Best Paper Awards

  • “Phantom Validation of Diffusion-Relaxation Correlation Spectroscopic Imaging (DR-CSI).”
    • By Daeun Kim, Eamon K. Doyle, Jessica L. Wisnowski and Justin P. Haldar
    • ISMRM 25th Annual Meeting, Honolulu, 2017, p. 609.
    • 1st Place Award for best abstract presentation from the ISMRM Quantitative MR Study Group
  • “Navigator-free EPI ghost correction using low-rank matrix modeling: Theoretical insights and practical improvements”
    • By Rodrigo A. Lobos, Tae Hyung Kim, W. Scott Hoge and Justin P. Haldar
    • ISMRM 25th Annual Meeting, Honolulu, 2017, p. 449
    • ISMRM Merit Awards: Summa Cum Laude
  • “Faster Diffusion-Relaxation Correlation Spectroscopic Imaging (DR-CSI) using Optimized Experiment Design”
    • By Daeun Kim and Justin P. Haldar
    • ISMRM 25th Annual Meeting, Honolulu, 2017, p. 176
    • ISMRM Merit Awards: Magna Cum Laude
  • “Wave-LORAKS for faster Wave-CAIPI MRI”
    • By Tae Hyung Kim, Berkin Bilgic, Daniel Polak, Kawin Setsompop and Justin P. Haldar
    • ISMRM 25th Annual Meeting, Honolulu, 2017, p. 1037
    • ISMRM Merit Awards: Magna Cum Laude
  • “The Exact Rate-Memory Tradeoff for Caching with Uncoded Prefetching”
    • By Qian Yu and Salman Avestimehr
    • IEEE Jack Keil Wolf Student Paper Award
    • 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory
  • “Measure and prediction of HEVC perceptually lossy/lossless boundary QP values”
    • By Qin Huang, Haiqiang Wang, Sung Chang Lim, Hui Yong Kim, Se Yoon Jeong and C.-C. Jay Kuo
    • Capocelli Prize in 2017 Data Compression Conference (DCC)
    • Data Compression Conference (DCC), Snowbird, Utah, USA, April 4-7, 2017
  • “Measure and prediction of HEVC perceptually lossy/lossless boundary QP values”
    • By Qin Huang, Haiqiang Wang, Sung Chang Lim, Hui Yong Kim, Se Yoon Jeong and C.-C. Jay Kuo
    • Capocelli Prize in 2017 Data Compression Conference (DCC)
    • Data Compression Conference (DCC), Snowbird, Utah, USA, April 4-7, 2017
  • “”A Robust and Tree-Free Hybrid Clocking Technique for RSFQ Circuits – CSR Application”
    • By Ramy N. Tadros and Peter A. Beerel
    • ElectronicsConference(ISEC), Sorrento, Italy, May 2017
    • Award: Runners Up of the SNF Contest for Best Contributed ISEC 2017 Presentations
  • “Pre-demosaic Light Field Image Compression using Graph Lifting Transform”
    • By Yung-Hsuan Chao, Gene Cheung and Antonio Ortega
    • IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, September 2017
    • Award: ICIP 2017 Best Student Paper Award

  • “Optoelectronic Devices based on Two-Dimensional Transition Metal Dichalcogenides”
    • By H. Tian, M. L. Chin, S. Najmaei, Q. Guo, F. Xia, H. Wang, M. Dubey, and Han Wang
    • Citations: Nano Research, 9 (6), 1543-1560, 2016
    • Award: Top paper award in the journal Nano Research
  • “Highly Accelerated Brain DCE MRI with Direct Estimation of Pharmacokinetic Parameter Maps.”
    • ByY GuoY ZhuSG LingalaRM LebelKS Nayak
    • ISMRM Merit Awards: Summa Cum Laude
    • Proc. ISMRM 23rd Scientific Sessions, Toronto, June 2015, p573. 
  • “Simultaneous Multi-slice Airway Compliance Measurement using Sparse Golden-angle Radial CAIPIRINHA.”
    • By Z Wu, MCK Khoo, KS Nayak
    • ISMRM Merit Awards: Summa Cum Laude
    • Proc. ISMRM 23rd Scientific Sessions, Toronto, June 2015, p242. 
  • “Accelerated DCE MRI Using Constrained Reconstruction Based On Pharmaco-kinetic Model Dictionaries.”
    • BySG LingalaY GuoY Zhu, S Barnes, RM LebelKS Nayak
    • ISMRM Merit Awards: Magna Cum Laude
    • Proc. ISMRM 23rd Scientific Sessions, Toronto, June 2015, p196. 
  • “Accelerated Cardiac Cine Using Locally Low Rank and Total Variation Constraints.”
    • ByX MiaoSG LingalaY GuoT JaoKS Nayak
    • ISMRM Merit Awards: Magna Cum Laude
    • Proc. ISMRM 23rd Scientific Sessions, Toronto, June 2015, p571. 
  • “High spatio-temporal resolution multi-slice real time MRI of speech using golden angle spiral imaging with constrained reconstruction, parallel imaging, and a novel upper airway coil.”
    • By SG LingalaY ZhuYC Kim, A Toutios, S Narayanan, KS Nayak
    • ISMRM Merit Awards: Magna Cum Laude
    • Proc. ISMRM 23rd Scientific Sessions, Toronto, June 2015, p689.
  • “A Framework for Identification of Brain Network Dynamics Using A Novel Binary Noise Modulated Electrical Stimulation Pattern”
    • By Yuxiao Yang
    • Best Student Paper Award
    • Proc. IEEE International Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2015.
  • “Automated Evaluation of Non-Native English Pronunciation Quality: Combining Knowledge- and Data-Driven Features”
  • “Decentralized Stochastic Control with Partial History Sharing: A Common Information Approach”
    • By Dr. Ashutosh Nayyar
    • IEEE Control Systems Society’s George S. Axelby Outstanding paper Award
    • Proc. IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2015
  • “Simultaneous Multi-slice MRI Reconstruction using LORAKS.”
    • By T. H. Kim, J. P. Haldar

    • ISMRM Merit Awards: Magna Cum Laude.

    • Proc. ISMRM 23rd Scientific Sessions, Toronto, June 2015, p78
  • “A 3.9 mW, 35-44/41-59.5 GHz distributed injection locked frequency divider” 
    • By Alireza Imani and Hossein Hashemi
    • IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC)
    • Best Student Paper Award, 1st Place
  • “Interlayer Interactions in Anisotropic Atomically-thin Rhenium Diselenide”
    • By H. Zhao, J. Wu, H. Zhong, Q. Guo, X. Wang, F. Xia, L. Yang, P.-H. Tan, and Han Wang
    • Citations: Nano Research, 8, 11, pp. 3651-3661, 2015.
    • Award: Top paper award in the journal Nano Research
  • “Investigations of Upper Airway Obstruction Pattern in Sleep Apnea Benefit from Real-Time 3D MRI.”
    • ByY-C Kim, B Joshi, S Loloyan, R Kato, MCK Khoo, SLD Ward, KS Nayak
    • ISMRM Merit Awards: Magna Cum Laude
    • Proc. ISMRM 22nd Scientific Sessions, Milan, May 2014, p4387.
  • “On the Continuity of Type-1 and Interval Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Systems”
    • By Dongrui Wu
    • 2014 IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Outstanding Paper Award
    • IEEE Trans. on Fuzzy Systems, vol. 19,  pp, 179-192, Feb. 2011.
  • “Astrocyte on Neuronal Phase Synchrony in CMOS”
    • By Yilda Irizarry-Valle and Alice C. Parker
    • Best Paper in Track
    • IEEE ISCAS, Melbourne, Australia, June, 2014.
  • “Towards a Sampling Theorem for Signals on Arbitrary Graphs”
    • By A. Gadde, A. Anis and A. Ortega
    • Best Student Paper Award
    • International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) Florence, Italy, May 2014.
  • “Classification of Cognitive Load from Speech using an i-vector Framework”
  • “Analysis of emotion recognition using facial expressions, speech and multimodal information”
  • Speech motor control primitives arising from a dynamical systems model of vocal tract articulation.”
    • By Vikram Ramanarayanan, Louis Goldstein and Shrikanth Narayanan
    • Northern Digital Inc. Excellence Award
    • Proc. 10th International Seminar on Speech Production (ISSP), 2014.
  • Enhanced airway-tissue boundary segmentation for real-time magnetic resonance imaging data.”
    • By Jangwon Kim, Naveen Kumar, Sungbok Lee and Shrikanth Narayanan
    • Northern Digital Inc. Excellence Award
    • Proc. 10th International Seminar on Speech Production (ISSP), 2014.
  • “A Novel Approach for Statistical Estimation of HARDI Diffusion Parameters from Rician and Non-Central Chi Magnitude Images.”
    • By D. Varadarajan, J. P. Haldar
    • ISMRM Merit Awards: Magna Cum Laude
    • Proc. ISMRM 22nd Scientific Sessions, Milan, May 2014, p801.
  •  “P-LORAKS: Low-rank modeling of local k-space neighborhoods with parallel imaging data.:
    • By J. Zhuo, J. P. Haldar
    • ISMRM Merit Awards: Magna Cum Laude
    • Proc. ISMRM 22nd Scientific Sessions, Milan, May 2014, p745.
  • “Coherence in large-scale networks: dimension dependent limitations of local feedback”
  • “Scalable preparation of porous silicon nanoparticles and their application for lithium-ion battery anodes.”
  • “An 800 MSPS quadrature DDFS and integrated nonlinear DAC-filter with less than 15 ns instantaneous frequency hopping time”
    • By S. Subramanian and H. Hashemi
    • 2nd Prize, Best Student Paper Award
    • IEEE International Microwave Symposium, 2013
  • “A 0.5 – 3 GHz software-defined radio receiver using sample domain signal processing in 65nm LP CMOS”
    • By R. Chen and H. Hashemi
    • 3rd Prize, Best Student Paper Award
    • IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit Symposium, 2013
  • “Real-Time MRI Can Differentiate Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders in Children.”
    • By Y-C Kim, S Loloyan, Z Wu, W Tran, R Kato, SLD Ward, MCK Khoo, KS Nayak
    • ISMRM Merit Awards: Magna Cum Laude 
    • Proc. ISMRM 21st Scientific Sessions, Salt Lake City, April 2013, p251.
  • A two-step technique for MRI audio enhancement using dictionary learning and wavelet packet analysis
  • Speech paralinguistic event detection using probabilistic time-series smoothing and masking
  •  “Accelerating Data Acquisition for Reversed-Gradient Distortion Correction in Diffusion MRI: A Constrained Reconstruction Approach.”
    • By C. Bhushan, A. A. Joshi, R. M. Leahy, J. P. Haldar
    • ISMRM Merit Awards: Magna Cum Laude
    • Proc. ISMRM 21st Scientific Sessions, Salt Lake City, April 2013, p55.
  • “Wireless Network Information Flow: A Deterministic Approach”
    • By S. Avestimehr , S. Diggavi , D. Tse
    • Joint Paper Award; Communications Society and Information Theory Society, 2013
    • IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Apr. 2011.
  • “Automatic off-resonance correction with piecewise linear autofocus”
    • By TB Smith, KS Nayak
    • ISMRM Merit Awards: Summa Cum Laude 
    • Proc. ISMRM 20th Scientific Sessions, Melbourne, May 2012, p218
  • Noise Can Speed Convergence in Markov Chains
    • By Brandon Franzke and Bart Kosko
    • Best Paper Award
    • Physical Review E, vol. 84, 041112-1 – 041112-14, 10 October 2011.
  • “Accelerated Liver Fat Quantitation Using Parallel Imaging and Compressed Sensing”
    • By SD SharmaHH HuKS Nayak
    • ISMRM Merit Awards: Summa Cum Laude
    • Proc. ISMRM 20th Scientific Sessions, Melbourne, May 2012, p400.
  • “Towards Dynamic 3D MRI of Speech”
    • By Y ZhuYC Kim, MI Proctor, SS Narayanan, KS Nayak
    • ISMRM Merit Awards: Magna Cum Laude
    • Proc. ISMRM 20th Scientific Sessions, Melbourne, May 2012, p294.
  • “Measurement of upper airway compliance using dynamic MRI”
    • By YC Kim, X Wang, W Tran, MCK Khoo, KS Nayak
    • ISMRM Merit Awards: Magna Cum Laude
    • Proc. ISMRM 20th Scientific Sessions, Melbourne, May 2012, p3688.
  • “Channel Identification: Secret Sharing Using Reciprocity in Ultrawideband Channels”
    • By Robert Wilson, R. A. Scholtz, and David Tse
    • 2012 Best Paper Award, IEEE Signal Processing Society
    • IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, Volume: 2, No. 3, September 2007.
  • Intelligibility classification of pathological speech using fusion of multiple high level descriptors
  • “Kinetic Parameter Estimation in Dynamic PET with a Sparsity-Regularized Mixture Model.”
    • By Y. Lin, J. P. Haldar, Q. Li, R. M. Leahy
    • 1st Place Student Paper Award
    • Proc. IEEE Medical Imaging Conference, Anaheim, 2012.
  • “Intraocular Camera for Retinal Prostheses:  Design Constraints Based on Visual Psychophysics”
    • By Noelle R.B. Stiles, USC Third Year Undergraduate
    • Student Presentation Award 
    • 2007 Annual Meeting of the Optical Society of America, San Jose, California, September 2007.
  • “Intraocular Camera for Retinal Prostheses: Optical Design”
    • By Michelle C. Hauer, USC Ph.D. Candidate
    • Student Presentation Award
    • 2007 Annual Meeting of the Optical Society of America, San Jose, California, September 2007
  • “A fully integrated 24GHz 4-channel phased-array transceiver in 0.13mm CMOS based on a variable phase ring oscillator and PLL architecture”
    • By H. Krishnaswamy and H. Hashemi
    • Lewis Winner Award for Outstanding Paper
    • IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), 2007. 
  • Analyzing the multimodal behaviors of users of a speech-to-speech translation device by using concept matching scores”
    • By JongHo Shin, Panayiotis Georgiou and Shrikanth S. Narayanan
    • Best Student Paper Award
    • Proc. IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP), 2007.
  • “Video streaming over 3G networks with GOP-based priority scheduling”
    • By Yongjin Cho, Do-Kyoung Kwon, C.-C. Jay Kuo, Renxiang Huang, Claudio Lima, Jim D. Black and James J. Pan
    • Best Paper Award
    • Proc. IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing (IIH-MSP), 2006.
  • “Iterative equalization and decoding for unsynchronized OFDMA uplink transmissions”
    • By Man-On Pun, Michele Morelli and C.-C. Jay Kuo
    • Best Student Paper Award
    • Proc. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC 2006-F), Montreal, Canada, September 25-28, 2006.
  • An attribute-based approach to audio description applied to segmenting vocal sections in popular music songs”
    • By Shiva Sundaram and Shrikanth S. Narayanan
    • Best Student Paper Award
    • Proc. International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP), 2006.
  • “Evaluation of an Ultra-Wideband Propagation Channel”
    • By Jean Marc CramerMoe Z. Win and R. A. Scholtz
    • S. A. Schelkunoff Prize Paper AwardIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, 2003
    • IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, May 2002.
  • “Hybrid Fixed-Dwell-Time Search Techniques for Rapid Acquisition of Ultra-Wideband Signals”
    • By Eric Homier and R. A. Scholtz
    • Best Paper Award (from the meeting organizers for the paper)
    • IWUWBS2003, Oulu, Finland, June 2003.
  • “The Influence of Reverberation on Multichannel Equalization: An Experimental Comparison Between Methods”
    • By S. Bharitkar and C. Kyriakakis
    • Best Paper Award
    • Proc. 37th IEEE Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Pacific Grove, CA. Nov. 2003.
  • “Acquisition of Spread-Spectrum Signals by an Adaptive Array”
    • By Duncan Dlugos and R. A. Scholtz
    • Senior Award; IEEE Signal Processing Society, 2002
    • IEEE Transactions on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, August 1989.
  • “Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Systems”
    • By Nilesh N. Karnik, Jerry M. Mendel and Qilian Liang
    • Outstanding Paper Award
    • IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, vol. 7, no. 6, pp. 643-658, Dec. 1999.
  • “ATM Based Ultrawide Bandwidth (UWB) Multiple-Access Radio Network for Multimedia PCS”
    • By Z. Win, J. H. Ju, X. Qiu  , R. A. Scholtz V. O. K. Li,
    • Best Paper Award  
    • Fourth Annual Engineers Conference at NetWorld+Interop, 1997.
  • “Strategies for minimizing the intercept time in  a mobile communication network with directive/adaptive antennas.”
    • By J.-H. Oh and R. A. Scholtz
    • Ellersick Award for the Outstanding Unclassified Paper
    • Milcom Conference, 1997.
  • “Identification of Non-Minimum Phase Systems Using Higher-Order Statistics”
    • By Georgios B. Giannakis and Jerry M. Mendel
    • Best Paper AwardIEEE Signal Processing Society, 1992
    • IEEE Trans. on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing,  Vol. 37, March 1989.
  • “Maximum-Likelihood Seismic Deconvolution”
    • By John Kormylo and Jerry M. Mendel
    • Best Transactions Paper Award
    • IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, pp. 72-82, January 1983.