WNCG Prof. Todd Humphreys and his group of researchers in the Radionavigation Laboratory made headlines in recent months with their major breakthroughs in centimeter-accurate positioning. A few of the students have already created a startup spin-off to push these breakthroughs in precise positioning to the mass market.
IRVINE, Calif. – June 5, 2015 – The University of Texas at Austin graduate student Yingzhe Li presented innovative engineering research at the fourth annual Broadcom Foundation University Research Competition sponsored by Broadcom Foundation, a non-profit funded by Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM). Li’s project is titled “A Stochastic Geometry Approach to the Coexistence of LTE and Wi-Fi in Unlicensed Spectrum.”
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.”
As communication systems embrace ever wider bandwidths and the FCC seeks to codify next-generation standards, Analog-to-Digital-Converters (ADCs) struggle to meet rate, resolution and power requirements for these systems. The massive antenna arrays under consideration for next-generation wireless, which include tens or even hundreds of receiver channels, only exacerbate the problem.
WNCG Postdoctoral Researcher, Pedro Santacruz, recently accepted a position as an Assistant Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at San Jose State University.
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.
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
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.
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.