & McGill University, Volume 62, Issue 10, Page 2516-2525 Radar based microwave imaging (MWI) has been widely studied for breast cancer detection. The dielectric property differences... Read more