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Ming Hsieh EE Post-Doctoral Scholars and Faculty Receive a Globecom 2012 Best Paper Award

December 12, 2012 —

Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering post-doctoral scholars Marco Levorato and Sunil K. Narang, and faculty members Urbashi Mitra and Antonio Ortega received a best paper award at the IEEE Globecom 2012 Conference held December 2012.

 Globecom is the IEEE Communications Society’s premier flagship conference, and is the leading venue to disseminate new developments from the entire range of information and communications technologies.
 Their winning paper is entitled "Reduced Dimension Policy Iteration for Wireless Network Control via Multiscale Analysis."  Modern communication networks are characterized by their size and complexity; however, they can be well described by a dynamic system operating on a graph.  The award winning paper presents a novel approach for simplifying the graph using newly-developed wavelet  transforms.  This graph reduction enables faster system optimization and better control of communication network devices.  While initially developed for communication networks, the proposed techniques promise to have applicability to a wide array of problems where system behavior can be modeled by a finite state machine.

Alexander (Sandy) Sawchuk, Systems Chair of the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, commented: "we congratulate Marco Levorato, Sunil K. Narang, Urbashi Mitra and Antonio Ortega for receiving a Globecom 2012 Best Paper Award.  This is an important recognition of their achievements in communications and network research."