Graduate Awards

At the end of each academic year, the department gives two awards recognizing the work of two or more outstanding individuals.

The Bede Liu Best Dissertation Award is given to a recent graduate of the program who has earned the Ph.D. in the preceding year. (Prior to 2016 it was known as the Best Dissertation Award).

The Early Career Graduate Award is given to a student who has completed the second year of the program with an outstanding achievements in coursework, research and the general exam.

 The recipients are listed below by award-year.

Bede Liu Best Dissertation Award


2020

Prashanth Venkataram
advised by Alejandro Rodriguez

2019

Mattias Fitzpatrick
advised by Andrew Houck

2018

Jingbo Liu
advised by Sergio Verdú

Tiffany Moy
advised by Naveen Verma

2017

Pramod Subramanyan
advised by Sharad Malik

2016

Christopher Brinton
advised by Mung Chiang

2015

Sonika Johri
advised by Ravindra Bhatt

2014

Victoria Kostina
advised by Sergio Verdú

Yang Liu
advised by Mansour Shayegan

Early Career Graduate Award


2020

*not yet awarded due to pandemic-related delays

2019

Hooman Saeidi

2018

Zihuai Zheng

2017

Fengyu Zhang

2016

Prashanth Venkataram

2015

Ross Kerner

Changchang Liu

2014

Neereja Sundaresan