WNCG Professors, Students and Postdoctoral Researchers Sweep GLOBECOM 2015 Paper Awards

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December 16, 2015

IEEE GLOBECOM is one of two flagship conferences of the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc), together with IEEE ICC. Each year the conference attracts about 3,000 submitted scientific papers and dozens of proposals for industry events. A technical program committee of more than 1,500 experts provides more than 10,000 reviews, and from this a small fraction of the submitted papers are accepted for publication and presentation at the conference. The conference meets once a year in North America and attracts roughly 2,000 leading scientists, researchers and industry practitioners from all around the world. The five-day event is dedicated to tutorials, workshops and technical symposia.  In addition to the technical program, IEEE GLOBECOM 2015 features an industry forum and exhibition (IF&E) program, including industry-focused workshops, tutorials, keynote talks from industrial leaders, panel discussions, a large exposition, and business and industrial forums. This year's event was held in San Diego, California.

Profs. François Baccelli and Robert Heath, with their former postdoctoral researcher, Xinchen Zhang, won the Best Paper Award in the Communication Theory Symposium for their work entitled "An Indoor Correlated Shadowing Model." Their paper was selected from 166 submissions and was selected from a pool of 59 papers presented at the symposium. Dr. Zhang, who was also supervised by Prof. Jeff Andrews, now works as a Senior Systems Engineer with Qualcomm Research in San Diego. 

Profs. Baccelli and Andrews, with WNCG student Yingzhe Li and two Samsung collaborators who are members of the WNCG Affiliate Board, won the Best Paper Award in the IEEE Workshop on Heterogeneous and Small Cell Networks for their work entitled, "Modeling and Analyzing the Coexistence of Licensed-Assisted Access LTE and Wifi." Yingzhe Li is currently co-advised by Prof. Andrews and Prof. Baccelli.