Archive for October 20, 2011

Wyglinski Talk at Northeastern University

Professor Wyglinski gave an invited presentation, entitled: “Enabling Vehicular Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks via Cognitive Radio Communications,” at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering seminar series of Northeastern University.

Wyglinski and Chen Garner Receive ‘Best Paper Award’ at IEEE PACRIM 2011

Professor Alexander Wyglinski and his Ph.D. student, Mr. Si Chen, received the Gold Award for Best Communications Paper at the 2011 IEEE Pacific Rim Conference on Communications, Computers, and Signal Processing (IEEE PACRIM 2011) held in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada from 23 August 2011 to 26 August 2011.   Their paper, entitled: “Impact of Group Cooperation over Competitive Secondary Subnetworks” was co-authored with Professor Sudharman Jayaweera from the University of New Mexico and Dr. Chittabrata Ghosh from the University of Washington, both of whom also share in this best paper award.

Prof. Wyglinski presented the paper at this conference, as well as accepted this award on behalf of all his co-authors at the conference banquet event during the evening of Wednesday 24 August 2011.  The Gold Award consists of a 1/25 ounce fine gold coin produced by the Royal Canadian Mint.  Since 1987, the IEEE PACRIM conference series has been the premier biennial event in the Pacific Northwest, with over 200 papers presented this year’s event across a wide range of topics in communications, computers, and signal processing.

Wyglinski Featured in EEWeb Pulse Magazine

Professor Alexander Wyglinski and his research activities into wireless spectrum characterization has been featured in the latest issue of EEWeb Pulse Magazine (  In addition to being on the cover page, Professor Wyglinski also had his interview by EEWeb Pulse Magazine and his article “Changing the Way Wireless Technology Accesses Electromagnetic Spectrum” published in this issue.

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Pagadarai Defends Ph.D. Dissertation

Mr. Srikanth Pagadarai successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation, entitled: “
Wireless Spectrum Characterization for Communications in Impaired Channel Environments,” at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Congratulations, Dr. Srikanth!

Wyglinski Co-organizes First New England Workshop for Software-Defined Radio

Professor Wyglinski co-organized the First New England Workshop on Software-Defined Radio (NEWSDR’11) in Boston, the first event of its kind in the New England region.  NEWSDR’11 was attended by 40 individuals from academia, industry, and government, and consisted of several presentations by renown experts within the software-defined radio (SDR) community, including the current maintainer and lead developer of the GNU Radio Project, Dr. Tom Rondeau. Moreover, several networking/discussion opportunities were interspersed throughout the day-long event in order to bring members of the New England SDR community together, network, and exchange ideas.  NEWSDR’11 is the signature event of the Boston SDR User Group (SDR-Boston), an organization co-founder by Professor Wyglinski designed to facilitate information exchange and networking amongst members of the SDR community in New England.

Note that one of the presentations at NEWSDR’11 was by Professor Wyglinski, entitled: “Using SDR for Hands-On Digital Communication Systems
Engineering Education.”