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2014 Athanasios Papoulis Award
    Professor Sayed has been awarded the 2014 Athanasios Papoulis Award from the European Association for Signal Processing for his ``fundamental contributions to the advancement of research and education in adaptive and statistical signal processing.'' The award honors scientists whose work has had a major impact on signal processing education. The award is offered only on demand, every time there is an exceptional candidate, rather than on a regular basis.
2013 Meritorious Service Award
    Professor Sayed has been awarded the 2013 Meritorious Service Award from the IEEE Signal Processing Society for his ``exemplary service to and leadership in the Signal Processing Society.'' In addition to his research activities and university service, Professor Sayed has been diligent in serving the signal processing community in various capacities. Among other roles, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (2003-2005), General Chairman of ICASSP 2008, and Vice-President of Publications of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (2009-2011). He also served as member of the Board of Governors (2007-2011), Awards Board (2005), Publications Board (2003-2005), Conference Board (2007-2011), Technical Directions Board (2008-2009), and Long Range Planning Committee (2007-2009) of the same Society.
2013 AAAS Fellow
    MGM Thumb Professor Sayed has been selected as Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society and the publisher of the journal Science. Members are chosen for their distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. The selection of fellows has been an AAAS tradition since 1874. Professor Sayed was honored for ``distinguished contributions to adaptation, learning, and statistical signal processing. The author of more than 400 scholarly publications and five books, Sayed focuses on research in several areas, including adaptation and learning, network science, biologically inspired designs and information-processing theories.
2012 Technical Achievement Award
    MGM Thumb Professor Sayed has been awarded the 2012 Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Signal Processing Society for his ``fundamental contributions to adaptive and statistical signal processing.'' IEEE's first society and one of the largest, the Signal Processing Society is the world’s premier professional society for signal processing scientists and professionals since 1948. The Technical Achievement Award honors a person who, over a period of years, has made outstanding technical contributions to theory and/or practice in technical areas within the scope of the Society, as demonstrated by publications, patents, or recognized impact on the field.
2012 Best Paper Award
    MGM Thumb The following article has been selected to receive the 2012 Best Paper Award from the IEEE Signal Processing Society:

    Z. Quan, S. Cui, and A. H. Sayed, ''Optimal linear cooperation for spectrum sensing in cognitive radio networks," IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 28-40, Feb. 2008. [pdf]

2011 Best Student Paper Award
    MGM Thumb This award is sponsored by the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP) and was presented to the work:

    P. Di Lorenzo, S. Barbarossa, and A. H. Sayed, ``Bio-inspired swarming for dynamic radio access based on diffusion adaptation,'' Proc. EUSIPCO, Barcelona, Spain, August-September 2011.

2009 Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award
    MGM Thumb This award was presented to Zhi Quan, a former PhD student of the laboratory (2005-2009) for his outstanding academic achievements. His PhD dissertation dealt with the development of cooperative spectrum sensing algorithms for cognitive radio systems. He proposed and analyzed liner fusion techniques for cooperative sensing at low SNR conditions. His PhD thesis is entitled

    Z. Quan, Cooperative Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Radios, PhD Dissertation, UCLA Elecrtical Engineering Department, June 2009.
2006 Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award
    MGM Thumb This award was presented to Alireza Tarighat, a former PhD student of the laboratory (2002-2005) for his outstanding academic achievements. His PhD dissertation dealt with the development of enhanced receivers for MIMO OFDM communications in the presence of physical impairments. His PhD thesis is entitled

    A. Tarighat, Multi-Input Multi-Output (MIMO) OFDM Systems with Implementation Impairments PhD Dissertation, UCLA Elecrtical Engineering Department, July 2005.
2005 IEEE Young Author Best Paper Award
    MGM Thumb The following article has been selected to receive the 2005 Young Author Best Paper Award from the IEEE Signal Processing Society:

    W. Younis, A. H. Sayed, and N. Al-Dhahir, "Efficient adaptive receivers for joint equalization and interference cancellation in multiuser space-time block-coded systems," IEEE Trans. Signal Processing, vol. 51, no. 11, pp. 2849-2862, Nov. 2003. [pdf]
2005 Frederick Emmons Terman Award
    MGM Thumb Professor Sayed has been awarded the 2005 Frederick Emmons Terman Award by the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). The Terman Award is bestowed annually upon an outstanding young electrical engineering educator in recognition of the educator's contributions to the profession. The award is sponsored by the Hewlett-Packard Company and consists of an honorarium, a gold-plated medal, a bronze replica, a presentation scroll and reimbursement of travel expenses for the awardee to attend the ASEE Frontiers in Education Conference, where the award is presented. The recipients of the award must meet the following requirements:
    1. Be the principal author of an electrical engineering textbook published prior to June 1 of the year in which the author becomes 40 years of age and judged by peers to be outstanding by virtue of its original contribution to the field.
    2. Have outstanding achievements in teaching, research, guidance of students and related activities.
    3. Be an electrical engineering educator under 45 years of age on June 1 of the year in which the award selection is made.
    4. Be a full-time member of a college faculty and actively engaged in teaching in the United States or Canada at the time that the award winner is selected.

    See list of recipients of the Terman Award.

    Read Professor Sayed's acceptance speech.
2005 IEEE Distinguished Lecturer
    Prof. Sayed served as a 2005 IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Signal Processing Society. During his term, Professor Sayed was invited to deliver 32 distinguished lectures worldwide across the US (12), Canada (3), Denmark (1), England (3), France (1), Germany (1), Greece (2), Hong Kong (2), Spain (2), Sweden (3), and Turkey (2). His distinguished lectures covered the topics:

    1. Energy Conservation in Adaptive Filtering.
    2. Adaptive MIMO OFDM Receivers.
    3. Signal Processing Challenges in Wireless Location.
    4. Estimation and Control with Modeling Uncertainties.
2003 Kuwait Prize
    MGM Thumb Professor Sayed has been awarded the 2003 Kuwait Prize in Basic Sciences for his extensive research contributions in the areas of adaptation and learning. The Kuwait Prize is one of the highest honors awarded in Kuwait for intellectual achievement. The honor includes a monetary award, a gold medal, the shield of the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science, and a certificate of recognition. The Kuwait Prize is awarded annually in five fields ranging from Basic Sciences to Arts and Letters and Social Sciences. Prof. Sayed traveled to Kuwait to receive the award in Dec. 2004 and delivered a public lecture "On the Role of Adaptation in Modern Technologies" at Kuwait University.
2002 IEEE Best Paper Award
    The following work has been selected to receive a 2002 Best Paper Award from the IEEE Signal Processing Society:

    V. H. Nascimento and A. H. Sayed, "On the learning mechanism of adaptive filters," IEEE Trans. Signal Processing, vol. 48, no. 6, pp. 1609-1625, June 2000. [pdf]
2001 IEEE Fellow
    The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the Board of Directors of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. Prof. Sayed has been elevated to the grade of IEEE Fellow in 2001 for his contributions to adaptive filtering and estimation algorithms.
2001 Best Student Paper Award
    This award was presented to the work:

    T. Y. Al-Naffouri and A. H. Sayed, "Transient analysis of adaptive filters -- Part II: The error nonlinearity case," Proc. 5th IEEE-EURASIP Int. Workshop on Nonlinear Signal and Image Proc. (NSIP), Baltimore, Maryland, June 2001. [pdf]
1999 Best Student Paper Award
    This award was sponsored by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society and it was presented to the work:

    N. R. Yousef and A. H. Sayed, "A unified approach to the steady-state and tracking analyses of adaptive filtering algorithms," Proc. IEEE-EURASIP International Workshop on Nonlinear Signal and Image Processing (NSIP), vol. 2, pp. 699-703, Antalya, Turkey, June 1999. [pdf]

1999 Nokia Fellowship
    MGM Thumb Dr. N. Yousef, a former PhD student with the laboratory (1997-2001), was the recipient of this $20K Nokia fellowshop in 1999 for his excellent academic standing and achievements. This was the first Nokia fellowship to be awarded in the Americas region. Dr. Yousef's research focused on the development of adaptive techniques for wireless location applications (E911).
1998 Outstanding MS Dissertation Award
    This award was presented to Ms. Junyu Mai, a former MS student of the laboratory (1997-1998) for her outstanding academic achievements. Her MS dissertation dealt with the performance of blind adaptive equalizers. Ms. Mai derived several expressions for the mean-square performance of widely used blind adaptive schemes of the constant-modulus family. Her work has resulted in the journal publication:

    J. Mai and A. H. Sayed, "A feedback approach to the steady-state performance of fractionally-spaced blind adaptive equalizers," IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing , vol. 48, no. 1, pp. 80-91, January 2000. [pdf]
1996 IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize
    MGM Thumb This award recognizes the most outstanding survey published in any of the IEEE publications. The award-winning article listed below details the authors' novel state-space approach to RLS adaptive filtering; it clarified for the first time the exact and complete relationship that exists between the field of Kalman filtering, which has been widely studied by control engineers since the early 1960s, and the field of RLS adaptive filtering. The prize winning article was:

    A. H. Sayed and T. Kailath, "A state-space approach to adaptive RLS filtering," IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 18-60, Jul. 1994. [pdf ] [typos]

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