Electrical Engineering's Yener wins IEEE best paper award

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Aylin Yener, professor of electrical engineering, has been named the recipient of the 2014 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Guglielmo Marconi Best Paper Award.

Sponsored by Qualcomm Inc., the award, also known as the Marconi Prize Paper Award, recognizes an original paper in the field of wireless communications published in the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications in the past three calendar years.

Yener's paper is titled, "Optimum Transmission Policies for Battery Limited Energy Harvesting Nodes," and is co-authored with her doctoral student Kaya Tutuncuoglu. The paper provides mathematical design insights for energy self-sustaining future wireless networks.

Yener joined the Department of Electrical Engineering in 2002 as an assistant professor. Her research interests are in fundamental performance limits of wireless networks, green communications, information security and network science.

On April 1, Yener received the Penn State Engineering Alumni Society's (PSEAS) Premier Research Award. Other honors include the 2010 PSEAS Outstanding Research Award and a 2003 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award.

Yener holds bachelor's degrees in physics and electrical and electronics engineering from Bogazici University, Turkey; and master's and doctoral degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the Wireless Information Networks Laboratory at Rutgers.

The Marconi Prize Paper Award is annually presented, in the name of the IEEE Communications Society, the IEEE Signal Processing Society and the external sponsor of the award, at the International Conference on Communications which will be held in June in Sydney, Australia.

Established in 1884, the IEEE is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.

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Last Updated April 29, 2014