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Valenti receives recognition for contribution to military communications

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Matthew Valenti, professor and interim chair in the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. (WVU Photo)


Matthew Valenti, professor and interim chair in the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University, has been awarded the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEEE) Military Communications Conference Award for Sustained Technical Achievement.     

Established by the Military Communications Conference (MILCOM) board in 1998, the award recognizes individuals who have made important technical contributions to the field of military communications, as documented by a record of high-quality unclassified technical papers and presentations at MILCOM conferences.

“I am honored that my work at WVU on military communications has been recognized by the MILCOM conference board,” Valenti said. “This award would not have been possible without the dedication and hard work of the WVU wireless communications research lab’s graduate students over many years.”

The award is given once per year and is the top career achievement award presented at the leading conference on military communications.

“Our work not only helps to ensure the safety of our military personnel but also helps to keep people connected after a natural disaster, for instance, by using a resilient network that we recently designed in collaboration with industry for the island of Puerto Rico,” Valenti said.

Throughout his career, Valenti has published approximately 150 papers at conferences and in journals, including 27 papers at MILCOM. His research interests include the areas of communication theory, error correction coding, applied information theory and wireless multiple-access networks.  

“Dr. Valenti has made significant contributions in the areas of military wireless communications including the design, analysis and optimization of advanced transmission technologies for future wireless efforts,” said MILCOM 2019’s Technical Program Chair Michael Kurdziel as he presented Valenti with the award at the conference.

Valenti serves as a director for the Center for Identification Technology Research, where he manages the WVU site in the multi-university NSF Center. His work has been funded by the Navy, Army and Air Force, either directly or in collaboration with industry and small businesses.

He is also an IEEE Fellow. IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.



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