Serpedin wins Best Paper Award at prestigious conference

Erchin Serpedin

Dr. Erchin Serpedin, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, and his collaborators received a Best Paper Award at the recent IEEE Globecom 2014 Conference in Austin, Texas.

Serpedin, along with Professor Khalid Qaraqe and Associate Research Scientist, Dr. Muhammad Ismail, both from Texas A&M University at Qatar, received the award for their paper: “A semi-distributed V2V fast charging strategy based on price control.”

Their paper developed a semi-distributed vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) charging strategy for gridable EVs (GEVs) at the swapping station. This research problem was suggested by the growing interest in electric vehicles (EVs) as means for sustainable and eco-friendly transportation systems. The proposed V2V (dis)charging strategy assumes real-time information provided via a heterogeneous wireless network by integrating both vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANETs) and cellular networks, and it aims to maximize the discharging revenues and minimize the charging costs.

Their paper was ranked third out of more than 2,700 submissions, and it was sponsored by Qatar National Research Foundation via a National Priorities Research Program (NPRP) Grant.

The IEEE Global Communications (Globecom) conference is a flagship conference of the IEEE Communications Society that each year attracts about 3,000 submissions.

Serpedin has been faculty member in the electrical and computer engineering since 1999, and is an IEEE Fellow. He is the author of three books, 10 book chapters and more than 100 journal papers and 200 conference papers.

He has served multiple terms as associate editor for numerous journals including IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, IEEE Communications Letters, Signal Processing (Elsevier), EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing, Physical Communications (Elsevier), EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing (Springer) and IEEE Signal Processing Magazine.

He is currently serving as editor-in-chief of EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, an online journal edited by Springer. He has also served as technical chair for five major international workshops and conferences. His research interests include applications of signal processing and computational statistics techniques in bioinformatics, systems biology and wireless communications.