Although there is still a week of finals, the semester is basically finished. This has been my most eventful semester, personally, but how did the WSIL fare? Let’s take a look.

First and foremost, our dear Kaibin Huang just successfully defended his dissertation and is on his way to a post-doc at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Not only that, but he was awarded the WNCG Student Leadership award. A WSIL member has won this award two of the past three years.

Along the same lines, Takao Inoue is now a Ph.D. Candidate. He joins Chan-Byoung Chae and Caleb Lo as the next in line to graduate.

We also welcomed the well-known Dr. Marios Kountouris as a post-doctoral researcher.

In addition, we had eight journal papers published:

  • R. C. Daniels R. W. Heath, Jr., “60 GHz Wireless Communications: Emerging Requirements and Design Recommendations,'’ IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 41-50, Sept. 2007. [IEEE Xplore]
  • J. G. Andrews, W. Choi, and R. W. Heath, Jr., “Overcoming interference in spatial multiplexing MIMO cellular networks,'’ IEEE Wireless Communications, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 95-104, Dec. 2007. [IEEE Xplore]
  • W. Choi, A. Forenza, J. G. Andrews, and R. W. Heath, Jr., “Opportunistic space division multiple access with beam selection,'’ IEEE Trans. on Communications, vol. 55, no. 12, pp. 2371-2380, Dec. 2007. [IEEE Xplore]
  • K. Huang, R. W. Heath, Jr., and J. G. Andrews, “Uplink SDMA with Limited Feedback: Throughput Scaling,'’ EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, special issue on MIMO Transmission with Limited Feedback, vol. 2008, Article ID 479357, 17 pages, doi:10.1155/2008/479357, 2008. [EURASIP Website]
  • B. Mondal and R. W. Heath, Jr., “A Diversity Guarantee and SNR Performance for Quantized Precoded MIMO Systems,'’ EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, special issue on MIMO Transmission with Limited Feedback, vol. 2008, Article ID 594928, 15 pages, doi:10.1155/2008/594928, 2008. [EURASIP Website]
  • Kyung Seung Ahn, R. W. Heath, Jr., and H. K. Baik, “Shannon Capacity and Symbol Error Rate of Space-Time Block Codes in MIMO Rayleigh Channels with Channel Estimation Error,'’ IEEE Trans. on Wireless Communications, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 324-333, Jan. 2008. [IEEE Xplore]
  • C. B. Chae, T. Tang, R. W. Heath, Jr., and S. Cho, “MIMO Relaying with Linear Processing for Multiuser Transmission in Fixed Relay Networks,'’ IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing, vol. 56, no. 2, pp. 727-738, Feb. 2008. [IEEE Xplore]
  • D. Piazza, N. J. Kirsch, A. Forenza, R. W. Heath, Jr., and K. R. Dandekar, “Design and Evaluation of a Reconfigurable Antenna Array for MIMO Systems,'’ IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 56, no. 3, pp. 869-881, Mar. 2008. [IEEE Xplore]

In addition, our fearless leader Prof. Heath, along with Prof. Andrews, won the WNCG Spring 2008 Bocce Ball tournament.

And finally, a long semester of ups and downs concludes with a nice week in the U.S. Virgin Islands for the IEEE Communication Theory Workshop, with Prof. Heath as General Chair.

Please add more here if I forgot something.