This is the second consecutive year to be awarded the honor for both professors.
The IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award was established in 2001 to recognize "outstanding contributions to technologies holding the promise of innovative applications."
Work was presented from participants in three programs: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), Research Experiences for Teachers (RET), and the CISTAR Young Scholars Program.
Prof. Bovik was selected "for seminal contributions and high-impact innovations to the theory and application of perception-based image and video processing."
The Grand Finals showcases winners from each of the ACM special interest groups (SIGs) in competition and included more than 381 student participants.
The award recognizes outstanding achievement in research and teaching by young scholars in the Information Theory community based on the impact of their research in the field of Information Theory as well as their teaching contributions.
The award recognizes members of the Communication Theory Technical Committee (CTTC) of the IEEE Communications Society who have "a distinguished record of service to the CTTC community, including CTTC symposia and workshop organization, leadership roles within the CTTC, and promoting CTTC activities and interests in the broader research community."