Fall 2015 Thesis Awards

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Friday, November 13, 2015 - 4:15pm

2015 Fall thesis award winners and their supervisors.

Photo: Fall 2015 thesis award winners and their supervisors.

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is proud to present the following awards for SM and PhD theses for Fall 2015. 

2015 George M. Sprowls Award for outstanding PhD thesis in CS
Nathan Beckmann
Design and Analysis of Spatially-Partitioned Shared Caches
Supervisor: Daniel Sanchez

Jeffrey Bezanson
Abstraction in Technical Computing
Supervisor: Alan Edelman

George Chen
Latent Source Models for Nonparametric Inference
Supervisors: Polina Golland and Devavrat Shah

Alvin K. Cheung
Rethinking the Application-Database Interface
Supervisors: Sam Madden and Armando Solar-Lezama

Sergey Gorbunov
Cryptographic tools for the Cloud
Supervisor: Vinod Vaikuntanathan

Swarun Kumar 
Pushing the Limits of Wireless Networks
Supervisor: Dina Katabi

Aaron D. Sidford
Iterative Methods, Combinatorial Optimization, and Linear Programming
Supervisor: Jonathan Kelner

2015 Jin-Au Kong Doctoral Thesis Award for outstanding PhD thesis in EE, 1st place
Jianqiang (Jerome) Lin
InGaAs Quantum-Well MOSFETs for Logic Applications
Supervisors: Dimitri Antoniadis and Jesus del Alamo 

2015 Jin-Au Kong Doctoral Thesis Award for outstanding PhD thesis in EE, 2nd place
Ghulam Ahmed Kirmani
Computational Time-resolved Imaging
Supervisor: Jeffrey Shapiro and Vivek Goyal

2015 Jin-Au Kong Doctoral Thesis Award for outstanding PhD thesis in EE, honorable mention
Ying-zong Huang
Model-Code Separation Architectures for Compression Based on Message-Passing
Supervisor: Gregory Wornell

2015 Ernst A. Guillemin Thesis Award for outstanding SM thesis in EE
Weng Hong Teh
Stealth Dicing Characterization, Optimization, Integration, and Operations Management for Ultra-Thin Stacked Memory Dies
Supervisors: Roy Welsch and Duane Boning

Anuran Makur
A Study of Local Approximations in Information Theory
Supervisor: Lizhong Zheng

2015 William A. Martin Memorial Thesis Award for outstanding thesis in CS
Thirimadura Charith Mendis
Helium: Lifting High-Performance Stencil Kernels from Stripped x86 Binaries to Halide DSL Code
Supervisor: Saman Amarasinghe

Luis F. Voloch 
Collaborative Filtering with Low Regret
Supervisor: Devavrat Shah