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2014


March 2014 Hamed Hassani received the “Inaugural Cover Dissertation Award” for his thesis entitled “Polarization and Spatial Coupling: Two Techniques to Boost Performance”.

February 2014 Alla Merzakreeva defended his thesis entitled “Spatial Coupling in Channel and Source Coding.” The committee consisted of Urs Niesen, Ayfer Ozgur, Olivier Leveque (advisor), Emre Telatar (advisor), and Ola Svensson as president.

January 2014 Vahid Aref defended his thesis entitled “Spatial Coupling in Channel and Source Coding.” The committee consisted of Stephan ten Brink, Dan Costello, Emre Telatar, Ruediger Urbanke (advisor), and Michael Gastpar as president.

January 2014 Marc Vuffray defended his thesis entitled “The Cavity Method in Coding Theory.” The committee consisted of Pascal Vontobel, Andi Loeliger, Misha Chertkov, Nicolas Macris (advisor), Ruediger Urbanke (advisor), and Emre Telatar as president.

January 2014 Rüdiger Urbanke and his Qualcomm colleague Tom Richardson received the 2014 IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal “For fundamental contributions to coding theory, iterative information processing, and applications.”

2013


April 2013 Eren Sasoglu received the “2013 EPFL doctorate award” for his thesis entitled “Polar Coding Theorems for Discrete Systems”.

March 2013 Hamed Hassani defended his thesis entitled “Polarization and Spatial Coupling: Two Techniques to Boost Performance.” The committee consisted of Erdal Arikan, Andrea Montanari, Emre Telatar, Nicolas Macris (advisor), Ruediger Urbanke (advisor), and Michael Gastpar as president.

2012


October 2012 Amin Karbasi (LTHC) receives his EPFL PhD degree and as been appointed Assistant Professor in Yale University.

September 2012 Emmanuel Abbe as been appointed Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering and Applied and Computational Mathematics @ Princeton University

July 2012 Ayfer Özgür has been appointed Assistant Professor, EE @ Stanford.

2011


October 2011 Emmanuel Abbe (LTHI) receives the “Fondation Latsis Internationale” Prize for his thesis A New Approach to Wireless Networks.

September 2011 Christine Neuberg (LTHC) receives her EPFL PhD degree.
July 2011 Professor Ruediger Urbanke and his Qualcomm colleague Tom Richardson received the 2011 Koji Kobayashi Award “for developing the theory and practice of transmitting data reliably at rates approaching channel capacity.”
May 2011: Amin Karbasi (LTHC/LCAV) co-author with Reza Parhizkar receives the Best Student Paper Award at ICASSP 2011
for their paper Calibration in circular ultrasound tomography devices.

April 2011: Ayfer Özgür (LTHI/ARNI) received the “2010 EPFL doctorate award” for her thesis entitled “Fundamental limits and optimal operation in large wireless networks”; for establishing how the capacity of self-organizing wireless networks scale with their population, and finding new communication schemes that approach this capacity.
January 2011: Rudiger Urbanke (LTHC) and Christina Fragouli (ARNI) are awarded the European FP7 grant for 3 years for 1 post-doc.

2010


October 2010: Satish Korad (LTHC) received the Asea Brown Boveri award for his thesis.

August 2010: Vojislav Gajic (LCM) receives his EPFL PhD degree.

July 2010: Marius Kleiner (LCM) receives his EPFL PhD degree.

June 2010: Amin Karbasi (LTHC/LCAV) co-author with Sewoong Oh (Stanford) receives the Best Student Paper Award at ACM SIGMETRICS 2010 for their paper Distributed Sensor Network Localization from Local Connectivity: Performance Analysis for the HOP-TERRAIN Algorithm.

2009


December 2009: Dominique Tschopp (LICOS/LCA4) receives his EPFL PhD degree.

August 2009: Etienne Perron (LTHI/LICOS) receives his EPFL PhD degree.

July 2009: Satish Babu Korada (LTHC) receives his EPFL PhD degree.

July 2009: Shrinivas Kudekar (LTHC) receives his EPFL PhD degree.

June 2009: Satish Korada and Eren Sasoglu received the IEEE Information Theory Society Student Paper Award at the International Symposium on Information Theory 2009 in Seoul for their paper Polar Codes: Characterization of Exponent, Bounds, and Constructions co-authored with Ruediger Urbanke.

June 2009: Dinkar Vasudevan (LTHI) receives his EPFL PhD degree.

June 2009: Bob Konsbruck (LTHI) receives his EPFL PhD degree.

March 2009: Emre Telatar and Rüdiger Urbanke are awarded the SNSF grant Nr. 200021-125347/1 for 3 years for 2 PhD students.

March 2009: Suhas Diggavi and Emre Telatar are awarded the SNSF grant Nr 200021-125271/1 for 3 years for 1 PhD student.

January 2009: Bixio Rimoldi and Rüdiger Urbanke are awarded the CTI grant Nr. 9900.1 for one year for 2 engineers.

2008

September 2008: Nicolas Macris and Rüdiger Urbanke are awarded the SNSF grant Nr. 200021-121903/1 for 3 years for 2 PhD students.

September 8th-9th, 2008: Olivier Leveque co-organizes the LTHI-UMLV Workshop on Entropy on the EPFL campus.

September 1st-5th, 2008: LTHC hosts the 5th International Symposium on Turbo Codes & Related Topics on the EPFL campus, co-organized with ETHZ and TU Muenich.

July 2008: Vishwambhar Rathi (LTHC) receives his EPFL PhD degree.

June 2008: Satish Korada receives a EEE Information Theory Society Student Paper Award at the International Symposium on Information Theory 2008 in Toronto for his paper Exchange of Limits: Why Iterative Decoding Works co-authored with Ruediger Urbanke.

May 2008 Peter Berlin (LCM) receives his EPFL Phd degree.

May 2008: Sanket Dusad (LICOS) receives his EPFL PhD degree.

April 2008: Peter Berlin (LCM) receives his EPFL PhD degree.

January 2008: Aslan Tchamkerten is nominated Assistant Professor at Telecom ParisTech.

==== 2007 ====

September 27th-28th, 2007: Continuous education of gymnasium math professors in Suisse Romande: Nicolas Macris teaches an introduction algebraic error correcting codes.

2006


August 2006: Nicolas Macris is awarded the SNSF grant Nr. 200020-113412/1 for 2 years for 1 PhD student.

June 2006: Abdelaziz Amraoui (LTHC) receives his EPFL PhD degree.

March 2006: Cyril Measson (LTHC) receives his EPFL PhD degree.

2004


August 2004: Changyan Di (LTHC) receives her EPFL PhD degree.

August 2004: Nicolas Macris is awarded the SNSF grant Nr. 200021-105604/1 for 2 years for 1 PhD student.

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