Upcoming Events

Oct 31
11:00 AM
UTA 7.532
Nov 14
7:30 AM
Blanton Museum of Art Edgar Smith Building, 201 E. 24th St, Austin, TX 78712

The 12th annual Texas Wireless Summit continues the tradition of providing a forum for industry leaders and academics to discuss emerging technologies and business models that will shape the industry over the upcoming two to three years. Co-hosted by the Austin Technology Incubator and The University of Texas at Austin’s Wireless Networking and Communications Group (WNCG), the Summit has direct access to cutting edge research and innovations from industry leaders, investors, academics, and startups.

Nov 21
11:00 AM
UTA 7.532
Dec 05
11:00 AM
UTA 7.532
Mon to Fri
Dec 08 to 12
HIlton Austin, 500 East 4th Street, Austin, TX 78701

IEEE GLOBECOM is one of two flagship conferences of the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc), together with the IEEE ICC. Each year the conference hosts over 1,000 peer-reviewed technical papers and a cutting-edge industry program. The conference meets in North America and attracts roughly 2,000 leading scientists, researchers and industry practitioners from around the world. This year, Dr. Robert Heath and Dr.

Recent Events

26 Sep 2014

A basic problem in the design of privacy-preserving algorithms is the private maximization problem: the goal is to pick an item from a universe that (approximately) maximizes a data-dependent function, all under the constraint of differential privacy. This problem is central to many privacy-preserving algorithms for statistics and machine learning.

12 Sep 2014

Millimeter wave communication is coming to a wireless network near you. Because of the small antenna size and the need for array gain, array processing is important in millimeter wave communication systems.  This presentation provides an overview of millimeter wave communication systems. Particular attention is paid to the ways that MIMO communication has played a role in the past and how it may play a role in the future.

16 Jun 2014

This year, Professor Alexandros Dimakis with the WNCG will give the Plenary Talk at the Université de Bordeaux's Algebra, Codes and Networks Conference. For more information, visit the ACN 2014 website.

16 May 2014
Many websites rely on user-generated content to provide value to consumers. These websites often incentivize participation by awarding users badges based on their contributions. In this paper, we consider the design of badgemechanisms that maximize total contributions. Users exert costly effort to make contributions and, in return, are awarded with badges. Abadge is only valued to the extent that it signals social status and thus badge valuations are determined endogenously by the number of users who earn eachbadge. 
17 Apr 2014

Revenue approximation results for auctions have been limited to settings in which analytically solving for equilibrium is feasible: in particular, truthful auctions or symmetric settings of non-truthful auctions. We use a price of anarchy style approach similar to the smooth mechanisms framework of Syrkganis and Tardos [2013] to derive revenue approximation bounds in Bayes-Nash equilibrium without needing