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ECE and WNCG Alumni and Faculty Win First-of-its-Kind IEEE CommSoc Award

Texas ECE and Wireless Networking and Communications Group (WNCG) alumni, Prof. Harpreet S. Dhillon and Dr. Radha Krishna Ganti, along with Profs. Jeffrey Andrews and François Baccelli, recently received the 2015 IEEE Communications Society Young Author Best Paper Award. They received the award for their paper entitled “Modeling and Analysis of K-Tier Downlink Heterogeneous Cellular Networks.”

The first of its kind, the Young Author Best Paper Award covers all publications of the IEEE Communications Society, which includes eight monthly or bi-monthly magazines and 23 multi-annual journal publications. 

This paper originally appeared in the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications in 2012 and won the IEEE Communications Society Leonard G. Abraham prize last year at GLOBECOM 2014 in Austin, Texas.

Dr. Dhillon is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech University. Dr. Radha Krishna Ganti is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras. Both alumni were formerly advised by Prof. Andrews.