Al Bovik and Sriram Vishwanath win EURASIP Best Paper Awards

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP) has announced the winners of the 2020 Best Paper Awards. Two of the four winning papers were written by WNCG faculty members with their students and postdoctoral fellows. 

EURASIP-sponsored journals each give their own award—either annually or biennially, depending on the number of papers published per year. A sub-committee for each journal evaluates the papers according to relevance, quality, style, and originality in order to select a winner.

Papers considered for the 2020 awards were published between 2015 to 2018 in Signal Processing, EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, or Signal Processing: Image Communication.

Prof. Al Bovik won the award from Signal Processing: Image Communication for the paper “Blind Image Quality Assessment by Relative Gradient Statistics and Adaboosting Neural Network.” Bovik co-authored the article with colleagues from Beijing Institute of Technology Lixiong Liu, Yi Hua, Qingjie Zhao, and Hua Huang. The article was published in the January 2016 volume of Signal Processing: Image Communication. Read the full paper HERE.

This year’s award makes two in a row for Bovik, who also won Image Communication’s biennial Best Paper Award in 2018.

Prof. Sriram Vishwanath’s paper “Cooperative Local Repair in Distributed Storage,” was the winner from Advances in Signal Processing. Vishwanath co-authored the paper with WNCG alumnus Ankit Singh Rawat and colleague Arya Mazumdar. The article appeared in the December 2015 volume of the journal and can be read HERE.

Awards will be presented to the 2020 winners at the 28th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2020). Originally set for this August, the conference has been rescheduled to next January as a safety measure in response to COVID-19.