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Heath Receives IEEE Marconi Paper Award

D-STOP Prof. Robert W. Heath, Jr. recently received the 2017 IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications for his work entitled, “Spatially Sparse Precoding in Millimeter Wave MIMO Systems,” published in the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications in March 2014.

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Prof. Robert W. Heath, Jr.

The IEEE Guglielmo Marconi Best Paper Award is an annual award, sponsored by Qualcomm Inc., for an original paper in the field of Wireless Communications published in the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. Only papers published within the last three calendar years are eligible for this award.

“This work shows how to configure the transmitter and receiver for a power constrained millimeter wave design,” Prof. Heath states. “It was one of the first papers to explain this new design for millimeter wave communication systems and has had a significant impact on the design of millimeter wave for 5G.”

Sponsored by Qualcomm, Inc., the award-winner receives a plaque, an honorarium of up to $1,000, and travel reimbursement up to $3,000 USD. Submitted papers are judged based on their originality, utility, timeliness, and clarity of presentation.

Prof. Heath co-authored this paper with Sridhar Rajagopal, Shadi Abu-Surra, and Zhouyue Pi from Samsung Research America and Omar El Ayach from Google. Each year, the award is presented at the IEEE International Conference on Communications.


Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Awards