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EECS graduate students are making news as they make valuable research contributions and take on leadership roles in building the quality of graduate student life.  Please let us know about awards received at major conferences by sending the details to Patsy Sampson, Communications Coordinator for EECS.

Jadidian receives IEEE Guenther and best paper awards at IEEE conferences
Jouya Jadidian has been selected as the 2012 Arthur H. Guenther Award recipient for outstanding contributions to the field of pulsed-power science and technology by the PPS&T Committee of the IEEE NPSS society. He was also selected for best paper award at the combined 19th IEEE Pulsed Power Conference and the 40th IEEE Conference on Plasma Science (PPPS2013), held in San Francisco, CA, where he also received the best paper award. This paper has also been recently featured on the cover of Journal Applied Physics (Issue of August 14, 2013).
Jouya Jadidian wins PPPS 2013 Best Paper Award
Jouya Jadidian has been awarded the best student paper prize at IEEE PPPS 2013, the combined 19th IEEE Pulsed Power Conference (PPC) and the 40th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS) which was held June 2013 in San Francisco, CA, for the paper entitled, “Abrupt Changes in Streamer Propagation Velocity Driven by Electron Velocity Saturation and Microscopic Inhomogeneities.”
Arijit Banerjee wins APEC 2013 Outstanding Presentation
Arijit Banerjee was selected as the winner of the 2013 Applied Power Electronics Conference Outstanding Presentation. He was selected for presenting the work titled "Control Architecture for a Doubly-fed Induction Machine Propulsion Drive." Banerjee, the lead author worked with Michael S. Tomovich, Steven B. Leeb and James L. Kirtley. Professors Leeb and Kirtley are Banerjee's supervisors.
Faraz Najafi from Berggren Lab wins first place at 2012 Applied Superconductivity Conference
EECS PhD candidate Faraz Najafi together with another student (Qingyuan Zhao, Visiting Graduate Student) won first place for the Best Student Poster at the Applied Superconductivity Conference that was held Oct. 7-12, 2012 in Portland, Oregon.
SIGGRAPH 2012 Student Research Competition: Kirmani, Colaco among five winning teams
Andrea Colaco, MIT Media Lab graduate student and EECS graduate student Ahmed Kirmani were one of five finalist teams in the ACM Student Research Competition at SIGGRAPH 2012 held in Los Angeles, CA, August 5-9, 2012. Colaco and Kirmani's work is titled "CoDAC: Compressive Depth Acquisition Using a Single Time-Resolved Sensor."