Dimitri Bertsekas has been chosen as the recipient of the 2009 INFORMS Expository Writing Award. Read the full text of the announcement here.
At the recent 2009 INFORMS Annual Meeting in San Diego, Dan Iancu was awarded the INFORMS Optimization Society Student Paper Prize. The Student Paper Prize recognizes the most outstanding paper in optimization that is submitted to and received by, or published in a refereed professional journal no more than three years before the closing date of the nomination. Dan is jointly supervised by Prof. Dimitris Bertsimas and Prof. Pablo Parrilo.
The Best Paper Award at the IEEE Global Communication Conference (Globecom), 2009 was awarded to Stefano Maranò, Wesley Gifford, Henk Wymeersch and Moe Win for their paper Nonparametric Obstruction Detection for UWB Localization.
Julien Hendrickx, who recently completed his Ph.D. at the Universite Catholique de Louvain (Belgium) and is currently a postdoc in LIDS, is the winner of the 2009 Alcatel Bell-Lucent scientific prize for a Belgian PhD thesis on original new concepts and/or applications in the field of information and communication technologies.
Devavrat Shah's students, Shreevatsa Rajagopalan and Jin Woo Shin, have received the Outstanding Student Paper Award at the ACM Signmetrics/Performance Conference (the flagship conference for the ACM Special Interest Group for computer systems performance evaluation) for their paper "Network Adiabatic Theorem: An Efficient Randomized Protocol for Contention Resolution".
Kush Varshney has been recognized as having one of the outstanding student papers at the upcoming International Conference on Fusion, to be held in Seattle this summer.
Prof. Eduardo Sontag, a long-time friend of and visitor to LIDS has been elected a Fellow of SIAM. Eduardo is one of the inaugural class of SIAM fellows, making this even more notable.
Lynne Dell has just been selected to receive a 2009 School of Engineering Infinite Mile Award for Excellence.
Julien Hendrickx received the 2008 EECI (European Embedded Control Institute) PhD Award in recognition of the best PhD thesis in Europe in the field of Embedded and Networked Control.
Prof. Mujdat Cetin of Sabanci University in Turkey - and also a former LIDS Research Scientist and continuing LIDS affiliate has just been announced as the recipient of The Turkish Academy of Sciences Young Scientist Award.
Prof. Devavrat Shah is the recipient of the first ACM Sigmetrics Rising Star Award.
Sue Patterson has been selected to receive the 2008 School of Engineering Infinite Mile Award for Excellence.
Prof. Asu Ozdaglar is the 2008 winner of the Donald P. Eckman Award, given to the best control engineer younger than 35. The citation will read: “For contributions to optimization theory, game theory and its applications to congested markets, and learning in large networks with applications to human and social networks".
Erik Sudderth, a recent LIDS grad, has been listed as one of the IEEE Intelligent Systems top "Ten to Watch" - a list chosen from all over the world.
Doris Inslee will be receiving an 2008 MIT Excellence Award for "Serving the Client: providing consistent and exceptional service."
Prof. Muriel Medard has been elevated by the IEEE Board of Directors this morning to Fellow of IEEE, effective 1 January 2008, with the following citation: "for contributions to wideband wireless fading channels and network coding."
On October 8 2008, the Université catholique de Louvain conferred the title of Doctor Honoris Causa to Prof. John Tsitsiklis in recognition of his fundamental contributions to the theory and application of optimization in distributed and stochastic systems.
Prof. David Forney, together with his co-author Daniel Costello Jr., has been awarded the 2009 IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award. They received this award for their paper "Channel Coding: The Road to Channel Capacity" which appeared in the Proceedings of the IEEE in June 2007.
Srikanth Jagabathula received the Best Student Paper Award at NIPS 2008 for the paper, “Inferring rankings under constrained sensing”.
Animashree Anandkumar, a visiting scholar with LIDS and the Stochastic Systems Group, has just been selected for the 2008 IEEE Signal Processing Society Young Author Best Paper Award for her paper "Type-Based Random Access for Distributed Detection over Multiaccess Fading Channels" which appeared in the Oct. 2007 issue of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing. Anandkumar is studying for her PhD at Cornell University, under Professor Lang Tong.
Brian Jones is one of two recipients of the 2007 Steven Wade Neiterman Award.