Ph.D. Student in Electrical Engineering at NEWS@VT, part of Wireless@VT
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA
Christina Chaccour is a Ph.D. student at the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech, under the supervision of Professor Walid Saad. She received her B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Notre Dame University- Louaize (NDU), Lebanon with Highest Distinction (Suma Cum Laude). She had an internship at Cadence Design Systems, Munich GmBh, where she wrote a tutorial about front-end IC design in 2016. She is the co-founder of the startup Internet of Trees (IOTree), IOTree has won many local and international awards.
Her research interests include Wireless Cellular Networks, The Internet of Things, and Machine Learning.
Awards and Distinctions
- Best Paper Award at The 10th IFIP International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security (NTMS) on her paper: "On the Reliability of Wireless Virtual Reality at Terahertz (THz) Frequencies" in the Mobility & Wireless Networks Track, Canary Islands, June 2019
- Finalist Team (IOTree) in the Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) at University of California Berkeley (U.C. Berkeley), April 2019
- The Alfa and Ericsson IoT Award, for the project Gaia (a Smart Irrigation System), May 2018 (See story here)
- Second Prize Award in the Lebanese Industrial Research Association (LIRA) 14th Forum for the startup project IO Tree, December 2018 (See story here)
- LIRA Fund Award for the startup IO Tree, May 2018
- First Prize Award in Agrytech Hackathon, for the Startup IO Tree (Internet of Trees), April 2018 (See story here)
- First Prize Award in Startup Weekend Mount Lebanon by Google for Entrepreneurs, February 2018
- Second Prize Award in the LIRA 13th Forum of Technology & Industrial Innovation- Mechatronics Section, for the Project AgroRobot, December 2017 (See story here)
- Academic Excellence Scholarship, Notre Dame University- Louaize, 2013-2018.