Kathleen Yang is a PhD candidate whose research interests lie at the intersection of wireless communications and signal processing. In previous work, Kathleen developed an impulsive modulation scheme that encodes information in both time and frequency, as well as a corresponding compressed sensing receiver. A MathWorks Fellowship will support Kathleen’s current work on GRAND-assisted multi-user detection, which is a technique that combines users’ symbols and codebooks to achieve better detection and error correction. She relies on MathWorks tools for many core aspects of her research, such as utilizing vectorized code to improve the efficiency of her simulations for physical layer and multiple access channel communications. In particular, she heavily uses modulation and error correction-related functions. Kathleen’s research holds exciting potential to advance the field of wireless communication as a whole and to yield tools and strategies that will power the work of many other researchers.