Ashutosh Sabharwal, professor of electrical and computer engineering (ECE) at Rice University, is a co-recipient of the 2017 Jack Neubauer Memorial Award for the Best Systems Paper over the last few years published in the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.
“Design and Characterization of a Full-duplex Multi-antenna System for WiFi Networks” appeared in the March 2014 issue of the journal. Sabharwal’s co-authors are Melissa Duarte, Vaneet Aggarwal, Rittwik Jana, K. K. Ramakrishnan, Christopher W. Rice and N. K. Shankaranarayanan.
The paper demonstrated the use of full-duplex technology in MIMO WiFi networks, with experimental results to show the gains from using full-duplex. Sabharwal’s group was also a front-runner in demonstrating the feasibility of full-duplex, published in their Asilomar 2010 paper, co-authored with Duarte. Both demonstrations used Rice WARP (Wireless Open-Access Research Platform), a project founded by Sabharwal: warp.rice.edu
Duarte earned a master’s degree and Ph.D. in ECE from Rice in 2007 and 2012, respectively, and works for Huawei Technologies in Paris. Aggarwal is an assistant professor of industrial engineering at Purdue University. Jana is a lead inventive scientist at AT&T Labs Research in Bedminster, N.J. Ramakrishnan is professor of computer science and engineering at the University of California, Riverside. Rice is the vice president of advanced technologies at AT&T Labs. Shankaranarayanan is the principal inventive scientist at AT&T Labs.
Sabharwal and the others will be presented with a certificate and check at the awards luncheon during the 2017 Vehicular Technology Conference of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, held in Toronto, Sept. 24-27.