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Professor Sennur Ulukus (ECE/ISR) and six international colleagues are the winners of the 2019 IEEE Communications Society Best Tutorial Paper Award for “Energy Harvesting Wireless Communications: A Review of Recent Advances.” The paper was published in the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Vol. 33, Issue 3, pp. 360-381, January 2015.

Ulukus’ co-authors are Aylin Yener, professor of electrical engineering at the Pennsylvania State University; Elza Erkip, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering, Brooklyn; Osvaldo Simeone, associate professor at the  Center for Wireless Communications and Signal Processing Research, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark; Michele Zorzi, Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova, Italy; Pulkit Grover, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University; and Kaibin Huang, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the University of Hong Kong.

The paper summarizes recent contributions in the broad area of energy harvesting wireless communications, providing the current state of the art for wireless networks composed of energy harvesting nodes, starting from the information-theoretic performance limits to transmission scheduling policies and resource allocation, medium access, and networking issues. The paper considers in detail the emerging related area of energy transfer for self-sustaining energy harvesting wireless networks, covering both energy cooperation aspects and simultaneous energy and information transfer. Various potential models with energy harvesting nodes at different network scales are reviewed, as well as models for energy consumption at the nodes.

The award will be presented at IEEE ICC 2019 in Shanghai, China on May 21.

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