Nikola Zlatanov: 2012 Vanier Scholar

Nikola Zlatanov, who was awarded the 2011 Killam Doctoral scholarship, is this year’s recipient of the 2012 Vanier scholarship. Supervised by Professor Robert Schober in the ECE PhD program, Nikola’s winning research proposal, Buffer-Aided Relaying: A New Protocol for Next Generation Wireless Networks, identifies a new protocol for wireless cooperative networks that can significantly improve their performance.

The new protocol, Buffer-Aided Relaying, is a paradigm shift in modern wireless communication and will enable the wireless cooperative networks to reach their performance limits.

Vanier scholarships aim to attract and retain world-class scholars and establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. Scholars are chosen through a competitive process of nomination and evaluation by the selection committees.

Read the UBC Public Affairs release here