ECE ILLINOIS graduate student wins first in the ACM SIGCOMM student research competition
Allie Arp, CSL
10/12/2018 10:22:12 AM
Each year, dozens of students submit their work to the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Data Communication (ACM SIGCOMM) Conference Student Research Competition. Last month, after three rounds of competition, third-year doctoral student Suraj Jog was announced as the overall winner of graduate student division.
To improve network capacity the group is exploiting current beam patterns of millimeter waves to find where the waves link and could be reused for additional bandwidth.
"Millimeter wave is a new wireless technology that offers a huge amount of bandwidth," said Al-Hassanieh. "The radios use very directional, narrow transmission, which allows us to pack many wireless links on the same channel without creating interference. Thus, we can increase the network output by increasing the number of links."
"I got some good pieces of advice before the first round," Jog said. "Be energetic, and show your excitement about your work. It turned out really well."
After the initial session, semi-finalists were announced at a conference banquet. As the next step in the process, he gave a 10-minute presentation with a question-and-answer session about the research. Jog credits this presentation with giving him the edge over his competitors.
"As soon as the finalists were announced, I went and looked at all the other posters," Jog remembers. "I realized the opportunity for me to stand out was the presentation. It was the first time I experienced presenting when body language and attitude mattered. How you present the information really matters."
He is not finished perfecting his research either. Jog hopes to improve networking protocols in low-power IoT networks.
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