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Published: 5 May 2023

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.

The IEEE Communications Society Best Survey Paper Award

Nguyen Cong Luong, Dinh Thai Hoang, Shimin Gong, Dusit Niyato, Ping Wang, Ying-Chang Liang, and Dong In Kim

Applications of Deep Reinforcement Learning in Communications and Networking: A Survey,” IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 3133-3174, May 2019.

The IEEE Communications Society Best Tutorial Paper Award

Qingqing Wu, Shuowen Zhang, Beixiong Zheng, Changsheng You, and Rui Zhang

Intelligent Reflecting Surface-Aided Wireless Communications: A Tutorial,“ IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 69, no. 5, pp. 3313-3351, May 2021.

The IEEE Communications Society Fred W. Ellersick Prize

Chongwen Huang, Sha Hu, George Alexandropoulos, Alessio Zappone, Chau Yuen, Rui Zhang, Marco Di Renzo, and Mérouane Debbah

"Holographic MIMO Surfaces for 6G Wireless Networks: Opportunities, Challenges, and Trends," IEEE Wireless Communications, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 118-125, October 2020.

Qingqing Wu and Rui Zhang

Towards Smart and Reconfigurable Environment: Intelligent Reflecting Surface Aided Wireless Network,” IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 58, no. 1, pp. 106-112, January 2020.

The IEEE Communications Society Heinrich Hertz Award for Best Communications Letter

Hyesung Kim, Jihong Park, Mehdi Bennis, and Seong-Lyun Kim

Blockchained On-Device Federated Learning,” IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 24, no.6, pp. 1279-1283, June 2020.

Shaoqing Zhou, Wei Xu, Kezhi Wang, Marco Di Renzo, and Mohamed-Slim Alouini

Spectral and Energy Efficiency of IRS-Assisted MISO Communication with Hardware Impairments,” IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol. 9, no. 9, pp. 1366-1369, September 2020.

The IEEE Communications Society Leonard G. Abraham Prize

Xianghao Yu, Dongfang Xu, Ying Sun, Derrick Wing Kwan Ng, and Robert Schober

"Robust and Secure Wireless Communications via Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces," IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 38, no. 11, pp. 2637-2652, November 2020.

The IEEE Communications Society Outstanding Paper Award

Emil Björnson and Luca Sanguinetti

"Power Scaling Laws and Near-Field Behaviors of Massive MIMO and Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces," IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society, vol. 1, pp. 1306-1324, September 2020.

The IEEE Communications Society Stephen O. Rice Prize

Fan Liu, Christos Masouros, Athina Petropulu, Hugh Griffiths, Lajos Hanzo

"Joint Radar and Communication Design: Applications, State-of-the-Art, and the Road Ahead," IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 68, no. 6, pp. 3834-3862, June 2020.

The IEEE Communications Society William R. Bennett Prize

Kevin Spiteri, Rahul Urgaonkar, Ramesh K. Sitaraman 

"BOLA: Near-Optimal Bitrate Adaptation for Online Videos," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 1698-1711, August 2020.

The IEEE Communications Society Katherine Johnson Young Author Best Paper Award

Zhaohui Yang, Mingzhe Chen, Walid Saad, Choong Seon Hong, and Mohammad Shikh-Bahaei 

"Energy Efficient Federated Learning Over Wireless Communication Networks," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 1935-1949, March 2021.

The IEEE Communications Society & Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award

Xingran Chen, Konstantinos Gatsis, Hamed Hassani, and Shirin Saeedi Bidokhti

Age of Information in Random Access Channels,” IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 68, no. 10, pp. 6548-6568, October 2022.

IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications

Mingzhe Chen, Zhaohui Yang, Walid Saad, ChangChuan Yin, H. Vincent Poor, and Shuguang Cui

"A Joint Learning and Communications Framework for Federated Learning over Wireless Networks," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 269-283, January 2021.