Pakistani PhD Student Wins Italian Award for Enhancing LTE, 5G Wireless Systems!

While we continue to complain about the shortcomings and the problems of the Pakistani society and its governing people, many incredible things are also taking place on the other side.

A Pakistani PhD student has secured distinctions for improving LTE and 5G Wireless Systems and will go on to receive the Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar Award, along with prize money of US $5000 in Bologna, Italy on the 2nd of October, 2018, for her outstanding work in transmission technology!

Qurat-ul-Ain Nadeem, a student of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) conducted research in Full-Dimension (FD) massive multiple input multiple output (MIMO) which is far superior to existing wireless communication systems and is capable of doing more than doubling average throughout of the Long Term Evolution (LTE) systems.

I think this award will encourage more women in region to enter field of science and accomplish even greater things,”

Qurat said. She has been working on her PhD at KAUST’s Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering division under supervision of Professor Mohamed-Slim Alouini.

According to the Professor, Qurat’s work creates a definite link between the industry’s vision for FD-MIMO and the theoretical study of 3-D beam forming.

Her research focus has been the 3-D channel modeling and theoretical aspects of the antenna array in depth as compared to the previous researches who worked on the standardization of the FD-MIMO technology in the 3GPP, with FD-MIMO being one of the most significant technologies for the 5th Generation cellular systems.

Ms. Nadeem did her Masters from KAUST, along with pursuing Electrical Engineering at LUMS, and not only has she made her professor and her field proud with this tremendous research, but also her nation.

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