CAR-STOP Project Improves Transportation Communication, Safety

Over 80 percent of annual car crashes could be prevented by vehicular  communications, a recent NHTSA report demonstrates. To improve vehicular communications and substantially improve safety benefits for all, TxDOT funded the Communications and Radar-Supported Transportation Operations and Planning (CAR-STOP).

Toyota ITC Joins IAP Program

Toyota InfoTechnology Center, U.S.A. (Toyota ITC), recently joined the WNCG Industrial Affiliate Program as a level one member, and as a founding member of the UT SAVES research initiative.

Alum Romain Fleury Accepts EPFL Faculty Position

WNCG Alumnus Romain Fleury recently accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne.

Prof. Fleury received his PhD from WNCG, where he was advised by Prof. Andrea Alù. Before moving to Switzerland, Prof. Fleury spent time as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Langevin Institute at the École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles (ESPCI) in Paris, France.

WNCG Alums Receive Young Author Best Paper Award

WNCG Alumni Ahmed Alkhateeb and Omar El-Ayach recently received the IEEE Signal Processing Society Young Author Best Paper Award for 2016. Their paper, “Channel Estimation and Hybrid Precoding for Millimeter Wave Cellular Systems,” originally appeared in the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing in October 2014. Their co-authors on the project include their former advisor, Prof. Robert Heath, and Professor Geert Leus of Delft University of Technology. Dr. Alkhateeb is now a Wireless Communications Researcher at Facebook and Dr.

WNCG Launches UT SAVES Initiative

Envision an early cubist painting by the famous artist Pablo Picasso. To the untrained eye, the painting can look like a jumbled series of boxes overlapping and intertwining with each other. But the art of cubism is about exploring the world from multiple perspectives. The painting, which at first looks like boxes, is actually a city seen from multiple perspectives.

Prof. Lili Qiu Named IEEE Fellow

WNCG Prof. Lili Qiu has been named an IEEE Fellow. She is being recognized for “contributions to wireless network management.”

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one-percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.

TWS 2016 Through Images

The Texas Wireless Summit (TWS) is a unique event that brings the high profile of a world-class conference right to UT Austin’s front door. Hosted by WNCG, TWS offers direct access to cutting-edge research and innovations from industry leaders, academics, investors and startups. The 14th annual TWS saw record high attendance with nearly 300 participants consisting of academics, industry partners, business leaders, researchers and students from across the world.

GDMS Joins WNCG Industrial Affiliate Program

Virginia-based company, General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) recently joined the WNCG Industrial Affiliate Program as a level one member.

GDMS is a business unit of General Dynamics, the global aerospace and defense company and a leading provider of mission critical systems across land, sea, air, space and cyber domains. The company has a global presence in secure communications and networking, command and control systems, imagery sensors and cyber.

Alum Dimitris Papailiopoulos Joins UW-Madison Faculty

WNCG Alumnus, Dimitris Papailiopoulos, recently accepted a position as an Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), where he will also serve as a faculty affiliate at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery.


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