Feb 2020: A recent work on presence detection using passive RF through deep learning was posted on arxiv. A news article about the work can be found here.

April 2018: Shengyu Zhu is one of the winners of the 2018 All University Doctoral Prizes. Congratulations!

August 2017: Dr. Biao Chen is appointed the John E. and Patricia A. Breyer Professor in Electrical Engineering.

July 2017: Prof. Biao Chen was awarded an NSF grant to research energy efficient spectrum access for wireless systems.

March 2017: Prof. Biao Chen was awarded an NSF EAGER grant to assist the participation of DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge.

January 2017: Team Air Orange, a group of researchers consisting of Syracuse University faculty, students, and alumni, made the finalist for the DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge.

October 2016 Pengfei Yang successfully defended his Ph.D. Dissertation titled “Robust Kullback-Leibler Divergence and Its Applications in Robust Universal Hypothesis Testing and Deviation Detection". Congratulations!

August 2016: Fangrong Peng successfully defended her Ph.D. Dissertation titled “On Distributed and Acoustic Sensing for Situation Awareness". Congratulations!

July 2016 Yu Zhao successfully defended her Ph.D. Dissertation titled “Contributions on Theory and Practice for Multi-Mission Wireless Systems". Congratulations!

May 2016: Earnest Akofor successfully defended his Ph.D. Dissertation titled “Optimal Inference for Distributed detection". Congratulations!

Apr 2016: Kapil Borle won All University Doctoral Prize. Congratulations!

March 2016: Prof. Biao Chen, along with his colleagues Profs. Yingbin Liang, Jian Tang, and Pramod Varshney from Syracuse University and Venugopal Veeravalli from the University of Illinois Urbana Champagne, was awarded an AFOSR grant to investigate a novel dynamic data driven approach situational awareness.

Aug 2015: Kapil Borle successfully defended his Ph.D. Dissertation titled “On Robust and Secure Wireless Communication System Design Using Software-Defined Radio”. He has since joined Microsoft Corp. Congratulations!

Mar 2015: Fangfang Zhu successfully defended her Ph.D. Dissertation titled “Capacity Analysis for Gaussian and Discrete Memoryless Interference Networks”. She has since joined Sandisk Corp. Congratulations!

Jan 2015: Prof. Biao Chen is elevated to IEEE Fellow for his contributions to decentralized signal processing in sensor networks and interference management of wireless networks.

March 2014: Team Orange Wireless Warriors, comprised of Kapil Borle, Fangfang Zhu, and Yu Zhao, and advised by Dr. Biao Chen, competed in the final tournament of the DARPA Spectrum Challenge. DARPA Spectrum Challenge started in the beginning of 2013 and Team Orange Wireless Warriors is one of the 18 teams that qualified for the tournament among a field of 90 teams from around the country that competed in the qualification round. In the Competitive Tournament of the DARPA Spectrum Challenge, Team Orange placed 1st in group competition and 2nd in the semifinal round, just missing out the opportunity to compete in the final round where the top team from each bracket vie for the tournament prize.

March 2014: A US Patent, titled "Method for Secure Communication over Heterogenous Networks", was issued by the US Patent Office. The co-inventors of the patent are Dr. Jin Xu from Microsoft and Dr. Biao Chen. Dr. Xu is a COMLAB alumnus who graduated in 2010. The patent describes a technology that ensures provably secure communication between a source node and a destination node over a network of nodes. Different from many existing physical layer approaches, the method does not impose any constraint on the channel conditions involving the eavesdropper.

December 2013: A monograph, titled "Two-User Gaussian Interference Channels: An Information Theoretic Point of View", was published by Now Publishers in December 2013. This monograph, co-authored by Dr. Xiaohu Shang at Bell-Labs and Dr. Biao Chen, is part the Foundations and Trends in Communications and Information Theory. It provides a comprehensive treatment of both classical and recent capacity results on the two-user Gaussian interference channel with single- or multi-antenna transceivers. Dr. Shang is a COMLAB alumnus who graduated in 2008.

August 2013: Ge Xu successfully defended her Ph.D. Dissertation, titled "Common Information and Sufficiency Principle for Decentralized Inference" on August 21, 2013. She is now with Nuance Communications, Burlington, MA.

Dec 3, 2012 - Dec 7, 2012: Ge Xu presented her paper at GLOBECOM, Anaheim, CA. Congratulations!

Ju1 1, 2012 - Ju1 6, 2012: Ge Xu, Fangfang Zhu and Yu Zhao presented their papers at ISIT, Cambridge, MA.

Mar 21, 2012 - Mar 23, 2012: Fangrong Peng presented her paper at CISS, Princeton, NJ.

Dec 1, 2008 - Dec 3, 2008: Jin Xu and Biao Chen presented papers at Globecom, New Orleans, LA.

Nov 16, 2008 - Dec 19, 2008: Biao Chen presented two papers at MILCOM, San Diego, CA.

Oct 26, 2008 - Oct 29, 2008: Yi Cao presented his paper at Asilomar Conference, Pacific Grove, CA.

Sep 23, 2008 - Sep 26, 2008: Xiaohu Shang presented his paper on MIMO interference channel at Allerton Conference, Monticello, Illinois.

Aug 15, 2008: Xiaohu successfully defended his Doctoral Dissertation. He has since joined Princeton University in the Fall of 2008.

Aug 11, 2008 - Aug 14, 2008: Gerhard Kramer gave a four day short course on network information theory on SU campus.

Jul 6, 2008 - Jul 11, 2008: Xiaohu Shang and Yi Cao presented their papers at ISIT'08, Toronto, Canada.

Mar 19, 2008 - Mar 21, 2008: Xiaohu Shang and Jin Xu presented their papers at CISS'08, Princeton, NJ.

Jun ,2007 - Aug, 2007: Xiaohu Shang worked in Bell Labs as a summer intern.

Jun 24, 2007 - Jun 30, 2007: Xiaohu Shang and Yi Cao presented their papers on interference channel at ISIT'07, Nice, France.

May 10, 2007: Ying Lin was awarded all university Doctoral prize.

Apr 20, 2007: Xiaohu Shang and Jin Xu presented their papers at ICASSP'07, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Mar 14, 2007: Xiaohu Shang and Yi Cao presented their papers on interference channels at WCNC'07, HongKong.

Dec 6, 2006: Ying Lin and Bin Liu successfully defended their Ph.D. dissertation.

Jul, 2006: Xiaohu Shang presented his paper on interference channels at ISIT'06, Seattle, WA.

Jun, 2006: Sean O'Hara won universtiy wide MS thesis award! Congrats!

Prof. Biao Chen won NSF Career Award
Prof. Biao Chen won the National Science Foundation Career Award for the proposal on "Aspiring for Spectrum Freedom Through MIMO Overlay Transmission" in February 2006. For detailed information, please refer to the following link: http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=0546491

Bin Liu won ICASSP'05 student paper award, Congratulations!
Bin Liu was selected a winner of student paper contest at the IEEE ICASSP'05 for the paper B. Liu, B. Chen, and R.S. Blum, "Exploiting finite alphabet property in cooperative relays", Proc. ICASSP'05, Philadelphia, PA, March 2005.