WNCG Alumni

Rajiv Khanna Receives Best Paper Award at NeurIPS 2020

WNCG alumnus Rajiv Khanna and his colleagues Michal Derezinski and Michael W. Mahoney received the Best Paper Award at NeurIPS 2020. Their winning paper, “Improved Guarantees and a Multiple-Descent Curve for Column Subset Selection and the Nyström Method,” was presented in the conference’s Learning Theory track. The paper was one of three to receive the distinction for 2020.

Harpreet Dhillon Receives RCC Early Achievement Award

WNCG alumnus Harpreet S. Dhillon has received the 2020 IEEE ComSoc Radio Communications Committee (RCC) Early Achievement Award for contributions to radio communications.

According to IEEE, the award “recognizes members of the IEEE Communications Society who have achieved early career visibility in the field through research and service to the RCC.” Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. within 10 years of their nomination. The award is conferred once a year at the International Conference on Communication.

Al Bovik and Sriram Vishwanath win EURASIP Best Paper Awards

The European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP) has announced the winners of the 2020 Best Paper Awards. Two of the four winning papers were written by WNCG faculty members with their students and postdoctoral fellows. 

EURASIP-sponsored journals each give their own award—either annually or biennially, depending on the number of papers published per year. A sub-committee for each journal evaluates the papers according to relevance, quality, style, and originality in order to select a winner.

Work from Radionavigation Lab Featured in InsideGNSS

Research done by WNCG alum Matthew Murrian was featured on the cover of the InsideGNSS January/February 2020 volume. Murrian, the lead author on the paper, conducted the work along with Lakshay Narula and Radionavigation Lab director Prof. Todd Humphreys.

WNCG Alumnus Named to Forbes 30 Under 30

WNCG alumnus Ahmed Kord has been named to the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 List in Science. Kord received the designation for the work he completed as a Graduate Research Assistant developing a new class of magnet-less circulators, which are smaller and enable more applications. Circulators are crucial for devices to transmit and receive data at the same time. Kord was the recipient of the 2018 IEEE MTTS Fellowship for this research.

WNCG Alumna Derya Malak Accepts Faculty Position

Dr. Derya Malak will begin the 2019-2020 school year as an Assistant Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York. The tenure-track position at the private research university is within the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering.

Malak received her Ph.D. from Texas ECE in 2017 and was a member of WNCG under her advisor Prof. Jeff Andrews.


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