Digesting Big Data

With Big Data playing a role in the lives of companies and individuals across the globe, and data being collected on everything from apps to electronic health records to parking meters, society debates how best to use this mass of information.

“The stormy sea of Big Data can lead to data indigestion,” WNCG Associate Director Prof. Constantine Caramanis states. “We are interested in the application of data for engineering problems, from petroleum to health to recommendation engines.”

Alum Sanmi Koyejo Accepts Faculty Position

WNCG Alumnus Sanmi Koyejo recently accepted a faculty position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He will join UIUC as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science where his research will focus on Machine Learning.

“I look forward to the opportunity to mentor students and pioneer impactful interdisciplinary research,” Prof. Koyejo states.

According to Prof. Koyejo, his time at WNCG was invaluable for securing a faculty position at a prestigious university like UIUC.

Student Spotlights 2015

It's no secret that WNCG produces stellar industry and academic professionals. Here's where WNCG students and alumni are headed this summer for internships and employment:

Ahmed Alkhateeb - Samsung, Richardson, TX

Andrew Kerns - Radiosense, Austin, TX

Deepjyoti Deka - Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, NM

Deepti Ghadiyaram - Microsoft Research, Seattle, WA

Derya Malak - Huawei, Plano, TX

Simons Conference 2015 Brings Together Alumni, Industry and Academia

Hosted by the Department of Mathematics and the Wireless Networking and Communications Group (WNCG) at the University of Texas at Austin, the Simons Conference on Networks and Stochastic Geometry is an annual event that brings together a diverse set of world-class researchers from various scientific communities to foster interdisciplinary engagement. The multi-day conference focuses on the intersection of mathematics and applications to drive the future of wireless, transportation, social and distribution networks. Simons Conference 2015 was chaired by WNCG Profs.

Postdoc Joe Neeman Joins UT Austin Faculty

WNCG Postdoctoral Researcher, Joe Neeman, recently accepted a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin.

Prior to holding a joint postdoctoral position in UT Austin’s Departments of Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dr. Neeman completed his bachelor’s degree at the Australian National University and his PhD at UC Berkeley’s Department of Statistics.

At UT, Neeman’s research will focus on problems in probability. 

FCC Chairman Meets Technology Thought-Leaders in Austin


This April, WNCG Prof. Jeffrey Andrews and other experts met with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to discuss spectrum innovation. The discussion between Wheeler and Andrews explored how current research can inform FCC and U.S. spectrum policies and research investments for a still-undefined 5G cellular standard.

WNCG Student Abhishek Gupta Publishes Book on MATLAB

WNCG Student Abhishek Gupta recently published his second book on MATLAB, entitled “Numerical Methods Using MATLAB.” Published by Springer Apress, the book provides a practical reference to assist anyone working with numerical methods that use MATLAB.

“Numerical methods have wide applicability across many scientific, mathematical and engineering disciplines and are often employed in situations where finding an exact answer through analytical methods is impractical,” Gupta states.


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