Massimo Franceschetti, Jehoshua
Bruck and Leonard Schulman, won the 2004 S. A. Schelkunoff Transactions Prize Paper Award with their paper, "A Random Walk Model of Wave Propagation," IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 52, No. 5, pp. 1304-1317, May 2004. This award recognizes the paper considered to be the best paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation in the previous year. It is judged on the basis of technical contributions, style and presentation.
Motivated by the problem of deploying wireless access points in urban environments, and frustrated by the fact that propagation was modeled using heuristic techniques - we ventured (propagated...) to a new territory and solved analytically the propagation problem using techniques from probability theory.
This research was supported by the Lee Center.