Clayton Schoeny has won the Best Dissertation Award in Signals and Systems, ECE Department, UCLA, capping an amazing PhD work with several previous honors and recognitions, including QiF Prize, DYF award, and several best paper awards. Congratulations Clayton! We wish Clayton continued success in his future endeavors as a Data Scientist.
We have received the inaugural Memorable Paper Award at the Non-Volatile Memories Workshop (NVMW) in the area of devices, coding, and information theory on March 13th, 2018, for our paper titled “A Three-Stage Approach for Designing Non-Binary Spatially-Coupled Codes for Flash Memories,” and authored by A. Hareedy, H. Esfahanizadeh, and L. Dolecek. Our other work titled “Order Optimal Permutation Codes in the Generalized Cayley Metric,” by S. Yang, C. Schoeny, and L. Dolecek was recognized as a runner-up in the same category.
We received a Best-of-SELSE paper award for the paper “Parity++: Lightweight Error Correction for Last Level Caches” by I. Alam, C. Schoeny, L. Dolecek, and P. Gupta. UCLA press release is here:
We have won another best paper award (5th paper award in under 2 years!).
This one is for the joint work with Prof. Gupta and his students on new methods (including novel context-dependent ECC methods) for low-cost IoT devices. The paper titled “Low cost memory fault tolerance for IoT devices,” and is authored by Mark Gottscho, Irina Alam, Clayton Schoeny, Lara Dolecek, and Puneet Gupta.
UCLA announcement is here: http://www.ee.ucla.edu/ece-students-irina-mark-and-clayton-win-best-paper-award-at-cases-conference-in-embedded-systems-week/
Prof. Lara has been awarded a new half a million $ NSF grant to study robust in-memory computing and fast storage access. This is a collaborative project supported by NSF and BSF (Israel), under which we will work closely with Israeli co-PI Prof. Yuval Cassuto of Technion.
- Clayton Schoeny and Ahmed Hareedy are both selected as the recipients of the prestigious UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship.
- Ahmed Hareedy is selected to receive Excellence in Teaching Award from the EE Department for outstanding performance as a TA. This highly competitive award is given annually to only a single course TA in the department.
- Fred Sala will augment his best dissertation award with another honor: Fred is selected as one of only two marshals for the campus wide UCLA Doctoral Ceremony. This honor is bestowed upon students with truly outstanding academic records.
Fred is the recipient of the 2016-2017 Outstanding PhD Dissertation in Signals & Systems Award. Congratulations Fred on another outstanding achievement!
We received a best student paper award from the IEEE Data Storage Society for the paper titled “Correcting Grain Errors in Magnetic Media”and authored by Ryan Gabrys, Eitan Yaakobi, and Lara Dolecek. The paper appeared in May 2015 issue of IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.
New journal paper by F. Sala, R. Gabrys, C. Schoeny, and L. Dolecek, and titled “Exact Reconstruction from Insertions in Synchronization Codes,” will appear in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. The paper offers a closed form solution on the number of insertion-induced traces needed for exact codeword reconstruction, for codewords of synchronization code. Proof heavily relies on combinatorial arguments. The results have applications in domains that study sequence reconstruction from “difficult” channels such as insertions and deletions, as encountered in e.g., phylogenomics.
Fred Sala has successfully defended his PhD in December 2016. Congratulations Fred on an outstanding dissertation!