Prof. Al Bovik Awarded 2013 SPIE Technology Achievement Award

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 7:00pm

<p>UT ECE professor <a href=http://www.ece.utexas.edu/directory/directory_details.cfm?id=79>Al Bovik</a> has been awarded the 2013 SPIE Technology Achievement Award for Broad and Lasting Contributions to the Field of Perception-Based Image Processing.” According to SPIE, the SPIE Technology Achievement Award is given annually to recognize outstanding technical accomplishment in optics, electro-optics, photonic engineering, or imaging. The recipient shall have contributed significantly to the advancement of one or more of these areas with specific demonstrations or applications.</p><p><strong>Dr. Alan Conrad Bovik</strong> is the Keys and Joan Curry/Cullen Trust Endowed Chair at The University of Texas at Austin, where he is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Department of Computer Sciences, and the Department of Biomedical Engineering. He is the Director of the Laboratory for Image and Video Engineering (LIVE) in the Center for Perceptual Systems.</p>;2013-02-22 00:00:00
432;Computer Engineering Moves Into the Top 5 in US News and World Report Rankings;<p>The graduate Computer Engineering program at UT ECE is now ranked as a Top 5 program according to the latest rankings published by U.S. News and World Report. The program moved up four places in the latest rankings.</p><p>“Graduate programs are critical to the research university ecosystem, and UT Austin’s graduate programs continue to be a source of strength, advancing the whole university,” said President Bill Powers, who also serves as vice chair of the Association of American Universities. “We should all be very proud of the progress UT Austin continues to make in graduate education.”</p><p>Since 2006, the number of UT Austin programs ranked in the top 5 has climbed from 9 to 16.</p>;2013-03-20 00:00:00
433;Prof. Robert Heath and Students Receive 2013 EURASIP Best Paper Award for the Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking;<p>UT ECE professor Robert Heath and several of his students have received the 2013 EURASIP Best Paper Award for the Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking for their paper Relay architectures for 3GPP LTE-advanced.</p><p>The paper was co-authored by Steven W. Peters, Ali Y. Panah, Kien T. Truong, Robert W. Heath and appeared in the EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking in July 2009.</p><p>The overall aim of the EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking (EURASIP JWCN) is to bring together science and applications of wireless communications and networking technologies with emphasis on signal processing techniques and tools. It is directed at both practicing engineers and academic researchers. </p><p><img src=/images/headshots/heath.jpg alt=RObert Heath class=inline-image align=left>Dr. Robert W. Heath Jr. is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of the Wireless Networking and Communications Group and Director of the Wireless Systems Innovations Lab.</p>;2013-03-21 00:00:00
434;Prof. Andrea Alu Receives 2013 OSA Adolph Lomb Medal;<p>UT ECE professor Andrea Alu has received the2013 OSA Adolph Lomb Medal ‘For outstanding contributions to the fields of optical metamaterials and plasmonic optics, and for development of the concept of plasmonic cloaking.</p><p>The Adolph Lomb Medal, established in 1940, is presented to a person who has made a noteworthy contribution to optics at an early age. The candidate cannot be older than the age of 35 in the calendar year of presentation.</p> <p>This award is endowed through the OSA Foundation by contributions from the Global Engineering Organization of Bausch + Lomb and the journal Progress in Quantum Electronics, published by Elsevier. The award consists of a silver medal, a certificate and a $3,000 honorarium, and will be presented at the Frontiers in Optics, OSA Annual meeting , Orlando, FL, October 6-10, 2013.</p><p><img src=/images/headshots/alu.jpg alt=Andrea Alu class=inline-image align=left>Andrea Alù is an Assistant Professor in the Electrical & Computer Engineering department at The University of Texas at Austin. Over the last few years, he has won several international research awards, among which the prestigious URSI Issac Koga Gold Medal (2011), an NSF CAREER award (2010), the AFOSR Young Investigator Award (2010), the Leopold B. Felsen Award for Excellence in Electrodynamics (2008), the SUMMA Graduate Fellowship in Advanced Electromagnetics (2004), Young Scientist Awards from URSI General Assembly (2005) and URSI Commission B (2007 and 2004), IEEE AP-S Student Paper award (2003) and the Raj Mittra Travel Grant Award (2004). </p>