Profs. Bovik, Heath and students Receive IEEE Signal Processing Society Paper Awards

Texas ECE professors Alan C. Bovik and Robert Heath, along with their former students, have received two IEEE Signal Processing Society Paper Awards. This is the second time in four years that Texas ECE garners at least two awards, including a major award, at the IEEE SPS ICASSP conference. Established in 1948, the IEEE Signal Processing Society is the world’s foremost society for signal processing scientists and professionals.

Performance Analysis of Millimeter Wave Ad Hoc Networks

Ad hoc networks provide a flexible, infrastructure-free means to communicate between soldiers in war zones, aid workers in disaster areas, or consumers in device-to-device (D2D) applications. Ad hoc networks, however, are still plagued by interference caused by uncoordinated transmissions which leads to poor scaling due to distributed coordination. Communication with millimeter-wave (mmWave) devices offers hope to 
ad hoc networks through higher bandwidth, reduced interference due to directional antennas, and weaker interference power due to building blockage. 
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