Welcome to Advanced WirelEss Systems and Multimedia Networking Lab (AWESM Lab)


[ Research Interest | Group | Projects | Awards and Honors | Acknowledgments ]


Research Interest [back to top]

Research Group [back to top]

Projects [back to top]

Awards and Honors [back to top]

  • Keynote Speaker, CSCSG'22, IEEE ICCT'22, MobiMedia'22, ICT-DM'21, IEEE RFID-TA'21, MobiMedia'21, AdhocNets'20, SPDE'20, WCSP'20, IEEE CVPM'20 (in conjunction with IEEEE CVPR'20), AdhocNets'19, SSC'19, IEEE CyberEdge'19 (in conjunction with IEEE SECON'19), CCCIoT'19, IEEE ICEICT'19, IEEE SmartIoT'18, NSF NEMO'18, SSC'18, MobiMedia'18, IEEE CIT-2017, IEEE C-IoT 2017 (in conjunction with IEEE ICC 2017), IEEE SCAN-2015 (in conjunction with IEEE ICC 2015), and MobiMedia'15

  • Certificate of Appreciation/Merit, IEEE Communications Society: 2022, 2021 (three), 2020 (two), 2019, 2018 (three), 2017 (three), 2016 (four), 2015 (four), 2014, 2013, 2012 (two), 2011, and 2010; IEEE Vehicular Technology Society: 2021; IEEE Signal Processing Society: 2020; IEEE Computer Society: 2021 (two), 2020 (two), 2007; IEEE Multimedia: 2022; IEEE Access Journal: 2018; EAI: 2021 (three), 2020, 2019, 2018 (two), 2017; ICST: 2009; Springer Journal of Communications and Networks: 2018

  • Fellow, The Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (AAIA), May 2022

  • Best Paper Award, The 2022 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC'22), Seoul, South Korea, May 2022 [paper]

  • Best Demo Award, IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM'22), Virtual Conference, May 2022 [paper]

  • Runner-up of the Best Paper Award, IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC'22), Virtual Conference, Jan. 2022 [paper]

  • The 2021 Best Paper Award, Elsevier/KeAi Digital Communications and Networks Journal [paper]

  • Outstanding Associate Editor Award, Elsevier/KeAi Digital Communications and Networks Journal, Dec. 2021

  • The 2021 IEEE Internet of Things Journal Best Paper Award, Oct. 2021

  • The 2021 IEEE Communications Society Outstanding Paper Award, May 2021

  • Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Communications Society, 2021 ~ 2022

  • Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Council of RFID, 2021 ~ 2022

  • Distinguished Speaker, European Alliance for Innovation (EAI), since Mar. 2021

  • Earle C. Williams Eminent Scholar, Auburn University, Oct. 2020 ~ present

  • IEEE Vehicular Technology Society 2020 Jack Neubauer Memorial Award, Oct. 2020

  • IEEE Access Journal “Article of the Week,” Apr. 2020

  • Best Paper Award, The 2019 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM'19), Waikoloa, HI, Dec. 2019

  • The 2018 Best Journal Paper Award, IEEE Communications Society Multimedia Communications Technical Committee (MMTC), Dec. 2019

  • Distinguished Technical Achievement Award, IEEE Communications Society Communication Switching and Routing Technical Committee (TC-CSR), 2019, citation: for advancing the field of communications switching and routing

  • Distinguished Service Award, IEEE Communications Society Multimedia Communications Technical Committee (MMTC), 2019

  • Fellow of the IEEE, effective Jan. 1, 2019, citation: for contributions to wireless multimedia networking

  • Fellow of the EAI (European Alliance for Innovation), Jan. 1, 2019, citation: in recognition of leadership in advancing and organizing research

  • Auburn Author Award, Auburn University Libraries and The Graduate School, Auburn University, 2019, 2016, 2015, and 2011 (two)

  • Creative Research & Scholarship Award, Office of the Vice President for Research, Auburn University, 2018 [news]

  • Outstanding Service Award, IEEE Communications Society Internet Technical Committee (ITC), 2018

  • The 2017 Best Conference Paper Award, IEEE Communications Society Multimedia Communications Technical Committee (MMTC), May 2018

  • Best Student Paper Award (Xuyu Wang and Xiangyu Wang), The 28th IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (IEEE PIMRC 2017), Montreal, Canada, Oct. 2017

  • Best Demo Award, The 2017 IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication and Networking (SECON'17), San Diego, CA, June 2017

  • Best Paper Award, The 2016 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM'16), Washington, DC, Dec. 2016

  • Best Paper Award, The 2015 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM'15), San Diego, CA, Dec. 2015

  • Distinguished Service Award, IEEE Communications Society Communication Switching and Routing Technical Committee (TC-CSR), 2015

  • Auburn Alumni Engineering Council Research Awards for Excellence—Senior Award (2015) and Junior Award (2011)

  • Best Paper Award, The 2015 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC'15), New Orleans, LA, Mar. 2015

  • Samuel Ginn Endowed Professorship, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Auburn University, 2015 ~ 2020

  • Early promotion to the rank of Full Professor, 2015

  • Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, 2014 ~ 2018; Distinguished Speaker, 2018 ~ 2021

  • Exemplary Editor, IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, 2014 and 2012

  • Runner-up of the 2013 Fabio Neri Best Paper Award, Elsevier Optical Switching and Networking Journal, 2013

  • Best Paper Award, The 2013 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC'13), Budapest, Hungary, June 2013

  • Outstanding Leadership Award, IEEE Communications Society Multimedia Communications Technical Committee (MMTC), 2013

  • McWane Endowed Professorship, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Auburn University, 2012 ~ 2015

  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, 2010

  • Runner-up of the Best Paper Award, International Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness (QShine 2008), Hong Kong, P.R. China, July 2008

  • The 2004 IEEE Communications Society Leonard G. Abraham Prize in the Field of Communications Systems

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