Cui receives large NSF grant for research

Cui, ShuguangDr. Shuguang Cui, an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M Universit,y was awarded a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his research.

Cui received then four-year grant as the lead principal investigator (PI) in a multiuniversity interdisciplinary team, with expertise across communication engineering, computer science, and statistics.

This grant is part of the NSF EARS (Enhancing Access to the Radio Spectrum) program, which focuses on the scientific study of wireless dynamic cognitive communication systems. Cui and his team will apply the recent results in large-scale statistical learning to study the highly challenging spectrum management problem in large cognitive communication systems.

During 2013, Cui also has won two other NSF grants, all as the lead PI, along with a $1.25 million, five-year U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) grant. Cui’s group has been well funded by both NSF and DoD in the past years, with the production of many highly cited papers, including one that just earned him the 2012 IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award.

Cui received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 2005. He is now working as an associate professor in the Information Systems and Systems group in the department. He joined the department as an assistant professor in 2007 after working at University of Arizona for two years as an assistant professor. His current research interests include network science for cyber-physical systems, resource allocation for cognitive networks, network information theory, statistical signal processing for complex systems and general communication theories.

His research papers have been highly cited according to Web of Science, with 12 papers ranked in the top 15 most highly cited papers among all published over the same time periods in the corresponding journals. In particular, two of them are ranked first, two  ranked second and eight ranked in the top 10. Along with this 2012 SPS best paper award, Cui also has won two conference best paper awards.

He has been the associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Communication Letters and IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. Cui also has been the TPC chair or Symposium TPC chair for various conferences including CTW, ICC and Globecom. He is the elected secretary for IEEE ComSoc Wireless Technical Committee and an elected member for IEEE Signal Processing Society SPCOM Technical Committee.