Education and Outreach

  • 2023: PI Dhillon delivered a colloquium seminar on “Stochastic Geometry for Networks” at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • 2023: PI Saad delivered a tutorial at the 5th International Conference on Communications, Signal Processing, and Their Applications (ICCSPA) that integrated key ideas related to RIS and how it will play a role in 6G systems.
  • 2023: PI Dhillon delivered a colloquium seminar on “Stochastic Geometry for Networks” at the Mathematics Department of Virginia Tech.
  • 2023: PI Dhillon delivered the 2023 VT EFO Inspiration Seminar on “Wireless Communication Systems: History, Personal Reflections, and Future Prospects”.
  • 2023: PI Saad participated in the IEEE Women in Communications Engineering (WICE) and Young Professionals (YPs) event organized at IEEE ICC 2023.
  • 2023: PIs Dhillon and Saad participated in multiple panels at IEEE PIMRC 2023, which touched upon the use of RISs in emerging wireless networks.
  • 2023: PI Saad participated in a panel within an event organized by VT’s Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity (CEED) within the Black Engineering Excellence at Virginia Tech (BEE VT), a two-week summer, residential, program for rising junior and senior high school students. Dr. Saad discussed opportunities for future wireless and 6G research.
  • 2023: PI Saad delivered an invited talk at the Lebanese American University (LAU) in which he discussed some ideas from this project, particularly related to the use of AI techniques.
  • 2022: Dr. Saad presented some of the results at various venues, including a tutorial at IEEE GLOBECOM 2022, as well as a tutorial on 6G at the 13th International Conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks.
  • 2022: The second offering of Dr. Dhillon’s week-long course on Machine Learning for Communications was at IIT Bhubaneswar from January 21 to January 24, 2022.
  • 2022: Dr. Saad delivered a virtual talk at the IEEE Information Theory Society, Bangalore section which was attended by various students of different levels to discuss aspects of this research.
  • 2022: Dr. Saad discussed aspects of this research in a freshman seminar within the VT STEP program for incoming students.
  • 2021: Dr. Saad delivered a tutorial at IEEE ICC 2021 that discussed the role of reconfigurable surfaces in future wireless systems.
  • 2021: Dr. Dhillon delivered a week-long course on Machine Learning for Communications at the JTG/IEEE Information Theory Society Summer School at IIT Kanpur. All lecture videos are available on YouTube.
  • 2021: Dr. Saad participated in panels on 6G systems at the 6G Summit, Big 5G Event and at the Northeastern 6G Symposium during which he discussed future network architectures and spectrum sharing.
  • 2021: Dr. Saad delivered an outreach talk as a part of the CEED Hypatia Seminars during which he shared his experience on wireless research with the first-year female students at VT.
  • 2020: Drs. Dhillon and Saad organized a workshop related to the NSF SII planning activities during which they dedicated a session to reconfigurable surfaces.
  • 2020: Simulation codes of the papers related to stochastic geometry will be shared on Dr. Dhillon’s Stochastic Geometry GitHub Page.