Mao and He win best paper award at IEEE GLOBECOM

Published: Dec 17, 2015 1:00:00 PM
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Shiwen Mao

Shiwen Mao, Samuel Ginn professor in Auburn University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Wireless Engineering Research and Education Center, and Zhifeng He, his doctoral student, earned a best paper award at the 2015 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Global Communications conference held Dec. 6-10 in San Diego.

The paper, “Minimum time length scheduling under blockage and interference in multi-hop mmWave networks” describes a link-scheduling algorithm for multi-hop millimeter wave wireless networks. MmWave communications and networks are key components of the future 5G wireless networks, with the potential of providing high capacity to accommodate faster, increasing wireless data. Funding for the research was provided by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. 

Coauthored by Sastry Kompella of the NRL and Ananthram Swami of the Army Research Laboratory, Mao’s paper was one of only 12 best paper awards selected from nearly 3,000 papers submitted.

During the conference, Mao also received the Distinguished Service Award from the IEEE Communications Society’s communication switching and routing technical committee.

IEEE GLOBECOM is one of the most significant scientific events of the networking and communications community and attracts nearly 2,000 leading scientists, researchers and industry practitioners from around the world.