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Prof. Matthew McKay and ECE PhD Student won the IEEE Signal Processing Society 2010 Young Author Best Paper Award

25 Jan 2011

Prof. Matthew McKay and ECE PhD student Sun Liang have won the IEEE Signal Processing Society 2010 Young Author Best Paper Award for their paper titled "Analytical Performance of MIMO Multichannel Beamforming in the Presence of Unequal Power Cochannel Interference and Noise". This is one of six papers that received the Award from the IEEE Signal Processing Society in 2010.

Please click here for more details of the award-winning paper.

 

Prof. Daniel P. Palomar has been elected Chairman of the IT Hong Kong Chapter

   11 Nov 2010

Prof. Daniel P. Palomar of the ECE Department has been elected Chairman of the IT Hong Kong Chapter, with effect from January 2010.

 

Prof. Roger Cheng shared his views on Ming Pao Daily

   09 Nov 2010

The HKUST School of Engineering published an article in Ming Pao Daily on 9 Nov 2010, where Prof. Roger Cheng of the ECE Department shared his views on the career prospects of engineering graduates, and explained the benefits of the School-Based Admission System to the public.

Please click here for the news article.

 

Prof. Khaled Ben Letaief Honored with Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer Award

15 Sep 2010

Prof. Khaled Ben Letaief, Chair Professor of the ECE Department and Dean of Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), was honored with the distinguished 2010 Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer Award by Purdue University, USA on 10 September.

The prestigious award is bestowed upon Purdue University's Electrical and Computer Engineering alumni who have, upon their Purdue education and through leadership, made extraordinary contributions to economic development, prosperity, and technological advancement.

The honor is presented annually to an exclusive number of alumni from a vast field of over 20,000 Electrical and Computer Engineering alumni. Up till now, only about 180 individuals worldwide have received this distinction and Prof. Ben Letaief is the only 2010 recipient from outside the United States.

Please click here for the HKUST Press Release.

 

Prof. Matthew McKay and ECE Student have received the Best Paper Award at IEEE Globecom 2010

17 Aug 2010

Prof. Matthew McKay and his student Yueping Wu from ECE have received the Best Paper Award at the IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom) 2010, sponsored by Qualcomm. The Award will be given at the Conference in December 2010.

Globecom is an IEEE flagship conference on telecommunications with over 3000 paper submissions. Only 11 papers are selected for Best Paper Awards.

 

Prof. Vijay Bhargava Elected to Serve as President of the IEEE Communications Society

28 Jul 2010

Prof. Vijay Bhargava, Adjunct Professor of the ECE Department, has been elected to serve as the IEEE Communications Society President-Elect during 2011 and as President during 2012 and 2013.

The IEEE Communications Society is one of the largest societies in the IEEE family with over 40,000 members in 150 countries. It has ambitious plans for growth in China, India and several other emerging countries.

 

Five ECE Faculty Members have been newly promoted

  14 Jul 2010

Five faculty members of the ECE Department has been newly promoted:

Prof. Oscar Au, Prof. Wing-Hung Ki, Prof. Vincent Lau and Prof. Philip Mok have all been promoted to Professor.

Prof. Daniel Palomar has also been substantiated and promoted to Associate Professor.

 

ECE Graduates have created the World's First TD-LTE Terminal Chipset to be demonstrated in the Shanghai World Expo 2010

15 Jun 2010

A group ECE graduates who work in the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), including Wang Yan ('03 PhD(ELEC)), Peter Chan ('06 PhD(ELEC)), Elva Wang ('07 PhD(ELEC)), Michael Cheung ('00 MPhil(ELEC)), Wong Kim Hung ('07 MSc(ICDE)), Bob Wong ('00 MPhil(ELEC)), Wong Cheong Yui ('99 MPhil(ELEC)) and Li Tao ('06 PhD(ELEC)), have created the world's first TD-LTE terminal chipset. It is a next generation  telecommunication standard defined by the International Telecom Union, and this technology allows users to experience swift and ubiquitous Internet coverage even on high-speed trains moving at 350hm/hr. The chipset is now being demonstrated in the Shanghai World Expo 2010.

Please click here for the news article in the HKUST alumni newsletter.

 

Prof. Roger Cheng Appointed as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Student Affairs
  
05 Feb 2010


Prof. Roger Cheng of the ECE Department has been appointed as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Student Affairs of the School of Engineering.

In his new role as Associate Dean, Prof. Cheng will focus on undergraduate curriculum revision, development, and enhancement along with student affairs. He will be responsible for providing leadership in strengthening all curricular programs and ensuring that existing and new program content and delivery are of consistently high quality by overseeing assessment of program curriculum and student learning outcomes. He will also be deeply involved in all university initiatives concerned with enhancing the strategic planning and development of curriculum, diversity, globalization, sustainability, accreditation, and incorporation of student research into the curriculum.
 

 

ECE Postgraduate Students won Gold Award in the GS1 Hong Kong RFID Awards 2009
   07 Oct 2009
 

ECE Postgraduate students Zheng Shi Yuan, Wang Peng Chong, and Huang Huang, supervised by Dr. Yongsheng Xu, Prof. Howard Luong and Prof. Vincent Lau, have won the Gold Award in the GS1 Hong Kong RFID Awards 2009. Their project, titled "A Single-Chip UHF RFID Reader in 0.18um CMOS Process", is an integrated UHF RFID reader for passive RFID systems that offers higher performance for a lower cost and uses less power than similar readers in the market.

Co-organized by the Hong Kong R&D Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management Enabling Technologies (LSCM) and the Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), the Hong Kong RFID Awards 2009 aims to bring recognition to pioneering enterprises and creative young talent that have successfully brought EPC/RFID technologies into business operations. It also encourages the adoption of EPC/RFID technologies by businesses in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta region, and fosters the development of new EPC/RFID products and services.
 

 

Prof. Khaled Ben Letaief of the ECE Department will become the new Dean of Engineering with effect from 1 September 2009
    25 Aug 2009

Prof. Khaled Ben Letaief of the ECE Department will become the new Dean of Engineering with effect from 1 September 2009, upon the retreat of Prof. Philip Chan, current Dean of Engineering, to his academic position in the ECE Department.


Please click here for the full article of the HKUST Press Release.

 


Prof. Khaled Ben Letaief elected Vice-President of the IEEE Communications Society
   
04 Aug 2009

Prof. Khaled Ben Letaief of the ECE Department has been elected Vice-President of the IEEE Communications Society. The voting for the office of Vice-President is held every two years by all members from all over the world.


IEEE has 455,000 members and student members in more than 160 countries, and the IEEE Communications Society is the second largest within IEEE and the world's leading organization for professionals in communications.

Please click here for the full article of the HKUST Press Release.

 

 

Prof. Khaled Ben Letaief won Best Paper Award at IEEE International Communications Conference
    23 Jun 2009

Prof. Khaled Ben Letaief of the ECE Department and ECE MPhil graduate Mr. Shaolei Ren won the Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Communications Conference, 14-19 June 2009, Dresden, Germany, for their paper titled "Minimum Sum Expected Distortion in Cooperative Networks".
 

 

Paper by Prof. Khaled Ben Letaief Ranked No. 1 in the Top Documents Accessed in May 2009 for the Proceedings of the IEEE
 
   22 Jun 2009

A paper published by Prof. Khaled Ben Letaief of the ECE Department is ranked No.1 in the Top Documents Accessed in May 2009 for the Proceedings of the IEEE.

The detailed paper reference is: K. B. Letaief and W. Zhang, “Cooperative Communications for Cognitive Radio Networks", Proceedings of the IEEE, Volume 97, Issue 5, pp. 878-893, May 2009.

The paper is also ranked 13th in the Top 100 papers accessed in all of IEEE Xplore in May 2009.

The Proceedings of the IEEE has the highest Impact Factor among all IEEE journals. It is ranked No. 1 among all publications in the whole field of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the latest (2008) Journal Citation Reports (JCR) from Thomson ISI.

 

 

  Prof. Letaief  won IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications

Prof. Letaief has won the very prestigious IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications for his paper titled "A Unified Cross-Layer Framework for Resource Allocation in Cooperative Networks," which appeared in the 2008 August issue of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.

 

The IEEE Guglielmo Marconi Best Paper Award is an annual award, sponsored by Qualcomm Inc., for an original journal paper in the field of Wireless Communications.  The papers are judged and evaluated based on originality, utility, timeliness, and clarity of presentation jointly by the IEEE Communications Society and the IEEE Signal Processing Society.

 

The award will be presented to Khaled and his research team at the premier IEEE International Conference on Communications in Dresden, Germany in June 2009.

The 2 recent winners of this award are Moe Win from MIT and Vince Poor from Princeton University.

 

 

Professor Ross Murch Elected IEEE Fellow
    13 Nov 2008

Professor Ross Murch of the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering has been elected IEEE Fellow "for contributions to multiple antenna systems for wireless communications”.

The IEEE Fellow grade is one of the Institute's most prestigious honors. It recognizes extraordinary accomplishments in the profession and is conferred upon a person with unusual distinction and record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest following a very rigorous review. To ensure that the recognition is   extraordinary, the total number of recipients each year does not exceed 0.1% of the total voting IEEE membership.

The ECE Department is proud to have 13 IEEE Fellows.


 

   

      

CenWIT wins the IEEE award for the voluntary service in WCNC 2007

 

The IEEE Wireless Communication Technical Committee (WTC) has granted the students of the Center for Wireless Information Technology (CenWIT) a special award for memorizing their voluntary service to make the 2007 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2007) run smoothly.

The WCNC 2007 was held in Hong Kong during 11-15 March 2007. It was the first time the WCNC conference held outside North America. 42 graduate students from the CenWIT served at the conference as volunteers, whose hard working is essential to make the conference a resounding success.

 

 

Dr. Wei Zhang wins the Best Paper Award at IEEE GLOBECOM 2007

 

Congratulations to Dr. Wei Zhang, who won the Best Paper Award at the prestigious 2007 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2007),  held in Washington DC, USA, November 26-30, 2007.

 

This award highlights HKUST's achievements in cutting-edge research, and demonstrates that the Wireless group's research findings enjoy worldwide recognition.

The IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) is well-known as one of the flagship conferences of the IEEE Communications Society for 50 years, which is a premier IEEE conference focusing on the cutting-edge research in the areas of Communications and Networking Theories, Systems, and Engineering Applications. IEEE GLOBECOM 2007 is a special celebration of the first 50 years of IEEE GLOBECOM. President of the United State, George Bush, has extended his personal congratulations to the IEEE GLOBECOM 2007 on its 50th anniversary celebration, citing the conference for its international achievement in the "development and advancement of global communications" as well as "promoting achievement and innovation in technology and engineering."

 

The award winning paper titled "Bandwidth Efficient Cooperative Diversity for Wireless Networks" was co-authored by Professor Khaled BEN LETAIEF, Chair Professor and Head of the department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at HKUST.

 

Ernest LO wins the Best Paper Award at IEEE ICC 2007

 

Congratulations to Ernest Sze-Yuen LO, who won the Best Paper Award at the prestigious 2007 IEEE International Conference on Communications, held in Glasgow, Scotland, June 24-28, 2007.

 

This award highlights HKUST's achievements in cutting-edge research, and demonstrates that the Wireless group's research findings enjoy worldwide recognition.

The IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) is one of the IEEE Communications Society's flagship conferences, with full programs of technical and professional activities spanning the entire range of hot topics in voice, data, image, quality of service, home networking, signal processing, wireless, optical, and multimedia communications. ICC typically received more than 2500 submissions with over 1000 technical experts from all over the world participating in the peer review process.

 

The award winning paper titled "Cooperative Concatenated Coding for Wireless Systems" was co-authored by Professor Khaled BEN LETAIEF, Chair Professor and Head of the department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at HKUST.
 

 

Huawei-HKUST Joint Research and Development Center

 

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. (Huawei), a leader in providing next generation telecommunications networks, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, have established on May 25, 2007, the Huawei-HKUST Joint Research and Development Center.

 

The joint R&D Center, aims to support HKUST's pursuit in academic excellence in the area of Wireless Communication technology, to enhance industrial collaboration, and to provide training to leaders of the next generation. The Center will also support Huawei's product development and enhance its research and development capability.

 

Professor Khaled BEN LETAIEF, Chair Professor and Head of the Electronic and Computer Engineering Department, said that "we are thrilled by this development and we hope that it will lead to more fruitful collaboration between the Electronic and Computer Engineering Department, HKUST, and Huawei".
 

 

 

International Workshop on Wireless Technologies and Systems (IWTS 2007) @ HKUST

 

The goal of this workshop is to bring together an international group of world renowned researchers and leaders to provide their view of the state-of-the-art technologies and identify the main challenges and research directions for the next generation wireless communications systems. Topics covered in the workshop include but not limited to signal processing design, cross-layer resource management, mobility management, trends and directions in fundamental research and ground breaking results.

 

For more information, please visit our departmental news.

 

 

IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) will take place in HK for the first time

 

A globally renowned IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) will take place in Hong Kong from 11-15 March 2007. WCNC is the world's leading international event for engineers and researchers at the forefront of development and deployment of wireless technologies, and wireless communications industry professionals interested in the latest research. The HKUST Wireless Research Team and its cutting-edge work in the field have been instrumental in attracting the prestigious event to the city, which marks the first time the WCNC conference has been held outside North America.

 

For more information, please visit our SENG news.

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HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School & Wireless IC Design System Center (WISE) open in Nansha

 

On January 25, 2007, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)  officially named its Graduate School in Nansha as "HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School" in a ceremony that combined the official opening of the Graduate School and the ground breaking of its Nansha campus. Along with the Graduate School, our Wireless IC Design System Center (WISE) officially opened at the same time.

 

For more information on the opening ceremony, please refer to our university press release.

For more information on WISE, please refer to our leaflet in English and Simplified Chinese versions.

 

 


 

HKUST in ITU Telecom World 2006

The Department of ECE will showcase its research projects in the field of Wireless Communications & Multimedia Technologies in the global event ITU TELECOM WORLD 2006. ITU's unique position as the specialized agency of the United Nations for telecommunications means that it is able to provide a platform where the world's most influential and significant names in ICT can come together. From service providers, vendors and operators to governments and regulators, ITU TELECOM WORLD events attract the key names from across the full reach of the industry.

 

HKUST stand no.: 8019.008

Wei CHEN wins the Best Paper Award at IEEE ICC 2006

 

Congratulations to Wei CHEN who won the Best Paper Award at the prestigious 2006 IEEE International Conference on Communications, held in Istanbul, Turkey June 11-15, 2006.

This award highlights HKUST's achievements in cutting-edge research, and demonstrates that the wireless research group's research findings enjoy worldwide recognition.

The IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) is one the IEEE Communications Society's flagship conferences, with full programs of technical and professional activities spanning the entire range of hot topics in voice, data, image, quality of service, home networking, signal processing, wireless, optical, and multimedia communications. The 2006 ICC received more than 2600 submissions with over 1000 technical experts from all over the world participating in the peer review process.

The award winning paper titled "A Cross Layer Method for Interference Cancellation and Network Coding in Wireless Networks" was co-authored by Professor K. B. LETAIEF, along with Professor Zhigang CAO of the Electronic Engineering Department at Tsinghua University.

 

Prof. Daniel PALOMAR wins the Best Student Paper Award at IEEE ICASSP 2006

 

Congratulations to Prof. PALOMAR who won the Best Student Paper Award at the prestigious 2006 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, held in Toulouse, France May 14-19, 2006. The ICASSP meeting is the world's largest and most comprehensive technical conference focused on signal processing and its applications

The award winning paper titled "Potential Games: A Framework for Vector Power Control Problems with Coupled Constraints" was co-authored by Gesualdo SCUTARI and Professor Sergio BARBAROSSA of the Department of INFOCOM at University of Rome "La Sapienza".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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