Spring Fling 2011: EECS awards & recognition


Spring Fling 2011: Annual EECS Awards Event, continued


Ernst A. Guillemin EE SM Thesis Award was presented to:

First place to Kuang Xu (not present) for his thesis titled “On the Power of Centralization in Distributed Processing” under the supervision of Prof. John Tsitsitklis;
Second place to Kimon Drakopoulos (not present) for his thesis titled “Observational Learning with Finite Memory” under the supervision of Profs. Asuman Ozdaglar and John Tsitsiklis; and
Soheil Feizi for his thesis titled “” under the supervision of Prof. Muriel Medard.

George M. Sprowls Scholarship Fund to:

Benjamin E. Rossman (not present) for his thesis titled “Average-Case Complexity of Detecting Cliques” under the supervision of Prof. Madhu Sudan;
Benjamin Snyder (not present) for his thesis titled “Unsupervised Multilingual Learning” under the supervision of Prof. Regina Barzilay;
Jinwoo Shin (not present) for his thesis titled “Efficient Distributed Medium Access Algorithm” under the supervision of Prof. Devavrat Shah;
and honorable mention to:
Alexandr Andoni (not present) for his thesis titled “Nearest Neighbor Search: the Old, the New, and the Impossible” under the supervision of Prof. Piotr Indyk;
Chris Lesniewski-Laas (not present) for his thesis titled “Design and Applications of s Secure and Decentralized Distributed Hash Table” under the supervision of Prof. Frans Kaashoek; and
Alexey A. Radul (not present) for his thesis titled “Propagation Networks: A Flexible and Expressive Substrate for Computation” under the supervision of Prof. Gerald Sussman.

Jin-Au Kong Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Prize

to:

Vivienne Sze (not present) for her thesis titled “Parallel algorithms and architectures for low power video decoding” under the supervision of Prof. Anantha Chandrakasan;
Vincent Y. Tan (not present) for his thesis titled “Large-deviations analysis and applications of learning tree-structured graphical models” under the supervision of Prof. Alan Willsky; and
Tarek A. El Moselhy (not present) for his thesis titled “Field solver technologies for variation-aware interconnect parasitic extraction” under the supervision of Prof. Luca Daniel; and
Hsu-Yi Lee (not present) for his thesis titled “Ultrastructure and nanomechanical properties of aggrecan from native cartilage and engineered tissue”;
and honorable mention to:
Lav R. Varshney for his thesis titled “Unreliable and resource-constrained decoding” under the supervision of Profs. Vivek Goyal and Sanjoy Mitter;
Byungsub Kim (not present) for his thesis titled “Equalized on-chip interconnect modeling, analysis and design” under the supervision of Prof. Vladimir Stojanovic;
Pouya Hashemi for his thesis titled “Gate-all-around silicon nanowire MOSFETs: top-down fabrication and transport enhancement techniques” under the supervision of Prof. Judy Hoyt; and
Michael D. Vahey for his thesis titled “A microfluidic platform for the genome-wide analysis of electrical phenotype physical theories and biological applications” under the supervision of Prof. Joel Voldman;

David A. Chanen Writing Award was presented by Prof. Devadas to Maksim Stepaneika for his thesis titled “Tag Based File System.”

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