Prof. Al Bovik of Texas ECE and his former students Anish Mittal and Rajiv Soundararajan have received the 2017 Signal Processing Letters Best Paper Award for their paper " “Making a “Completely Blind” Image Quality Analyzer” first published in IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Volume 20, No. 3, March 2013. Prof. Bovik and his students will receive the award at the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing in Calgary in April 2018.
Xinnian Zheng, Ph.D student at Texas ECE along with Prof. Lizy John and Prof. Andreas Gerstlauer received the Best Research Paper Award at the 53rd Design Automation Conference (DAC) held in Austin, Texas in early June. The paper titled, “Accurate Phase-Level Cross-Platform Power and Performance Estimation” received the honor at the leading conference in electronic design automation (EDA).
Prof. Al Bovik and his former student Rajiv Soundararajan have been named recipients of the IEEE Circuits and Systems for Video Technology Best Paper Award for 2016. The award recognizes their 2013 paper “Video Quality Assessment by Reduced Reference Spatio-Temporal Entropic Differencing,” which appeared in the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology in April 2013.
Texas ECE student Xinnian Zheng has received the "Stamatis Vassiliadis Best Paper Award" at the 15th International Conference on Embedded Computer Systems: Architectures, Modeling and Simulation (SAMOS) that took place in Samos, Greece on July 20-23, 2015.
UT ECE graduate student Romain Fleury has been named the recipient of the Best Student Paper Award in Engineering Acoustics at at the 168th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Indianapolis for his work on "Non-Reciprocal Acoustic Devices Based on Spacio-Temporal Angular-Momentum Modulation.” Romain had already been named the recipient of the "Young Presenter Award in Noise" at ASA earlier last month.
UT ECE graduate student Romain Fleury was awarded the Best Student Paper Award at the Metamaterials 2014 conference in Copenhagen, Denmark on August 30, 2014. Romain is under the supervision of Prof. Andrea Alù, and was recognized for the paper "Parity-Time Acoustic Metamaterials and Unidirectional Invisible Sensors."
Ralph Tanbourgi has been named the recipeint of the best student paper award at the 2014 European Wireless Conference for a paper that he co-authored with Prof. Jeffrey Andrews and UT ECE alumnus Harprett Dhillon. The award recognizes the paper “Dual-Branch MRC Receivers in the Downlink under Spatial Interference Correlation." There were 180 papers presented at the conference and one award was given from three finalists.
Prof. Gustavo de Veciana and his PhD student Virag Shah have received a 2014 INFOCOM Best Paper Award for their paper "Performance Evaluation and Asymptotics for Content Delivery Networks." The paper was presented at the 2014 IEEE INFOCOM in Toronto, Canada. It is one of two papers selected for the award from the 313 papers accepted for presentation at the conference. A total of 1650 papers were submitted for presentation at the conference. Gustavo and his students co-authored three of the 313 accepted papers.
Prof. Robert Heath of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (UT ECE) and director of the Wireless and Networking Communications Group (WNCG) and his co-author UT ECE alumnus Kien T.