WVU Tech associate professor, Dr Ufuk Tureli, was recently named as a recipient of a 2010 Mini-Grant award from the Division of Science and Research (DSR) at the Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC). Dr Tureli’s proposal, Intelligent ad hoc Radios with Dynamic Frequency and Waveform Adaptation was one of eight in a field of 22 that was awarded.
Dr Jan Taylor, Director of Research Programs for the DSR within the HEPC, remarked, “This year, the competition was exceedingly strong, and reviewers had a difficult time choosing the eight leading proposals. The largest number of proposals submitted to this grant program in its history was received this year and most of them were excellent to very good.”
The HEPC grant will enable Dr. Tureli to have uninterrupted time to continue to develop his proposal regarding intelligent ad hoc radios.
“Ad hoc radios communicate in a peer-to-peer fashion and can be set up without an existing infrastructure. They have the ability to form a wireless network as needed, without any support from an existing internet infrastructure or any other kind of fixed station,” states Dr. Tureli.
Tureli adds, “I am grateful for the award which will allow me the opportunity to further develop a proposal that will present preliminary studies into the adaptation mechanisms for improved performance of ad hoc radios which can be used in military, public safety and emergency applications.”
“Once again, a Tech Faculty member has demonstrated his unique abilities compared to peers in his field. Thanks to Dr. Tureli for demonstrating the quality of the Tech Faculty,” says Campus Provost, Scott Hurst.