Gregory L. Charvat is author of Small and Short-Range Radar Systems, Co-Founder of Butterfly Network Inc., and advisor to the Camera Culture Group at MIT Media Lab.  Greg grew up in the metro Detroit area, where, at a young age he would take apart old television sets and radios.  Greg eventually started making amateur radio equipment in high school, a radio telescope, and learned to develop radar systems in college.  He earned a PhD in electrical engineering in 2007, MSEE in 2003, and BSEE in 2002 from Michigan State University.  He was a technical staff member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory from September 2007 to November 2011 where he won best paper at the 2010 MSS Tri-Services Radar Symposium for his work on through wall radar.  Greg has taught short radar courses at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where his ‘Build a Small Radar Sensor...’ course was the top-ranked MIT Professional Ed. course in 2011.

Dr. Charvat authored or co-authored numerous journals, proceedings, magazine articles, and seminars on topics including; applied electromagnetics, synthetic aperture radar (SAR), and phased array radar systems, RF and analog design, and project based learning.   He has developed numerous rail SAR imaging sensors, phased array radar systems, impulse radar systems, and holds a number of patents.  For fun Greg develops vacuum tube audio equipment, restores antique radios, watches, clocks, designed his own amateur radio station from scratch, likes to go Lindy-hop dancing, and sails on the Long Island Sound.

Greg is a Senior Member of the IEEE.  He served on both the 2010 and 2013 IEEE Symposium on Phased Array Systems and Technology steering committees, on the steering committee for the CMU 2012 Next Generation Medical Imaging Workshop, served as chair of the IEEE AP-S Boston Chapter from 2010-2011, and IEEE Boston Section Member at Large in 2012.

Press on his work can be found on the front page of mit.edu news, in Slashdot, Popular Science blog, MIT CSAIL news, ABC news, CNN blog, Financial Times, Popular Mechanics Blog, PC Magazine, Fox News Boston, BBC News, Wired UK, Discovery News, R & D Magazine, MSNBC online, MIT Alumni News, The State News, Wall Street Journal, Make Magazine blog, IEEE Spectrum Magazine, QST Magazine, and others.
Education
PhD 2007, MSEE 2003, BSEE 2002 Michigan State University
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Radar Systems, Sensor Systems, Synthetic Aperture Radar, Phased Array Radar, Applied Electromagnetics, Analog and RF Design, Project Based Learning, Through Wall Imaging, Rapid Prototyping
Personal Interests
For fun Greg develops vacuum tube audio equipment, restores antique radios, watches, clocks, designed his own amateur radio station from scratch, likes to go Lindy-hop dancing, and sails on the Long Island Sound.
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