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  • Analog Devices announces internship opportunites, read more.
  • Lingjia Liu has been named to the NSC Executive Committee.
  • Walid Saad and Michael Buehrer appeared on episodes two and three, respectively, of the ECE Tech Talk Podcast, which can be found on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
  • 5G Fundamentals: A Concise Introduction to 5G – Wireless@VirginiaTech is pleased to offer complimentary 5G training in collaboration with Dr. Nishith Tripathi (Samsung Research America) and Prof. Jeff Reed (Virginia Tech). This self-paced program provides a concise technical overview of 5G through a series of seven video sessions, more info.


  • Congratulations to Walid Saad on his 2019 Early Achievement Award from the IEEE Communications Society’s Communication Theory Technical Committee for contributions to distributed optimization and learning for heterogeneous wireless systems", more info.
  • Research team to study information latency with $7.5 million Department of Defense grant, read more.
  • Harpreet S. Dhillon named Elizabeth and James E. Turner Jr. ’56 Faculty Fellow, read more.
  • Christina Chaccour, a first-year Ph.D. student under Walid Saad, along with postdoctoral associate Bo Zhou, have won the best paper award at the 10th IFIP International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security (NTMS) in the Mobility & Wireless Networks Track at the conference, view paper.
  • Researchers look toward future 6G wireless systems, read more.
  • How 5G will transform manufacturing, read more.


  • Walid Saad has been elevated to IEEE Fellow (Class 2019) for contributions to distributed optimization in cooperative and heterogeneous wireless systems.  Each year, following a rigorous evaluation procedure, the IEEE Fellow Committee recommends a select group of recipients for elevation to IEEE Fellow. Less than 0.1% of voting members are selected annually for this prestigious member grade elevation.
  • Bo Zhou (ECE post-doc) and Walid Saad have been notified by IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) Technical Program Chairs that their paper entitled "Optimal Sampling and Updating for Minimizing Age of Information in the Internet of Things" has won the Best Paper Award in the conference’s Communications Theory Symposium.  The award will be presented in Abu Dhabi, UAE in December 2018 during the GLOBECOM conference week.