At the 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), held in St Petersburg, Russia, two papers from EECS were among the 14 finalists for the Student Paper Award. The papers are "A Potential Function View of Information Theoretic Interference Games," by Ph.D. student Suvarup Saha and co-author Prof. Randall Berry, and "Capacity of Gaussian Channels with Duty Cycle and Power Constraints," by Ph.D. student Lei Zhang and co-author Prof. Dongning Guo.
Lei Zhang's paper eventually shared the Student Paper Award of 2011 ISIT along with two other papers.
The award is given annually for up to three outstanding papers at the ISIT for which a student is the principal author and presenter.
The announcement at the IEEE Information Theory Society website is at: