Prof. Al Bovik of Texas ECE and his former students Anish Mittal and Rajiv Soundararajan have received the 2017 Signal Processing Letters Best Paper Award for their paper " “Making a “Completely Blind” Image Quality Analyzer” first published in IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Volume 20, No. 3, March 2013. Prof. Bovik and his students will receive the award at the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing in Calgary in April 2018.
Dr. Ahmed Tewfik, chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named the recipient of the 2017 IEEE Signal Processing Society technical Achievement Award.
WNCG Prof. Robert W. Heath, Jr. recently received the 2017 IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications for his work entitled “Spatially Sparse Precoding in Millimeter Wave MIMO Systems,” published in the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications in March 2014.
WNCG Alumni Ahmed Alkhateeb and Omar El-Ayach recently received the IEEE Signal Processing Society Young Author Best Paper Award for 2016. Their paper, “Channel Estimation and Hybrid Precoding for Millimeter Wave Cellular Systems,” originally appeared in the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing in October 2014. Their co-authors on the project include their former advisor, Prof. Robert Heath, and Professor Geert Leus of Delft University of Technology. Dr. Alkhateeb is now a Wireless Communications Researcher at Facebook and Dr.
WNCG Student Ahmed Kord recently received an IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Doctoral Research Grant for his work entitled “New Frontiers in Electromagnetic Metamaterials Using Active Circuits.”
Texas ECE alumnus Dimitris S. Papailiopoulos has received a 2015 Signal Processing Society Young Author Best Paper Award for a paper co-authored with Texas ECE Associate Professor Alex Dimakis entitled "Interference Alignment as a Rank Constrained Rank Minimization." The award was presented at the Society’s awards ceremony at the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) in Shanghai, China.
Prof. Robert Heath has been elected to server on the IEEE Signal Processing Society Board of Governors. The IEEE's first society, the Signal Processing Society is the world’s premier professional society for signal processing scientist and professionals since 1948.
The 13th ACM-IEEE International Conference on Formal Methods and Models for System Design was held this year on the UT Austin campus September 21-23. The conference was held in conjunction with co-located FMCAD, SAT, DIFTS and ACL2 conferences.
WNCG student Jason Soric received Honorable Mention in the Student Paper Competition at the IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting. The symposium, which was held in Vancouver, Canada this summer, provides an international forum for the exchange of information on state-of-the-art research in antennas, propagation, electromagnetic engineering and radio science.
Francesco Monticone, doctoral student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering has received the Graduate Student Fellowship established by the IEEE Photonics Society for the academic year 2015-2016.