Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering news
At the recent 27th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC 2016), the group of Prof. Champagne received a Best Paper Award for their work “Intercept Probability-Constrained Secure MIMO AF Relaying with Arbitrarily Distributed ECSI Errors,” co-authored by Jiaxin Yang, Qing Li, Hao Li and Benoit Champagne. Jiaxin Yang and Hao Li are currently Ph.D. students in our ECE Department working under the supervision of Prof.
Professor David V. Plant was named as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in the Academy of Science, Applied Science and Engineering Division. He is a world leader in photonic devices and systems. His creative innovations have produced record breaking optical transmission performance at multiple length scales ranging from centimetres to thousands of kilometres. His work has significantly advanced the field of optical communications and has contributed to the realization of a more efficient and faster Internet.
ECE Student Jhelum Chakravorty, was awarded the Best Student Paper Award at the 6th IFAC Workshop on Distributed Estimation and Control in Networked Systems (NecSys 2016) for her paper "Remote-state estimation with packet drop". This award is given on originality, clarity, and potential impact on practical applications or theoretical foundations of estimation and control in networked systems. Jhelum is supervised by Professor Aditya Mahajan. Congratulations Jhelum!
September 16, 12:00-4:30pm Open to all students, this half-day teaching workshop provides opportunities to develop teaching skills, learn about myCourses, and engage in discussions with other graduate students and TAs. Take advantage of this opportunity and learn skills to enhance your graduate experience.
ECE student Ali Hashemi won second place in the Best Student Paper Award contest at the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS 2016) for his paper "Matrix Reordering for Efficient List Sphere Decoding of Polar Codes". ISCAS is the flagship conference of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, with 1687 submitted papers and 781 accepted papers. Ali is supervised by Professor Warren Gross. Congratulations to Ali – we are very proud of his accomplishment!
ECE undergraduates Jacob Barnett, Charles Gather, and Luke Soldano won the runner-up prize in the Mining Challenge of the 13th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories. Their submission to the challenge was based on their capstone design project that was supervised by Prof. Shane McIntosh this past academic year.
By Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom Research uncovers the inherently hierarchical nature of social media
By Chris Chipello
As scientists continue to hunt for a material that will make it possible to pack more transistors on a chip, new research from McGill University and Université de Montréal adds to evidence that black phosphorus could emerge as a strong candidate.
During the MUNACA labour dispute, McGill has up a website at www.mcgill.ca/students/operating-hours where you can find up-to-date operating hours for some 40 student services and units around McGill.