December 7-13, 2015


December 7, 2015

Faculty News


Prof. Joost Santos (EMSE) has published the following journal article: J.R. Santos, S. A. Pagsuyoin, and J. Latayan. "A multi-criteria decision analysis framework for evaluating point-of-use water treatment alternatives,” Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, November 2015 (ePub ahead of print, DOI: 10.1007/s10098-015-1066-y). Another journal article co-authored by Prof. Santos has been named one of the five most popular articles published by IIE Transactions in 2014 and 2015. The citation is: C. MacKenzie, K. Barker, and J.R. Santos. “Modeling a severe supply chain disruption and post-disaster decision making with application to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami,” IIE Transactions, Vol. 46, Issue 12, 2014.

ECE Profs. Volker Sorger, Tarek El-Ghazawi, and Vikram Narayana and their co-authors, ECE doctoral student Shuai Sun (advised by Prof. Sorger) and Prof. Badaway (Arkansas Technical University), recently published a manuscript in IEEE Photonics. The citation is: S. Sun, A. A. Badawy, V. Narayana, T. El-Ghazawi, and V. J. Sorger. “The Case for Hybrid Photonic Plasmonic Interconnects (HyPPIs): Low-Latency Energy-and-Area-Efficient On-Chip Interconnects,” IEEE Photonics, 7, 6 (2015).

Conferences & Presentations:

Prof. Joost Santos (EMSE) recently presented two talks in the Philippines. On November 23, he addressed “How to Successfully Publish your Research” at a research workshop held at De La Salle University (Manila) that was attended by a mix of more than 100 students, researchers, and professors. On November 25, he presented a talk at a water conference held in Makati, Philippines. His talk encompassed the development and deployment of a portable water treatment filtration system that utilizes Moringa Olefeira as a coagulant/flocculant. This study, which is collaborative project between the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and GW, is being funded by Grand Challenges Canada.

Computing Facility News

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External Events:

IEEE Membership Event
Wednesday, December 9
4:00 – 8:00 pm
SEH, Lehman Auditorium
At the event you can find out more, join, apply to become a senior member, listen to talks by some of the program managers in U.S. Government funding organizations, and catch a glimpse of the future. This event is open to all SEAS faculty and students.

Dissertation Defenses:

Student Name: Khanh Nguyen
Title: “Dynamic Frame Reconfiguration in LTE TDD Small Cell Networks”
Advisor: Prof. Hyeong-Ah Choi (CS)
Tuesday, December 8
12:00 – 2:00 pm
SEH, Room 4605