With the October signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the Center for Advanced Communications (CAC) at Villanova University and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia, formalized a framework for collaboration in research, education and teaching opportunities. This MOU marks the CAC’s 13th international partnership.
Both UNSW and Villanova see the value of strengthening the universities’ scientific exchange and cooperation. The two institutions will collaborate on research in the areas of sparse sampling and sparse antenna arrays for radar, communications and satellite navigations, leading to efficient, flexibly deployable, fast data acquisition, and low cost, reconfigurable systems. Other topics of mutual interest also will be explored.
This collaboration began with UNSW doctoral candidate Xiangrong Wang’s seven-month visit to Villanova from February through October 2014. Ms. Wang’s work at the CAC produced several conference papers and four IEEE journal papers, which have been accepted for publication.
MOUs with international institutions have resulted in more than 80 publications with CAC faculty throughout the last 10 years. Co-authors have included faculty and student researchers from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Montenegro and Algeria.