Electrical engineer Peyman Milanfar and two of his former graduate students have received a 2010 Best Paper Award from the IEEE Signal Processing Society (IEEE is the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the world' largest technical professional society). The award recognizes the exceptional merit of a paper they published in the February 2007 issue of IEEE Transactions on Image Processing.
The paper, "Kernel Regression for Image Processing and Reconstruction," presented an advanced technique for image processing. The lead author, Hiroyuki Takeda, is now a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan, and coauthor Sina Farsiu is now an assistant professor of biomedical engineering and ophthalmology at Duke University. Each of the three authors will receive a $500 prize and a certificate at an awards ceremony at the International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing in May.