Electrical and computer engineering professor wins IEEE Communications Society’s best paper award

Published: June 01, 2021

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Shiwen Mao, the Earle C. Williams Eminent Scholar Chair and professor of electrical and computer engineering, and his collaborators have received the IEEE Communications Society’s 2021 Outstanding Paper Award. Their winning paper is titled “Optimized Computation Offloading Performance in Virtual Edge Computing Systems via Deep Reinforcement Learning” and was published in the IEEE Internet of Things Journal in June 2019. The award will be presented at the IEEE International Conference on Communications in June.

The paper presents a design of optimized computation offloading policies for a virtual mobile edge computing, or MEC, system. Under the dual constraints of dynamic wireless access channel and mobile device’s energy consumption, a novel double deep Q-network, or DQN-based strategic computation offloading algorithm is proposed to learn the optimal policy without requiring a priori knowledge of network dynamics.

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Submitted by: Cassie Montgomery