A Pakistani Ph.D. student has been selected for the prestigious Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar Award for her outstanding achievement in the field of communication and transmission technology.

Qurat-ul-Ain Nadeem is studying at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and was nominated for the award by the university’s academic advisors. She is going to receive the award along with the cash prize of $5000 in Bologna, Italy on October 2nd.

Her research in Full-Dimension (FD) and massive multiple inputs, multiple outputs (MIMO) is far better in comparison with present wireless communication systems and is more proficient in increasing, almost to double, the average throughput of the Long Term Evolution (LTE) systems.

The proposed system is extremely advantageous in Urban Scenarios as there are more people living in a limited area.

We all know who the inventor Marconi was? Yes, he had developed radio telegraph system. Marconi society was founded in 1974 by Marconi’s daughter to support the field of telecommunication. 

Qurat-ul-ain is among the 4 finalists who will be presented with the award by the society. she expressed her’s gratitude and vows to work more in the field.

“I am a Pakistani woman seeking a Ph.D. in Saudi Arabia, which vocalizes about the country’s new focus on research and innovation,” Qurat-ul-Ain said.

After receiving her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), she moved to KSA for pursuing a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in 2015, under the guidance of Professor Mohamed-Slim Alouini.

Mohamed-Slim_Alouini and Qurat-ul-ain
Qurat-ul-ain with her professor Mohamed Salim Alouini

“Her’s effort authenticates a precise connection between the manufacturer’s sight for FD-MIMO and the academic study of 3-D beamforming,” supported her’s professor.

Qurat-ul-ain approach towards 5G is distinctive as she focused on the 3D channel modeling and technical aspects of the antenna pattern in extent as related to the prior studies which went on the uniformity of FD-MIMO technology in the 3GPP.

Source: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology