Fadel Adib has been named a recipient of the 2014 Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship. This two-year fellowship is awarded to outstanding PhD students in the US and Canada.
Fadel has been designing and developing wireless technologies that can see through walls, track human motion, and monitor human’s vital signs by relying purely on wireless signal reflections. The aim of his research is to explore how wireless (RF) signals can improve our visual perception, enable new modalities in gesture control, and allow large scale and non-invasive health monitoring.
Recently his research on X-ray vision, under the supervision of Professor Dina Katabi, was chosen as one of the “50 ways MIT has transformed Computer Science” over the past 50 years (https://www.csail.mit.edu/node/2223). Fadel has also received the William Martin Award for the best Computer Science master’s thesis from MIT and the Jacob’s Presidential Fellowship from MIT. Before joining MIT, Fadel received a Bachelor’s in Computer and Communications Engineering and minor in Mathematics from the American University of Beirut, where he held the highest GPA in the digitally recorded history of the university.
Fadel would like to thank his advisor, Professor Dina Katabi, for her tremendous support, and his friends at the NETMIT group for their support throughout different stages of his research and their wonderful company.