ECE Researchers win Best Demo Award at the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication and Networking (IEEE SECON)

Associate Professor Dario Pompili and ECE Ph.D. students Vidyasagar Sadhu and Mehdi Rahmati have won the Best Demo Award at the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication and Networking (IEEE SECON) that was held in Boston, MA. IEEE SECON provides a unique forum to exchange innovative research ideas, recent results, and share experiences among researchers and practitioners in wireless networks, mobile systems, and the Internet of Things. Their demo paper titled "MOSFET-based Ultra-low-power Realization of Analog Joint Source-Channel Coding for IoTs" addresses sensing applications such as in the Internet of Things (IoTs), where the sensing phenomenon may change rapidly in both time and space, and require sensors that consume ultra-low power (so as to be able to collect data continuously and not lose temporal and spatial resolution) and have low costs (for high density deployment). A novel encoding based on Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistors (MOSFETs) is proposed by the team to realize Analog Joint Source Channel Coding (AJSCC), a low-complexity communication technique to compress two (or more) analog signals into one with controlled distortion.

Please see attached a picture of Dario and Mehdi receiving their award.

Congratulations to the team on this achievement!