WNCG students

Student Jason Soric Finalist in Student Paper Competition

WNCG student Jason Soric was a top 14 finalist in the Student Paper Competition at the IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting held in Memphis, TN in July 2014.

The IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) and the U.S. Committee of the International Union of Radio Science (USNC-URSI) cosponsor the symposium. The joint meeting provides an international forum for the exchange of information on state-of-the-art research in antennas, propagation, electromagnetics and radio science.

Student Sarabjot Singh Places Top 12 in Worldwide Broadcom Competition

WNCG student Sarabjot Singh placed among the top 12 worldwide finalists in the Broadcom Foundation’s annual University Research Competition. The competition rewards innovative graduate students undertaking research at top engineering universities around the world. The 12 finalists presented their work to more than 500 Broadcom Corporation engineers who serve as judges during Broadcom’s Annual Technical Conference. Singh was nominated for the award by his advisor, Prof. Jeffrey Andrews.

Distributed Space-Time Interference Alignment

Channel state information at the transmitter (CSIT) plays an important role in interference management in wireless systems. Interference networks with global and instantaneous CSIT provide a great improvement of performance. In practice, however, obtaining global and instantaneous CSIT for transmitter cooperation is especially challenging, when the transmitters are distributed and the mobility of wireless nodes increases. In an extreme case where the channel coherence time is shorter than the CSI feedback delay, it is infeasible to acquire instantaneous CSIT in wireless systems.

Student Spotlights

It's no secret that WNCG produces stellar industry and academic professionals. Here's where WNCG students and alumni are headed this summer for internships and employment:


Derya Malak - Huawei Plano, TX

Dongwook Lee - IBM, Austin, TX

Ethan Elenberg - MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA

Furkan Isikdogan - BMIL/NTI, Austin, TX

Lessons Learned: Alum Zak Kassas Shares Success and Advice on Landing a Faculty Position

When around 70 percent of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) faculty nowadays come from the top four schools, the process of securing a faculty position, particularly as a new graduate, can be grueling.

WNCG Ph.D. graduate Zak Kassas recently accepted an offer as a tenure-track Assistant Professor at The University of California, Riverside (UCR), making him the first UT Austin graduate to join UCR’s faculty. Prof. Kassas shared with WNCG the lessons he learned through the faculty search process.

Student Nicholas Estep wins Best Paper Award

WNCG student Nicholas Estep won Best Student Paper Award from the 2014 Texas Symposium on Wireless and Microwave Circuits and Systems in Waco, Texas. Estep received the award for his paper “Angular Momentum Biasing for Non-Reciprocal Radio-Frequency Components. 

WNCG Alumnus Joins Virginia Tech Faculty

WNCG doctoral alumnus and winner of the 2013 WNCG Student Leadership award, Dr. Harpreet S. Dhillon, recently accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. Dr. Dhillon received his Master of Science degree from Virginia Tech and now returns to one of his alma maters as a tenure-track faculty member.


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