Teaching Assistant at MIT AeroAstro:
16.36 - Communication Systems & Networks

As a Teaching Assistant, I had the opportunity to give lectures to undergraduate and graduate students and to create an entire Software Defined Radio laboratory from the ground up with my adviser. We purchased equipment, assembled the laboratory and designed experiments for the students. Some pictures of the Multiple Access lab experiment are here: pic 1, pic 2 and pic 3.

In 2018, I was awarded the AeroAstro Graduate Teaching Assistantship Award for my work as a TA.


Radio Lab TA during Spring 2019, Spring 2018 and Spring 2017: we prepared five experiments for the students:

  • Lab 1: Introduction to LabVIEW and to the SDR (slides)
  • Lab 2: Simple PAM-2 transmitter and receiver design
  • Lab 3: Complete QAM-M system and BER analysis
  • Lab 4: Effects of the wireless channel and countermeasures
  • Lab 5: Introduction to Multiple Access techniques (slides)
The feedback from the students was very positive. Our plan is to continue improving the laboratory.

Class TA during Spring 2016: Lectured two classes on the Data Link layer. Offered three exam review sessions for the students. Created a new MATLAB project in which students were able to simulate the communication system illustrated in the figure below. Assisted in the design of Quizzes and Problem Sets. Student feedback for the TA at the end of the term was 6.9 out of 7.0. project

Kaufman Teaching Certificate Program

The KTCP is designed for graduate students and postdocs who wish to develop skills to support their teaching or are preparing for future faculty careers. This program is offered by the Teaching & Learning Lab at MIT. Some of the covered topics are:

  • Designing a Course and Constructing a Syllabus
  • Planning and Facilitating a Class Session
  • Students as Learners, You as Teacher
  • Interactive Teaching & Active Learning
  • Constructing Effective Assignments, Problem Sets & Exam Questions
  • Teaching Inclusively

Math Teacher - Volunteer Work in Brazil

For one and a half years I volunteered for the local government in Brazil teaching Math to a (very) talented class of middle school students.

Igor Kadota



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