WNCG Student Receives ECE Research Award at GAIN 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The University of Texas Graduate Engineering Council hosted their annual Graduate and Industry Networking event (GAIN) on February 5. WNCG student Nitin Jonathan Myers won the ECE Departmental Research Award for the event’s poster session.

GAIN was conceived as a “broad networking opportunity that allows The Cockrell School of Engineering to showcase its best and brightest graduate students.” Along with a poster session, the event featured talks from industry representatives as well as a networking session that allowed students to connect with over 15 leading companies.

The poster session highlighted the work of 83 graduate students representing each of the seven departments in the Cockrell School: Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics; Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; and Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering.

Judging panels were comprised of industry representatives and UT professors with relevant backgrounds. Each poster was evaluated on a number of criteria; total scores were used to first award three industry-sponsored overall prizes. Highest scores after the industry selections were awarded the Departmental Awards.

Myers’ winning poster presentation showcased his work on “Swift-Link: Rapid and robust mmWave link configuration with provable guarantees.” At WNCG, Myers is advised by Prof. Robert Heath.