This award was presented to Zhi Quan, a former PhD student of the laboratory (2005-2009) for his outstanding academic achievements. His PhD dissertation dealt with the development of cooperative spectrum sensing algorithms for cognitive radio systems. He proposed and analyzed liner fusion techniques for cooperative sensing at low SNR conditions. His PhD thesis is entitled
Z. Quan, Cooperative Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Radios, PhD Dissertation, UCLA Elecrtical Engineering Department, June 2009.