October 14, 2008
Recent DSSC graduate Xinde Hu and Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Vijayakumar Bhagavatula have received the Best Student Paper in Signal Processing and Coding for Data Storage Award from the Data Storage Technical Committee (DSTC) of the IEEE Communication Society.
Their paper, "Error Floor Estimation of Long LDPC Codes on Partial Response Channels," was presented last November at the IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM2007) in Washington, D.C. The paper's co-authors included Zongwang Li of Exalt Communications Inc. and Richard Barndt of STMicroelectronics. As part of the prize, the authors will receive a plaque and honorarium at the DSTC technical committee meeting at GLOBECOM2008, scheduled for Nov. 30–Dec. 4 in New Orleans.