- 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.