Pakistani Student Wins Award For Her Work On Improving 5G, LTE Services

Bringing a moment of pride for the nation, a Pakistani student has won an Italian award for improving LTE and 5G wireless services.

Qurat ul Ain Nadeem is a Ph.D. student, studying at KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology) has won highly honorable and prestigious Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar Award for her exceptional work in the sphere of transmission technology.

Her research stands out due to multiple aspects. Her distinctive and extensive study in Full-Dimension (FD) massive multiple inputs multiple outputs (MIMO) is advanced and superior to the existing wireless communications. Her findings can be implemented and are capable of doubling the throughput of LTE (Long Term Evolution) services.

The award was presented by the honorable and reputed Marconi Society. Established in 1974 by Guglielmo Marconi”s daughter, the society has played a significant role in promoting technological advancements in internet and new avenues of telecommunications.

The Young Scholars Award, achieved by Qurat ul Ain, is presented to the individuals with significant and revolutionary contributions to the field.

Qurat is pursuing her Ph.D. at KAUST’s Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering division, being supervised by Professor Mohamed-Slim Alouini.

Her supervisor comments on her work saying it is applicable and sustainable. He said that it established a coherent intersection of industry’s perception of the subject and theoretical knowledge.

‘’Qurat’s work establishes a proper link between the industry’s vision for FD-MIMO and the theoretical study of 3-D beam forming’’ – he said.

Qurat said she is hopeful her efforts and achievements will encourage more women to enter the previously, what was perceived to be, ‘male-dominated’ field.

“I think this award will encourage more women in the region to enter the field of science and accomplish even greater things” – commented Qurat.

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