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Bradford lecturer receives ‘Best Paper Award’

Published: Wed 1 Oct 2014

A Computer Science lecturer at the University of Bradford has received international recognition for his paper on a proposed transmission technique for next generation (5G) mobile communications, something that could improve battery life.

Dr. Taufiq Asyhari worked in collaboration with Prof Stephan ten Brink from the University of Stuttgart on the paper which explores mobile communications and the key factors for designing reliable transmission schemes.

The paper titled ‘Channel Estimation for Stationary Fading Channels: Orthogonal Versus Superimposed Pilots ‘explored efficient transmission techniques to be proposed for next generation (5G) mobile communications.

It received the Best Paper Award at the International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems conference (ISWCS) and recognises the pair’s contribution in the fields of communication theory, signal processing, information theory, antennas and propagation. ISWCS is a prestigious conference in the wireless communication area and this year was held in Barcelona, 26 — 29 August.

Dr Asyhari said: “It was a great privilege to receive the award alongside Prof Stephan ten Brink. The award means that my research has been highly valued and recognised by peers and colleagues in the research communities. It also motivates me to continue producing high-class research that positively contributes to society.”

The pair hope that the new technique explored in the paper could potentially improve battery life. The technique aims to help mobile devices to consume as little energy as possible for mobile communications, but still deliver high data rates that are crucial for future multimedia applications. Dr. Taufiq Asyhari has been a Lecturer of Computer Science at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Bradford since February 2014. Prior to this he held positions at the National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan and Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, Germany.

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