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Feb. 13, 2003


DALLAS (SMU) -- The Plano office of Ericsson Inc. has honored three Southern Methodist University electrical engineering graduate students for their research in the field of telecommunications. The awards were presented Feb. 11 during SMU's annual Graduate Student Research Day.

Amitabh Dixit received a $500 prize for his research on pooling wireless data from a variety of sources to improve telecommunication services to the wireless user. His research has applications in other areas such as economics, Internet searching and voting machines.

Jiang Yue received a $300 prize for his research on improving the capacity of wireless systems using multiple antennas for transmission and reception.

Yi Zeng received a $100 prize for her research on reducing congestion by efficiently classifying the traffic in the Internet.

Larry Bullock, senior staff network consultant for Ericsson, said he was very impressed with the research projects. "There were a lot of great presentations," Bullock said.

This is the fifth year that Ericsson has given awards to SMU engineering students who do research on telecommunications.