Current Students

  • Doctoral students:

    • Yu Wang, BS from Tsinghua University, Beijing China, since Spring 2013

    • Xuyu Wang: MS from Xidian University, Xi'an, China, since Fall 2013

    • Mingjie Feng: MS from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, since Fall 2013

    • Kefan Xiao: MS from Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China, since Fall 2014 (co-advised with Dr. Jitendra Tugnait)

    • Ningkai Tang: MS from Auburn University, Auburn, AL, since Spring 2015

    • Ticao Zhang: MS from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, since Fall 2017

  • MS Students:

    • Zhitao Yu: since Fall 2016

    • Runze Huang: since Summer 2016

    • Chao Yang: since Spring 2016

    • Xiangyu Wang: since Spring 2016

    • Ramaswamy Muthu Kumar, since Dec. 2015 (co-advisred with Dr. Alvin Lim)

  • Undergraduate Students:

    • N/A

Made in Auburn

  • Zhifeng He:

    • MS from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, China

    • MS in Probability and Statistics, Auburn University, Dec. 2016

    • PhD in ECE, Auburn University, Dec. 2016

    • Dissertation: QoS/QoE Provisioning in Emerging 5G Wireless Networks

    • Employment: Data Scientist, Travelport, Atlanta, GA

  • Zhefeng Jiang:

    • MS from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

    • MS in Probability and Statistics, Auburn University, Aug. 2016

    • PhD in ECE, Auburn University, Aug. 2016

    • Dissertation: Stability and Performance of Emerging Wireless Networks

    • Employment: Software Engineer, Google, Inc., Mountain View, CA

  • Yu Wang:

    • MS from Southeast University, Nanjing, China

    • MS in Probability and Statistics, Auburn University, Aug. 2015

    • PhD in ECE, Auburn University, Aug. 2015

    • Dissertation: Algorithms for optimal Energy Management in the Smart Grid

    • Employment: Lecturer, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China

  • Yi Xu:

  • Hui Zhou:

  • Yingsong Huang:

  • Donglin Hu:

  • In Keun Son

    • MS from KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), Daejeon, Republic of Korea

    • PhD in ECE, Auburn University, Dec. 2010

    • Dissertation: Design and Optimization of Free Space Optical Networks

    • Employment: Lieutenant Colonel, Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), Republic of Korea

  • Amogh Kashyap

  • Abhishek Arunkumar Kulkarni

  • Mingzi Duanmu

    • MEE, graduated Dec. 2015

  • Xuetao Wang

    • MEE, graduated Dec. 2015

  • Prashanth Tanjore Saikumar

    • MEE, graduated Dec. 2015

  • Lingjun Gao

  • Yufan Shi

    • MEE, graduated Aug. 2015

  • Venkata Satya Sandeep Sharma Doranala

    • MEE, graduated Aug. 2015 (Advisor: Dr. Hulya Kirkici, worked on a project with me)

    • Employment: Network Administrator, TKC.IO, Portland, ME

  • Sushma Reddy Kondapally

    • MEE, graduated Dec. 2014

    • Project: A Case Study on Sprint's Dallas Texas Market

    • Employment: System DVT Engineer, ADTRAN, Inc.

  • Shaila Kotha

    • MEE, graduated Dec. 2014

    • Employment: LTE Test Engineer, AT&T

  • Chengdong Lu

    • MEE, graduated Dec. 2014

  • Mengdi Wu

    • MEE, graduated Dec. 2014

  • Ningkai Tang

  • Jing Ning

    • M.S. in Probability and Statistics, graduated May 2014

  • Matthew Rhodes

    • MEE, graduated Dec. 2013

    • Project: Inter-symbol Interference in Domed Environments

    • Employment: Firmware Engineer, CoachComm LLC

  • Sunjai Kim

    • MEE, graduated Dec. 2011

    • Project: Building Robust Spanning Trees for Free Space Optical Networks and Performance Comparison of Ad Hoc Routing Protocols under Group Mobility Environments

    • Employment: Army Captain, Defense Communication Command, Republic of Korea

  • Phillip A. Walsh

    • MEE, graduated May 2010

    • Project: Software Defined Radio Testbed for Distributed Polling Service-based Medium Access Control

    • Employment: System Engineer, Qualcomm Inc.

  • Tino Monroe, Electrical Engineering Senior, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Greensboro, NC, Summer 2017

  • Wilson Parker, Junior Wireless Engineering student, Auburn University, co-mentored with Prof. Lloyd Riggs, Fall 2016

  • Joseph Patrick (Tennessee State University): supported by the NSF REU program, co-mentored with Prof. Liang Hong, Summer 2015

  • Victoria Fang (Johns Hopkins University): supported by the NSF REU program, Summer 2015

  • Bertrand Isidore (Tuskegee University): supported by the NSF REU program, co-mentored with Dr. Shiny Abraham with the Department of EE, Tuskegee University, Spring 2015

  • Andrew Grant: supported by the NSF REU program, Spring 2015

  • William Gray Blass: supported by the NSF REU program, Fall 2014

  • Terrial Collins (Tuskegee University): supported by the NSF REU program, co-mentored with Dr. Shiny Abraham with the Department of EE, Tuskegee University, Summer 2014

  • Patrick Berry, supported by the NSF REU program, Fall 2013

  • Kayla Frost, supported by the NSF REU program, Summer 2013

  • Quinton Kennedy  (Tuskegee University): supported by the NSF REU program, co-mentored with Dr. Fan Jiang with the Department of EE, Tuskegee University, Fall 2012

  • Gabriela A. Garcia: supported by the NSF REU program, Fall 2011 and Fall 2012

  • Reza Ashtari: supported by the NSF REU program, Fall 2012 (then MS student in Auburn Graduate School)

  • Bobby Black: supported by the NSF REU program, Summer/Fall 2011 (then MS student in Auburn Graduate School)

  • Jonathan Baker: supported by the NSF REU program, Fall 2011

  • Alexander Vanderheyden: supported by the NSF REU program, Spring/Summer/Fall 2011 (then MS student in Auburn Graduate School)

  • Elizabeth Hammonds: supported by the NSF REU program, Summer  2010

  • Evan Price: supported by the NSF REU program, Fall 2009

  • Clyde E. Hunt, III (Tuskegee University): supported by the NSF REU program, co-mentored with Dr. Fan Jiang, Tuskegee University, Fall 2009

  • Emile Ewing: supported by the NSF REU program, Fall 2008 (then MS student in Auburn Graduate School)

Student Awards and Honors

  • Xuyu Wang: IEEE PIMRC 2017 Best Student Paper Award, Oct. 2017

  • Yu Wang: Top 500/Round 3 (among 64,000 participants), Google Code Jam 2017, June 2017

  • Xuyu Wang and Runze Huang: IEEE SECON 2017 Best Demo Award, June 2017

  • Mingjie Feng: IEEE SECON 2017 Student Travel Grant Award, June 2017

  • Xuyu Wang: summer intern at Global Energy Interconnection Research Institute North America (GEIRI North America), Summer 2017

  • Kefan Xiao: summer intern at Google, Inc., Mountain View, CA, Summer 2017

  • Kaiwei Wang: IEEE GLOBECOM 2016 Best Paper Awawrd, Dec. 2016

  • Mingjie Feng: Graduate Travel Grant, Auburn University Graduate School, Dec. 2016

  • Kefan Xiao: Graduate Travel Grant, Auburn University Graduate School, Dec. 2016

  • Kefan Xiao: IEEE GLOBECOM 2016 Student Travel Grant Award, Dec. 2016

  • Xuyu Wang: Graduate Travel Grant, Auburn University Graduate School, Apr. 2016

  • Zhifeng He: Graduate Travel Grant, Auburn University Graduate School, Apr. 2016

  • Mingjie Feng: Top International Graduate Student in the Department of Electricla and Computer Engineering, International Student Organization, Auburn University, Apr. 2016

  • Zhifeng He: Outstanding Doctoral Student for 2015-2016, The Graduate School and The Graduate Student Council, Auburn University, Apr. 2016

  • Zhifeng He: IEEE GLOBECOM 2015 Best Paper Awawrd, Dec. 2015

  • Kefan Xiao: Woltosz Fellowship, Aug. 2015 ~ Aug. 2019

  • Ningkai Tang: Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) Scholarship, Aug. 2015 ~ Aug. 2019

  • Yu Wang: The 2015 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) Best Paper Award, New Orleans, LA, Mar. 2015

  • Xuyu Wang, Lingjun Gao, Yi Xu, Kefan Xiao, and Zhifeng He: Honorable Mention, for their project “Smart Traffic Grid” in the Global Urban Datafest multi-city hackathon, Auburn competition, Mar. 2014

  • Yi Xu: ECE Department’s nominee to Meriwether Fellowship, Auburn University Graduate School, Feb. 2014

  • Ningkai Tang: ECE Department’s nominee to the Auburn Uninversity Graduate School Master's Thesis Awards, June 2014

  • Yingsong Huang: Auburn University’s nominee to the national competition for distinguished dissertations sponsored by the Council of Graduate Schools and ProQuest, June 2014

  • Yingsong Huang: The 2014 Auburn University Graduate School Distinguished Dissertation Awards (one of four awardees), May 2014

  • Yi Xu: Outstanding International Graduate Student Award for Academic Excellence in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, 2013 ~ 2014

  • Xuyu Wang: co-recipient of the Second Prize of Natural Scientific Award of Ministry of Education, China in 2013, based on his MS work with former advisor Dr. Xinbo Gao at Xidian University, Xi’an, China

  • In Keun Son: Runner-up for the 2013 Fabio Neri Best Paper Award

  • Zhifeng He: ACM CRAB'13 paper was selected as one of the best papers from ACM Mobicom 2013 workshops for fast-track journal publication in ACM Mobile Computing and Communications Review (MC2R)

  • Yu Wang: Graduate Travel Grant, Auburn University Graduate School, Dec. 2013

  • Reza Ashtari: Graduate Travel Grant, Auburn University Graduate School, Dec. 2013

  • Reza Ashtari: published a paper in the Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Connected Vehicles & Expo (ICCVE'13) and presented a poster at the conference based on his REU work

  • Xuyu Wang: Woltosz Fellowship, Aug. 2013 ~ Aug. 2017

  • Mingjie Feng: Woltosz Fellowship, Aug. 2013 ~ Aug. 2017

  • Hui Zhou: The IEEE ICC 2013 Best Paper Award

  • Yi Xu: summer intern at NEC Laboratories American, Princeton, NJ, Summer 2013

  • Zhefeng Jiang: summer intern at Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, Murray Hill NJ, Summer 2013

  • Yingsong Huang: Outstanding International Graduate Student Award for Academic Excellence in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, 2012 ~ 2013

  • Yingsong Huang: Outstanding International Graduate Student Award for Academic Excellence in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, 2012 ~ 2013

  • Yu Wang: Third Best Poster Award, The NSF Broadband Wireless Access and Applications Center (BWAC) Kickoff Meeting, Biosphere 2, Tucson, AZ, Apr. 2013

  • Yingsong Huang: Graduate Travel Grant, Auburn University Graduate School, Dec. 2012

  • Donglin Hu: Outstanding Doctoral Student for 2011-2012, The Graduate School and The Graduate Student Council, Auburn University, Apr. 2012

  • Donglin Hu: inducted to honor society Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), Apr. 2012

  • Yingsong Huang: inducted to honor society Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), Apr. 2012

  • Yi Xu: inducted to honor society Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), Apr. 2012

  • Donglin Hu: IEEE MILCOM 2011 Student Travel Grant Award, Nov. 2011

  • Yingsong Huang: IEEE MILCOM 2011 Student Travel Grant Award, Nov. 2011

  • Yu Wang: Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) Scholarship, Aug. 2011 ~ Aug. 2015

  • Donglin Hu: Outstanding International Graduate Student for Academic Excellence in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, 2010 ~ 2011

  • Donglin Hu: Second Place in the ECE Department Graduate Student Poster Competition, Feb. 2011

  • In Keun Son: IEEE MILCOM 2010 Student Travel Grant Award, Oct./Nov. 2010

  • Jing Ning: Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) Scholarship, Aug. 2010 ~ Aug. 2014

  • Donglin Hu: Vodafone Fellowship, Dept. ECE, Auburn University, 2008

  • Yingsong Huang: Vodafone Fellowship, Dept. ECE, Auburn University, 2008

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