Thailand (Fulbright S&T grantee 2010)
Thailand’s Anwida Prompijit is pursuing her Ph.D. at the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her research focuses on creating a mathematical model to optimize the frequency utilization of wireless communication systems.
Prior to her selection as an International Fulbright Science & Technology Fellow, Anwida received a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with a major in Telecommunications from Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology at Thammasat University in Thailand. She was selected to be the Thai representative to receive the Keio scholarship to pursue her Master’s degree study at Keio University in Japan. At Keio, she received a Master of Science in Engineering and completed a graduate thesis on a cognitive radio system with carrier sense assisted by a cellular system. She returned to Thailand to work at Thammasat University on a project of creating an optimization model for power generation system in Thailand; the project is funded by the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT). Working on this project, she found her passion in mathematical modeling for system optimization. She has also taught courses in electrical engineering at the university.