July 11, 2006
ECE graduate student Jung-Chun (Mike) Kao received a Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE International Workshop on Wireless Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks (IWWAN) for "Eavesdropping Minimization via Transmission Power Control in Ad-Hoc Wireless Networks," written with his advisor, Radu Marculescu, Associate Professor of ECE. The paper proposes to use transmission power control as an effective mechanism to minimize the eavesdropping risk in ad-hoc wireless networks. A seed grant provided by the Carnegie Mellon CyLab last year funded the research.
The conference was held June 28-30 in New York City, and was hosted by Polytechnic University and Bell Laboratories/Lucent Technologies. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. sponsored the student paper award competition. According to the event's website, the conference highlights the growing applications and power of ad-hoc and sensor networks in achieving ubiquitous, pervasive communications in next generation networks, including interoperation with fixed and cellular networks.
Jung-Chun is a recipient of the Frank J. Marshall Graduate Fellowship. In addition to the CyLab, his work is also affiliated with the System Level Design Group and the Center for Silicon System Implementation.