WNCG Alum Chan-Byoung Chae Wins IEEE INFOCOM Best Demo

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May 15, 2015

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.”

According to Prof. Chae, molecular communication is a biologically inspired form of communication that uses chemical signals to transfer information. This new communication paradigm is especially useful for large-scale monitoring of infrastructure in smart-cities. On a smaller scale, the new paradigm can benefit healthcare by monitoring a body’s nanonetworks and targeting medication delivery on a micro-scale.

“The goal of the demo system is to show how molecular communication can serve as an alternative to radio communication in challenging environments,” Dr. Chae states.

To improve the low transmission rate of molecular communication, the research team implemented new signal detection algorithms and presented the world’s first molecular multiple-input multiple-output communication link to deliver two data streams in a single spatial domain.

To find out more about the demo and watch the video, click HERE.

Dr. Chae is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Integrated Technology at Yonsei University in Korea and is now a Founding Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological and Multi-Scale Communications. At WNCG, he was advised by Prof. Robert Heath.