Senior Lecturer

The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus Trinidad and Tobago, W.I.

Telephone: 868-662-2002 ext 83920
Room No: 343


Richelle Adams received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1998 and the M.Sc. degree in Communication Systems in 2001 from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago. Her beginnings in the profession were in wireless communications systems, and she continues to keep abreast with contemporary technologies through the pursuit of a number of industry-recognized certifications. For example, she holds the IEEE Wireless Communication Engineering Technologies Certification, the WiMAX Forum RF and Core Network Engineer Certifications, the 4G Technologies and Network Designer Certification by CelPlan Technologies, and the Integrated Diploma in LTE and Advanced Communications by Informa Telecom.


In 2007, she received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA. Her Ph.D. thesis was entitled, “Infinitesimal Perturbation Analysis for Active Queue Management”. In 2011, she was a Visiting Fulbright Scholar at the Institute for Crisis, Disaster and Risk Management, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. , USA. There she investigated the role of telecommunications in disaster management – the US perspective. Also, in 2013, she participated in Disaster Communications training offered by the United States Telecommunications Training Institute (USTTI).


Currently, she is a Lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of the West Indies. Together with students (undergraduate and postgraduate) and colleagues, she conducts research on the efficacy of the communications function in disaster management (preparation, response, mitigation) and investigates approaches to improve such in different contexts.


Her other main research interests include infinitesimal perturbation analysis for active queue management in communication networks and simulation of queuing systems.


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  • BSc, MSc (UWI/Lucent), PhD (Georgia Tech)
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