Renny E. Badra


School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research focus includes wire communications and digital signal processing

Telephone: 706-542-8716


Driftmier Engineering Center
597 D. W. Brooks Drive
Athens, Georgia 30602
United States

Renny Badra has more than 30 years of experience in education, research, industrial training and academic management. He has served as a lecturer at all university levels (undergraduate, graduate, extension) in a variety of electrical engineering subjects centered around signals, systems, and communications. Badra has also served as an international training consultant in the area of wireless cellular communications. He is the author of 30 peer-reviewed research papers in the areas of wireless communications, digital signal processing and education in engineering.


Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 2000
M.Sc., Electronic Engineering, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela, 1991
B.Sc., Electronic Engineering, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela, 1986

Research Focus

  • Wireless communications
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Engineering education

Top Research Papers

Badra, R. E., Figueras, G. E.; Optimal LTE Femtocell Indoor Deployment under External Intra-System Interference. In 2018 IEEE Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Signal and Power Integrity (IEEE EMC 2018), Long Beach, CA, USA, August 2018. 

Badra, R.E; Compared RF performance of 1.4 MHz-LTE and EVDO rev. A in rural environments at 450 MHz. 2013 IEEE 78th Vehicular Technology Conference, September 2013, Las Vegas, USA. Available at 

Abdulla, H., Badra, R.E.; Head exposure to cellular telephones: A system-level study. 2010 IEEE Latin-American Conference on Communications (LATINCOM). September 2010, Bogotá, Colombia. Available at 

Lucani, D., Badra, R.E.; Bianchi, C. Increasing VoIP Capacity on WiFi Networks through the Use of the FAIR Algorithm for MAC. IEEE 62nd Vehicular Technology Conference, Fall, 2007 (VTC-2007 Fall). September 2007, Baltimore, MD, USA. Available at 

Badra, R.E.; Daneshrad, B. Asymmetric physical layer design for high-speed wireless digital communications. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol.17, (no.10), IEEE, Oct. 1999. p.1712-24. Available at 

Gonzalez, G., Badra, R.E., Medina, R. and Regidor, J. Period Estimation Using Minimum Entropy Deconvolution (MED). European Association for Signal Processing EURASIP: Signal Processing Magazine.  Vol. 41, No. 1. Laussanne, Switzerland, January 1995. 

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