Alumnus Thomas Courtade Received the 2012 ISIT Best Paper Award
Dr. Thomas Courtade, who graduated in June from the UCLA EE department with Ph. D. advisor Rick Wesel, received the 2012 ISIT Best Student Paper Award in Cambridge, MA for his paper entitled "Multiterminal Source Coding under Logarithmic Loss" co-authored by Tsachy Weissman. This award is given annually for an outstanding paper presented at the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, with a student making the dominate contribution as well as presenting the paper. The award is based both on the paper's technical contribution as well as the quality of its presentation.
Thomas Coutrade finished with a Distinguished Ph. D. Dissertation Award in Signals & Systems for year 2012.