Eleven ECE graduate students and one undergraduate student have won nine Best Paper awards between them this past year. This is an amazing accomplishment, says departmental chairman Tony Ambler. These awards come from major conferences. The competition is unbelievable. Some of these conferences only accept 20% of the papers submitted and to rise to the top of such a select group is a testament to the quality of our students' hard work.
The papers cover a range of topics from circuit design to communications to data mining. Lightening struck twice for graduate student Ramakrishna Kotla who received two best paper awards during a 5-month period and for Dr. Robert Heath who co-authored two of the papers.