Computer Science Alumnus Named Bell Labs Fellow

 Mohammad R. Khawer accepts his Bell Labs fellowship

January 24, 2018

Mohammad R. Khawer G ’95, Ph.D. ’15, the head of technology innovation at Nokia, has earned the prestigious designation of Bell Labs Fellow for “excellence in applied research and technology incubation in shared and unlicensed spectrum, radio platform architecture and product development impact, and relentless energy and drive.” Khawer holds a master’s in computer and information science, as well as a computer and information science engineering from Syracuse University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science.

The Bell Labs Fellows Award recognizes and honors Nokia employees who have made outstanding, sustained research and development contributions to both the company and their respective scientific and engineering fields. It is the highest honor bestowed on members of the technical community. The 2017 award recognizes 7 new recipients who will join 301 past Bell Labs Fellows who have received the honor since it was first created in 1982.

Bell Labs Fellows are chosen by a rigorous selection process. Fellows candidates are sponsored by a Nokia executive following a history of both technical excellence and sustained critical contributions they have made to the company and the industry as a whole.

Khawer said, “None of this would have been possible without the selfless contribution, guidance, and knowledge-sharing of the great SU faculty. They were the catalyst that drove my love and passion for applied research.”

For the complete announcement, visit the Nokia Bell Labs website.