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EECS Professor Receives Paper Award

EECS professor Dr. Chao Tian and Jie Li, a visiting student under his supervision, have received the 2017 IEEE Jack Kiel Wolf ISIT Student Paper Award. The award was presented to Dr. Tian last Thursday, June 29 at the 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) in Aachen, Germany.

Their paper is called “A generic transformation for optimal repair bandwidth and rebuilding access in MDS codes.”

The IEEE Jack Keil Wolf ISIT Student Paper Award is given to up to 3 outstanding papers for which a student is the principal author and presenter. This author must be a registered student of an educational institution at the time of paper submission to be eligible. The criteria for the award includes both content and presentation. The award consists of a $500 honorarium to be divided equally between all student authors of the paper, and a plaque for each student author.

The Awards Committee is responsible for selecting the winners with the support of the ISIT TPC. The ISIT TPC recommends between 8 and 12 papers as finalists to the Awards Committee. The Awards Committee selects up to 6 papers as finalists. The Awards Committee judges the presentations, selects the winners, and announces the winners at the ISIT banquet.

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