|Electrical engineering professor Sujit Dey|
Dey leads the Mobile Systems Design Lab in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. He is faculty director of the von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center. The team in his lab is currently doing R&D in a field that could be the focus of future commercialization efforts: cloud-based mobile gaming.
Dey is also a longtime participant in the UC San Diego Division of Calit2, now known as the Qualcomm Institute.
The IEEE Fellow honor recognizes unusual distinction in the profession. Dey was a co-PI (with PI Ramesh Rao) on the Ericsson- and UC Discovery Grant-funded Adaptive Systems project launched in 2002, prior to founding Ortiva Wireless in 2004. Ortiva was subsequently acquired by Israel-based Allot Communications in early 2012.
Dey was awarded a proof-of-concept grant from the von Liebig Center in 2004 to create a prototype that became the core technology to launch Ortiva Wireless, which enables proactive management of mobile video and rich media content delivery. Dey said the von Liebig Center helped him get the funding he needed to hire students, develop an advanced prototype that could be presented to potential customers and investors, and to offer valuable advice in the business development and technology transfer process.