On November 6 and 7, WNCG hosted the Texas Wireless Summit (TWS). TWS is the group’s annual conference. TWS brings together leading figures in industry, academia, and government to discuss the latest developments in information systems technology. The theme for this year, “What Started Here Has Changed the Wireless World,” was a celebration of the 15 years since the creation of WNCG, founded by Professor Ted Rappaport.
Former WNCG Postdoctoral Researcher, Dr. Yakir Hadad, recently joined the faculty in the School of Electrical Engineering and the Department of Physical Electronics at Tel-Aviv University in Israel. His role as a tenure track Senior Lecturer is the equivalent of a tenure track Assistant Professor in the United States’ academic system.
Former WNCG Postdoctoral Researcher Juan Sebastián Gómez-Díaz recently accepted a position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California Davis. At UC Davis, Prof. Gómez-Díaz will also head the Applied Micro-Nano Electromagnetics Research Laboratory.
Prof. Gómez-Díaz received his master and PhD degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Universidad Polytéchnica de Cartagena. As a Postdoctoral Fellow at WNCG, he was advised by Prof. Andrea Alú.
WNCG alumni, Prof. Chan-Byoung Chae, along with his students and colleagues from Canada, recently received the IEEE INFOCOM 2015 Best Demo Award. They received the award for their project entitled “Molecular MIMO Communication Link.”
Alumna Suju Rajan won Best Paper Award at RecSys 2014 for her paper entitled “Beyond Clicks: Dwell Time for Personalization.”
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