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Research Seminar Series

Upcoming Research Talks

Walid Saad, Ph.D.

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Virginia Tech

Date: Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Meeting Link: https://utsa.zoom.us/my/eliasbouharb (no registration required)

Walid Saad received his Ph.D degree from the University of Oslo in 2010. Currently, he leads the Network science, Wireless, and Security (NEWS@VT) laboratory, within the Wireless@VT research group. His research interests include wireless networks, machine learning, game theory, security, unmanned aerial vehicles, cyber-physical systems, smart grids, and network science.

Saad is a Fellow of the IEEE and an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer. He is also the recipient of the NSF CAREER award in 2013, the AFOSR summer faculty fellowship in 2014, and the Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in 2015. He was the author/co-author of ten conference best paper awards at WiOpt in 2009, ICIMP in 2010, IEEE WCNC in 2012, IEEE PIMRC in 2015, IEEE SmartGridComm in 2015, EuCNC in 2017, IEEE GLOBECOM in 2018, IFIP NTMS in 2019, IEEE ICC in 2020, and IEEE GLOBECOM in 2020. He is the recipient of the 2015 Fred W. Ellersick Prize from the IEEE Communications Society, of the 2017 IEEE ComSoc Best Young Professional in Academia award, of the 2018 IEEE ComSoc Radio Communications Committee Early Achievement Award, and of the 2019 IEEE ComSoc Communication Theory Technical Committee. He was also a co-author of the 2019 IEEE Communications Society Young Author Best Paper. From 2015-2017, Dr. Saad was named the Stephen O. Lane Junior Faculty Fellow at Virginia Tech and, in 2017, he was named College of Engineering Faculty Fellow. He received the Dean’s award for Research Excellence from Virginia Tech in 2019. He currently serves as an editor for the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing and the IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking. He is an Editor-at-Large for the IEEE Transactions on Communications.

Date Speaker
Nov. 18, 2021 Dr. Halil Kilicoglu, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Past Research Talks


Date Speaker Presentation
January 28, 2021 Sagar Samtani Cybersecurity for Scientific Cyberinfrastructure
February 25, 2021 Samir Talegaon TBD
March 25, 2021 Kirk Roberts  Use of Unstructured Free Text from Electronic Health Records Extracting Structure and Representing Patients
April 29, 2021 David Mohaisen Malware Analysis and Detection Using Machine Learning
May 27, 2021 Yifan Peng Clinical natural language processing and deep learning in assisting medical image analysis
September 30, 2021 Gongbo Liang Adopting CNN in Clinical Practice is Hard: Potential Challenges of Medical Imaging Analysis with Modern Neural Networks