Mildner 2016 Doctoral Student Prizes
The department's 2016 doctoral student prizes were awarded to research students at the departmental Mildner 2016 Research Poster Day and Lecture on 20th May, including for a third year, the Cisco Prize for the Best Internet of Things related poster, which was presented by Cisco IT Director, Ian Pudney.
Each year the UCL Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, gives two prizes to research students for their work. The first, The Cullen Prize, is awarded to the best poster by a Research Student. The second, The Lombardi prize, is given to the best doctoral thesis of the year. Finally, since 2014 Cisco Systems have awarded a prize for the best poster about the Internet of Things (IoT).
This year, the Cullen prize was won by Richard James Colchester, supervised by Dr Adrien Desjardins and Dr Ioannis Papakonstantinou, with a poster entitled "All-Optical Intravascular Ultrasound Imaging".
Cullen Prize winner, Richard Colchester said: ‘It is an honour to be awarded the Cullen prize, especially amongst all the other excellent posters and research presented. It was a pleasure to share my research with all involved on the day.’
There were honourable mentions for Thomas Gerard, supervised by Professor Tony Kenyon for a poster titled “Optically Addressable Resistive RAM“ and Nafiseh Vahabi supervised by Dr David Selviah for her poster titled “Analysis of Oil and Gas Distributed Acoustic Sensor Data”.
The 2016 Lombardi prize was won by Dr Lorenzo Saino, supervised by Professor George Pavlou, with a thesis entitled On the Design of Efficient Caching Systems. An honourable mention was given to Dr Mustafa Sezer Erkilinc, supervised by Dr Robert Killey for his thesis titled Cost-Effective Spectrally-Efficient Optical Transceiver Architectures for Metropolitan and Regional Links.
Finally the Cisco Prize was presented to Evdokia Pilavaki, supervised by Professor Andreas Demosthenous, for her poster titled “Optical sensing device for the detection of infectious diseases at the point of care”. There were honourable mentions for Vamsee Bheemireddy, a UCL-Cambridge CDT student for his poster titled “Low-cost Dust Sensing in Deep Antarctic Ice Boreholes” supervised by Professor Tim Wilkinson (Cambridge) and Jiayu Pan, supervised by Dr David Selviah for a poster titled “Edge Detection by using 3D point cloud data”.
Previous award winners may be found here: http://www.ee.ucl.ac.uk/doctorate/prizes
Richard Colchester receives the Cullen prize from Prof. Alwyn Seeds.
Dr Lorenzo Saino was awarded the Lombardi prize.
Evdokia Pilavaki won the 2016 Cisco prize.