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Published: 17 May 2021

Paper Awards

The IEEE Communications Society Paper Awards honors the contributions of members and individuals who advance communications technology through published papers in ComSoc sponsored or co-sponsored publications.

IEEE Communications Society Best Survey Paper Award

Yuyi Mao, Changsheng You, Jun Zhang, Kaibin Huang, and Khaled B. Letaief

"A Survey on Mobile Edge Computing: The Communication Perspective," IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 2322-2358, Fourth Quarter 2017.

IEEE Communications Society Best Tutorial Paper Award

Mansoor Shafi, Andreas F. Molisch, Peter J. Smith, Thomas Haustein, Peiying Zhu, Prasan De Silva, Fredrik Tufvesson, Anass Benjebbour, and Gerhard Wunder

"5G: A Tutorial Overview of Standards, Trials, Challenges, Deployment, and Practice," IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Vol. 35, No. 6, pp. 1201-1221, June 2017.

IEEE Communications Society Charles Kao Award for Best Optical Communications & Networking Paper

Cyriel Minkenberg, Nathan Farrington, Aaron Zilkie, David Nelson, Caroline P. Lai, Dan Brunina, Jerry Byrd, Bhaskar Chowdhuri, Nick Kucharewski, Karl Muth, Amit Nagra, German Rodriguez, David Rubi, Thomas Schrans, Pradeep Srinivasan, Yeong Wang, Chiang Yeh, and Andrew Rickman

"Reimagining Datacenter Topologies With Integrated Silicon Photonics," IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 10, No. 7, pp. 126-139, July 2018

IEEE Communications Society Fred W. Ellersick Prize

Mohamed Faraj Alzenad, Muhammad Zeeshan Shakir, Halim Yanikomeroglu, and Mohamed-Slim Alouini

"FSO-Based Vertical Backhaul/Fronthaul Framework for 5G+ Wireless Networks," IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol.56, No. 1, pp 218-224, January 2018.

Xingqin Lin, Vijaya Yajnanarayana, Siva D. Muruganathan, Shiwei Gao, Henrik Asplund, Helka-Liina Maattanen, Mattias Bergström, Sebastian Euler, and Y-P. Eric Wang

"The Sky Is Not the Limit: LTE for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles," IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol.56, No. 4,  pp 204-210, April 2018.

IEEE Communications Society Heinrich Hertz Award for Best Communications Letter

Guan Gui, Hikmet Sari, and Ezio Biglieri

"A New Definition of Fairness for Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access," IEEE Communications Letters, Vol. 23, No. 7, pp. 1267-1271, July 2019.

Shuhang Zhang, Hongliang Zhang, Qichen He, Kaigui Bian and Lingyang Song

"Joint Trajectory and Power Optimization for UAV Relay Networks," IEEE Communications Letters, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 161-164, January 2018.

IEEE Communications Society Leonard G. Abraham Prize

Shiqiang Wang, Tiffany Tuor, Theodoros Salonidis, Kin K. Leung, Christian Makaya, Ting He, and Kevin Chan

"Adaptive Federated Learning in Resource Constrained Edge Computing Systems," IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Vol. 37, No. 6, pp. 1205-1221, June 2019.

IEEE Communications Society Outstanding Paper Award

Xianfu Chen, Honggang Zhang, Celimuge Wu, Shiwen Mao, Yusheng Ji, and Mehdi Bennis

"Optimized Computation Offloading Performance in Virtual Edge Computing Systems Via Deep Reinforcement Learning,"  IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 4005-4018, June 2019.

IEEE Communications Society Stephen O. Rice Prize

Gang Yang, Ying-Chang Liang, Rui Zhang, and Yiyang Pei

"Modulation in the Air: Backscatter Communication Over Ambient OFDM Carrier,"  IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 66, No. 3, pp. 1219-1233, March 2018.

IEEE Communications Society William R. Bennett Prize

Arjun Anand, Gustavo de Veciana, and Sanjay Shakkottai

"Joint Scheduling of URLLC and eMBB Traffic in 5G Wireless Networks," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 477-490, April 2020.

IEEE Communications Society Young Author Best Paper Award

Qingqing Wu, Yong Zeng, and Rui Zhang

"Joint Trajectory and Communication Design for Multi-UAV Enabled Wireless Networks," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp. 2109-2121, March 2018.

Mingzhe Chen, Walid Saad, and Changchuan Yin

"Virtual Reality Over Wireless Networks: Quality-of-Service Model and Learning-Based Resource Management," IEEE Transactions on Communications,  Vol. 66, No. 11, pp. 5621-5635, November 2018.

IEEE Communications Society Award for Advances in Communication

Fadel F. Digham, Mohamed-Slim Alouini, and Marvin K. Simon

"On the Energy Detection of Unknown Signals Over Fading Channels," IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 55, No. 1, pp. 21-24, January 2007.

IEEE Communications Society & Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award

Sung-En Chiu, Nancy Ronquillo, and Tara Javidi

"Active Learning and CSI Acquisition for mmWave Initial Alignment," IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Vol.37, No. 11,pp. 2474 - 2489, November 2019.

IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications

Chongwen Huang, Alessio Zappone, George C. Alexandropoulos, Mérouane Debbah, and Chau Yuen

"Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces for Energy Efficiency in Wireless Communication," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications,  Vol. 18, No. 8, pp. 4157-4170, August 2019.