Paine Awarded HBCU-UP Research Initiative Grant

Posted by ncarter | 08/28/2012 07:41 AM

(Augusta, GA) – Paine College received the HBCU-UP Research Initiative Award sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Dr. Lixin Wang, assistant professor of computer science in the Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology serves as the principal investigator for the project titled: HBCU-UP RIA: Analytical Studies of Multihop Wireless Networks with the Log-normal Shadowing Model.

This is a two-year project funded for $162,262 by the National Science Foundation.  Wang will mentor undergraduate student researchers on this unique and prestigious research project. This project is to help further the Wang’s research capability and effectiveness, to improve research and education in computer science at the Paine College, and to involve undergraduate students in research experiences.

Wang is also the Co-principal investigator of the Minority Science Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP) sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.  He has been an assistant professor of computer science in the Department of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology at Paine College for two years.  

About Dr. Wang:
Dr. Wang holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology, M.S. in Computer Science from University of Houston – Clear Lake, M.S. in Applied Math from University of Houston, M.S. in Math from Fudan University, Shanghai, China, and B.S. in Math from Hunan Normal University, Hunan, China. His research interests include Wireless Networking, and Algorithm Design and Analysis. Dr. Wang has published papers in leading computer science journals such as IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and Discrete Mathematics, Algorithms and Applications. He also published a number of papers on top computer science conferences such as IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE ICDCS, IEEE MASS and ACM MOBIHOC.

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Photo caption:  Dr. Lixin Wang