Joohyun Lee wins 2016 IEEE Communications Society William R. Bennett Prize

Posted: May 18, 2016

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For typical smart phone users, mobile networking applications can use up data quota quickly in the midst of sketchy Wi-Fi service.

By collecting vast amounts of Wi-Fi connectivity data, Ohio State University postdoctoral researcher Joohyun Lee is exploring the potential and process of offloading mobile data thorugh Wi-Fi networks instead. 

His efforts could someday help make cellular networks less congested and the work recently earned him the distinguished 2016 IEEE Communications Society William R. Bennett Prize in the field of communications networking.

Lee said the award is presented during the May 24 IEEE International Conference on Communications held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The honor specifically centers upon Lee's research article, "Mobile Data Offloading: How much can wi-fi deliver?" featured in the IEEE/ACM Transactions On Networking, Volume 21, No. 2, pages 536-551 in April 2013. It was co-authored by collaborators Kyunghan Lee, Assistant Professor at The Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology; Injong Rhee, Executive Vice President at Samsung Electronics & Professor at North Carolina State University; Song Chong, Professor at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology; and Yung Yi, Associate Professor at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. 

Winners of the IEEE Communications Society William R. Bennett Prize are nominated by guest editors and readers of the publication. The list is then narrowed down to a select few. The IEEE Communications Society Awards Committee then deliberates the final selection.

Lee received his BS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea, before coming to Ohio State. His research interests are in the areas of mobility-aware networks, network economics, and energy-efficient mobile networking and computing.