January 18, 2013
New ECE faculty member Pulkit Grover has earned the Leonard G. Abraham Prize
from the IEEE Communications Society
. Presented annually, the award honors the best original paper published in any journal financially sponsored or co-sponsored by the society in the past three years.
Grover's paper, "Towards a Communication-Theoretic Understanding of System-Level Power Consumption," co-authored with Kristen Woyach and Anant Sahai, appeared in the September 2011 issue of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
. The paper addresses a system-level problem in green communication and shows that the approaching fundamental limits on transmit power of communication fundamentally requires increasingly large power in the decoding circuitry. The authors argue that new coding techniques are required for short distance green communication and present their work on such techniques.
Grover joined the Carnegie Mellon ECE faculty as an assistant professor this month, and his research interests lie in the theoretical and practical aspects of green communication/computation, and the intersection of communication and control. He earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from IIT Kanpur in 2003, and his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 2010.