The research teams led by Prof. Yung Yi and Prof. Song
Chong have been awarded the 2016 IEEE William R. Bennett Prize, which is the
most prestigious award in the fields of communication network. This research
was co-conducted by a KAIST graduate Kyounghan Lee, who is currently a
professor at UNIST, Dr. Joohyun Lee, a postdoctoral researcher at Ohio State
University, and Injong Rhee, a vice president of Samsung Electronics Mobile
IEEE William R. Bennett Prize is awarded annually by the
IEEE Communications Society for the best paper – based on quality, originality, scientific citation
index, and peer reviews – published in the previous three years in the fields
of communications. Among the previous award winners are Robert Gallager of MIT,
Sachin Katti of Stanford, and Ion Stoica of the University of California
Berkely. Especially, it is noteworthy that the authors had previously received
the award back in 2013, making them the second ever to win the IEEE William R.
Bennett Prize twice.
They had the honor of receiving this award by their work
data offloading: How much can WiFi deliver?’ which has
been cited for more than 500 times since its publication in 2013. The paper
proposed an original method to effectively offload the cellular network and
maximize the Wi-Fi network usage by analyzing the pattern of individual human
mobility in daily life.
The award ceremony for IEEE William R. Bennett Prize will
take place at the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), to be
held in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia.