Prof. Al Bovik and Prof. Robert Heath Receive IEEE Signal Processing Best Paper Awards

Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 9:45am

UT ECE professors Dr. Robert Heath and Dr. Alan Bovik have each received a Best Paper Award from the IEEE Signal Processing Society for 2013. The Society gives up to six paper awards every year for papers published in each of its transactions and magazine over the five years leading up to the awards.

Dr. Robert Heath received the IEEE Transaction on Signal Processing Best Paper Award of the IEEE Signal Processing Society for 2013, for the paper "Multiuser MIMO in Distributed Antenna Systems with Out-of-Cell Interference", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Volume: 59, No. 10, October 2011. The paper was co-authored with Tao Wu, Young Hoon Kwon, and Anthony Soong.

Dr. Al Bovik received the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award of the IEEE Signal Processing Society for 2013, for the paper “Mean squared error: Love it or leave it? ― A new look at signal fidelity measures,” IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 98-117, January 2009. The paper was co-authored with Zhou Wang.

In addition, the Society gives up to six Young Author Best Paper Awards every year. UT ECE alum Kalpana Seshadrinathan, a former student of Dr. Bovik's, received one of these awards.

Kalpana Seshadrinathan, formerly of the Wireless and Networking Communications Group (WNCG), received the IEEE Signal Processing Society Young Author Best Paper Award for 2013, for the paper “Motion tuned spatio-temporal quality assessment of natural videos,” IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 335-350, February 2010. The paper was co-authored with Dr. Bovik.

All awards will be given at the Awards Ceremony at the IEEE ICASSP 2014 conference in Florence, Italy in May 2014.