Engineering Professor Wins Best Paper Award

Rui J. P. de Figueiredo, professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, won the 2003 Guillemin-Cauer Best Paper Award from the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society for "Sampled-Function Weighted Order Filters." De Figueiredo, an expert in machine intelligence, neural and soft computing, and signal and image processing, shares the award with his former Ph.D. student, Remzi Oten. The two received the award and a cash prize at the opening plenary session of the 2003 Design and Automation Conference, held on June 3, 2003 in Anaheim, Calif.

The paper, published in January 2002, was selected from among those appearing in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems in the past two years. In deeming it best, judges considered such factors as overall quality, originality, contributions, subject matter and timeliness.

This is the second time in as many years that de Figueiredo has been recognized by the Circuits and Systems Society. Last year, he won the M. E. Van Valkenburg Award, in recognition of his outstanding technical contributions and leadership in the field.

The Circuits and Systems Society is one of the largest societies within the Institute for Electronics and Electrical Engineers, commonly referred to as IEEE.