Tinh Nguyen, undergraduate student (B3) at The University of Aizu, won the Best Oral Presentation Award at the 5th World Symposium on Communication Engineering (WSCE 2022) (). Tinh Nguyen was transferred to the University of Aizu (UoA) from Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST), Vietnam, in Oct. 2021. He is currently a B3 student under the supervision of Prof. Anh T. Pham and will join the UoA's Honors Program (4+1) from Oct. 2022.

WSCE 2022 is a full three-day conference held in Nagoya University during September 16-18, 2022. The conference is co-sponsored by OPSS China and IEEE, technical co-sponsored by Nagoya University, Nagoya Institute of Technology, and Nagoya University Information Technology Center, IEEE ITSS (Intelligent Transportation Systems Society) Nagoya Chapter, IPSJ (Information Processing Society of Japan) Tokai Branch, non-sponsor supported by IEEE Nagoya Section and IEEE Japan Council.

The award-winning paper, " Echo State Network for Turbulence-Induced Fading Channel Prediction in Free-Space Optical Systems," studies a prediction scheme for accurately updating the channel state information (CSI) over Free-space optics turbulence-induced fading channels. In particular, the echo state network (ESN) model, a form of recurrent neural network (RNN) with low computational complexity yet high efficiency, is employed for turbulence channel prediction in FSO systems. Simulation results based on experimental FSO channel data indicate that the ESN model has excellent prediction performance in FSO systems. The study is a part of the project funded by JSPS Kakenhi Grant number 21K11870 led by Prof. Anh T. Pham.

Comment from Tinh Nguyen: "It is my great honor to receive the best oral presentation award at WSCE 2022 after one year of studying at the University of Aizu. This is my first time attending a conference, and this award is beyond my expectations. I would like to take this opportunity to express my deepest gratitude to my supervisor, Prof. Anh T. Pham, for his kind support and constant encouragement, as well as to Dr. Hoang D. Le for his patient guidance and great contributions to the paper. Without their help, I could not have had this achievement. Besides, I sincerely appreciate the University of Aizu for providing a good environment where I could focus on studying and doing research. I believe that this great accomplishment would be an enormous motivation for me for my future work."

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Tinh Nguyen received the Award at the Conference Banquet

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5th World Symposium on Communication Engineering (WSCE 2022)