It’s been an extraordinary year: Vijay Bhargava

Professor Bhargava’s work has had a profound impact in the field of wireless communications. Practical applications of his research include wireless networks that support 3D multimedia, gaming, device-to-device communications, e-health and social networks. Along the way he has published a number of books, the most recent Green Radio Communication Networks, he has mentored  many, many students and supported ECE in numerous ways including as Department Head.

Professor Bhargava’s years of contribution to the field of communications, to professional organizations such as IEEE and to the University have been recognized by a variety of institutions in the last year.

The most recent award, The Humboldt Research Award, is granted in recognition of a researcher’s fundamental discoveries that have had a significant impact on their discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future. The award will enable Prof. Bhargava to pursue his current research interests in fifth-generation wireless communications and cognitive spectrum access during his sabbatical in Germany.

Earlier this year Prof. Bhargava received the Killam Prize as well as the Canadian Award in Telecommunications Research. He visited Rideau Hall this Spring to received the Killam Prize from The Governor General of Canada, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston.

We look forward to Professor Bhargava’s return from his sabbatical in August 2016 when the Department will benefit from all of his innovative work in Germany.

photo: Prof. Bhargava receiving the Killam Prize from The Governor General of Canada

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Professor Vijay Bhargava wins Killam Prize for his outstanding contribution to wireless communications