Upcoming Events

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.

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

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

10 Apr 2014

Inter-cell interference coordination (ICIC) and intra-cell diversity (ICD) play important roles in improving cellular downlink coverage. ICIC ensures that users in nearby cells are assigned with orthogonal resource blocks (RBs). ICD transmit the same information to the users using multiple RBs and allow the user to combine different versions of the packet. While the idea behind ICIC and ICD are quite different, they share the important property of improving the user experience by assigning additional resources and thus are comparable.

02 Apr 2014

CMOS technology scaling has fueled tremendous progress in electronics and has brought about system-on-chip (SoC) products with a broad impact on our society and economy. Technology scaling is very beneficial to increase the performance and density for digital signal processing, computation and memory. Analog and radio-frequency (RF) circuits remain the critical interfaces to connect the digital cores of SoCs to the physical world and need to satisfy increasing performance demands.