WIoT Team Wins Best Paper Award at IEEE Globecom 2023
Several College of Engineering faculty and students affiliated with the Institute for Wireless Internet of Things, together with the IMDEA Networks Institute of Madrid, received the Best Paper Award at the IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) 2023. COE Faculty included Josep Jornet, professor of electrical and computer engineering, Dimitrios Koutsonikolas, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Milica Stojanovic, professor of electrical and computer engineering. Students included Duschia Bodet, PhD’25, and Phuc Dinh, PhD’25. The group received the award for the work titled “Characterizing Sub-THz MIMO Channels in Practice: A Novel Channel Sounder with Absolute Time Reference.” IEEE GLOBECOM is one of the IEEE Communications Society’s two flagship conferences dedicated to driving innovation in nearly every aspect of communications, with over 3,000 participants annually. The paper was selected among the 1260 accepted papers in the conference (with over 3,200 submissions).
The paper presents the first ultrabroadband (i.e., 10 GHz of bandwidth) Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) channel sounder at sub-terahertz frequencies (D-band, 110-170 GHz), a critical technology for the next generation of wireless networks or 6G.