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WNCG Alum Derya Malak Wins Best Paper Award

Sept. 30, 2022
Professor Derya Malak has won the Best Paper Award at the 20th International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad hoc, and Wireless Networks (WiOpt 2022). Malak, who is currently an assistant professor in the Communication Systems Department at EURECOM, was recognized for her solo-authored paper, “Throughput and Energy Tradeoffs for Retransmission-based Random Access Protocols.” The paper extends work on the fundamentals of massive Internet of Things uplink communications that Malak conducted during her Ph.D. and in collaboration with Howard Huang of Nokia Bell Labs.
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Zhiwen Fan Team Wins Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship

Sept. 8, 2022
WNCG student Zhiwen Fan and his teammate Rishov Sarkar (Georgia Tech) were among the winners of this year's Qualcomm Innovation Fellowships for North America. The pair's winning project studied "Real-Time Visual Processing for Autonomous Driving via Video Transformer with Data-Model-Accelerator Tri-Design."
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Nanshu Lu Promoted to Professor

Sept. 1, 2022
WNCG faculty member Nanshu Lu is now a full professor in the Dept. of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. Lu has been with The University of Texas since 2011; she also holds appointments in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. She joined WNCG in 2018 and soon after served as a faculty co-organizer of the 2019 Texas Wireless Summit, "Connectivity and Sensing at the Human-Machine Frontier."
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Q&A with WNCG Director Todd Humphreys

Sept. 1, 2022
Professor Todd Humphreys took the helm as director of the Wireless Networking and Communications Group last fall. Now that the group has launched into another school year, we sat down with Prof. Humphreys as he reflected on the past year as well as what's to come: Q: How has your first year as director been? What are some of the things you're most excited about?
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Atlas Wang Receives INNS 2021 Aharon Katzir Young Investigator Award

Aug. 25, 2022
WNCG professor Atlas Wang has received the 2021 International Neural Network Society (INNS) Aharon Katzir Young Investigator Award. The Aharon Katzir Young Investigator Award is conferred on up to two exceptionally promising young investigators in the field of neural networks.
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Brian Evans Receives Prestigious Civitatis Award

Aug. 22, 2022
ECE students might have chatted with Prof. Brian Evans during his Friday coffee/advising hours, or in the new first-year graduate student mentoring program he coordinates, or in a student organization he advises. In weekly coffee hours, now running for 19 years, Prof. Evans has been providing a comfortable space for undergraduate and graduate students to talk about what’s on their mind and help each other. But his involvement extends further beyond the ECE department to the university community as a whole. And “whole” is what he strives to make our community.
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Hailey Nichols Wins Aviation Week 20 Twenties Award

Aug. 22, 2022
The Aviation Week Network recently announced the winners of this year’s 20 Twenties Award. WNCG student Hailey Nichols was among the students chosen for the class of 2022.
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New WNCG Affiliate Viavi Solutions Drives Academic and Industry Research

Aug. 16, 2022
WNCG affiliate company Viavi Solutions today announced its new 6G Forward program, designed to "provide vital expertise, technology, and funding to promising avenues of research, which may lead to breakthroughs for the next generation of wireless technology." VIAVI joined WNCG's Industrial Affiliate Program this summer, supporting the newly-launched 6G@UT center.
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WNCG Student Spotlights 2022

May 26, 2022
It's no secret that WNCG produces stellar industry and academic professionals. This summer, WNCG members are staying busy! Here’s where some of our students and new graduates are headed for internships, academic positions, and full-time employment.  - recent graduate  - WNCG industrial affiliate company Full-Time Positions  Marius Arvinte -  Intel Labs    Meixu Chen - Meta Platforms    Saadallah Kassir -  Qualcomm    Monica Ribero - Google Research     Part-Time Positions
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Tianlong Chen Awarded Adobe Research Fellowship

May 18, 2022
Texas ECE PhD student Tianlong Chen has been awarded a 2022 Adobe Research Fellowship. Adobe created the Research Fellowship program to recognize outstanding graduate students anywhere in the world carrying out exceptional research in areas of computer science important to Adobe. Chen is one of only 10 Fellows for 2022. Chen received his BS from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2017 and joined Texas ECE in Fall 2018. He is supervised in Texas ECE by Prof. Atlas Wang.