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June 21, 2016

HBKU’s Provost Receives Prestigious Award For Research On Wireless Communications

The provost of Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Dr. Khaled B. Letaief, has received the prestigious Marconi Prize Paper Award on Wireless Communications from the U.S.-based Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
The award, which recognizes exceptional innovation in the field of electronics and computer engineering, was presented to the HBKU provost at a ceremony in Kuala Lumpur during the IEEE International Conference on Communications, IEEE’s flagship conference on communications technologies.

The winning research paper, titled “Group Sparse Beamforming for Green Cloud-RAN”, was evaluated on the basis of its originality, utility, timeliness and clarity of presentation and was showcased at the 2016 prestigious conference. It had originally been published in the 2014 edition of the IEEE Transactions of Wireless Communications journal, in line with award requirements.

IEEE, which boasts more than 420,000 members across 160 countries, is the leading global organization to focus on technological advancement in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics by holding conferences, publishing highly cited research papers, and by developing professional and educational standards.

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