Yet another Award to the Mobile Communications Research Group
UiA PhD-student Batool Talha attended the Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications conference WPMC2007 in Jaipur, India last year in december. A paper written together with supervisor professor Matthias Pätzold won her the best student paper award.
By S. Bergsmark
Batool Talha's paper is titled: “On the Statistical Properties of Mobile-to-Mobile Fading Channels in Cooperative Networks Under Line-of-Sight Conditions”.
This was the third award won by the Mobile Communications Research Group in 2007.
The other two awards were the best student paper award by G. Rafiq and M. Pätzold on 4th IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems, ISWCS 2007, Trondheim, Norway, Oct. 2007 and by Yi Wu (also UiA) and M. Pätzold on the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Wireless Communications, Networking and Mobile Computing, WiCOM2007, Shanghai, China, Sept. 2007.
PhD-student Batool Talha
The WPMC2007 conference is a major event, a premier international conference to promote new services and systems for the third generation mobile systems. The Technical Program Committee alone counts more than 100 scientists from all over the world, and there were more than 350 delegates from academia, research institutions and industry. Within 9 different tracks, more than 260 papers were presented.
Since he joined UiA as a full professor in 2001, Matthias Pätzold has built a research group which is now internationally recognized and which played an important part in getting the NOKUT approval for the doctoral programme within Mobile Communications. His current research interests include mobile radio communications, especially multipath fading channel modelling, multi-input multi-output (MIMO) systems, channel parameter estimation, and coded-modulation techniques for fading channels.
- I have now several very good PhD students, and I am very happy indeed to work with Batool, who is achieving outstanding results, says Pätzold.
Batool received her bachelor’s degree in 2003 from the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. In October 2005, she graduated from the University of Gävle, Sweden with a master's degree in telecommunication and electronics. She wrote her master’s thesis on a project, established in cooperation with Aalborg University and Nokia Networks, called “A Link-Level Study of MIMO-OFDM for Cellular Systems”.
In continuation to her master's thesis, she worked as a research assistant in the same research group of Aalborg University & Nokia Networks from December 2005 to March 2006. From May to August 2006 she worked at Pakistan Mobile Communications Limited (PMCL), a leading mobile operator in Pakistan.
Since September 2006, she has been working on her PhD thesis under the supervision of Professor Matthias Pätzold at the University of Agder. Her current research interests include mobile fading channel modelling and channel models for mobile-to-mobile systems.
- I feel quite lucky to be a part of the Mobile Communications Group of UiA, says Batool, since I have very nice and friendly colleagues and a very supportive supervisor.
- Without the able guidance and support of Prof. Pätzold, I wouldn't be able to achieve this award. Therefore, I would like to extend my gratitude towards the entire group and especially Prof. Pätzold, she concludes.