Mar 7, 2019 | Atlanta, GA
Min-Yu Huang has been selected for the Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar Award. Huang is a Ph.D. student in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE).
The Paul Baran Young Scholar Award recognizes young scientists and engineers who are younger than 28 years old and have demonstrated exceptional capability and potential. Nominated by academic and faculty mentors, the Young Scholars are selected worldwide with only four awardees every year, which is the highest honor for a young scholar.
Huang is the first Georgia Tech Ph.D. student to receive this honor since this awards program was established in 2008.Their innovations touch every part of our connected world, from fiber optics and quantum communications to machine learning, localization, 5G, and information theory. Huang was selected for his academic achievements and leadership in the field of communications and information science. He and his advisor, ECE Associate Professor Hua Wang, will attend the award ceremony to be held May 16-17, 2019 at Stanford University.
Huang is a member of the Georgia Tech Electronics and Microsystem Lab, which is led by Wang. Huang’s research focuses on “New MIMO Transceiver Architecture for Next-Generation Ultra-Low-Latency Applications.” This technology can potentially revolutionize next-generation mm-Wave communication, sensing, and optical-fiber wireless communication for 5G, as well as future 6G and ultimately the "Tactile Internet.” The Tactile Internet is described as “a network or network of networks for remotely accessing, perceiving, manipulating, or controlling real or virtual objects or processes in perceived real time by humans or machines.”
Huang’s research is supported in part by Wang's DARPA Young Faculty Award; the DARPA MTO MIDAS program; the Georgia Tech Fiber-Wireless Integration and Networking Center; the Georgia Tech Center for Co-design of Chip, Package, System; and other industry sponsors.