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ACM gives Best Student Paper Award for research on underwater acoustic networks

Scott Midkiff, Huacheng Zeng, and Tom Hou

ECE Ph.D. student Huacheng Zeng (center), with his advisor, Tom Hou (right), and Scott Midkiff, Virginia Tech's vice president for information technology and CIO (left)

November 24, 2014 — ECE Ph.D. student Huacheng Zeng was awarded the Best Student Paper Award at the 9th ACM International Conference on Underwater Networks & Systems (Nov. 12-14, 2014, Rome, Italy).

The paper, titled Shark-IA: An interference alignment algorithm for multi-Hop underwater acoustic networks with large propagation delays, was co-authored with Zeng's advisor Tom Hou, Bradley Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Yi Shi (Ph.D. CPE, ’07), Wenjing Lou professor of computer science, Sastry Kompella (Ph.D. CPE, ’06), and Scott F. Midkiff ECE professor and vice president for information technology and chief information officer.

The ACM International Conference on Underwater Networks & Systems is a single track ACM conference devoted to cutting-edge research on underwater networks and network-related signal processing, communications, systems, and applications. The Best Student Paper Award is the only award given in the paper category.