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Alum Tong Zhang awarded the 2017 Graduate School Distinguished Dissertation Award in Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering

July 13, 2017

Tong Zhang

Tong Zhang (Ph.D. ’17) received the highly competitive University of Washington (UW) 2017 Graduate School Distinguished Dissertation Award in Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering for his UW electrical engineering doctoral thesis.

The thesis, entitled “Integrated Wideband Self-interference Cancellation Techniques for FDD and Full-duplex Wireless Communication,” was the top dissertation in the Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering category. As a graduate student, Zhang worked with Professor Chris Rudell in the Future Analog System Technologies (FAST) Lab.

Throughout his successful academic career, Zhang has received several significant honors, including the prestigious 2016 IEEE Solid-State Circuit Society Pre-Doctoral Award and the UW EE department’s Yang Research Award. Recently, Zhang was the lead author on breakthrough full duplex communication research, which illustrates the impact of his dissertation research.

This is the first time in the UW EE department’s history that a Ph.D. student has received the top dissertation award.