ECE student Ali Hashemi won second place in the Best Student Paper Award contest at the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS 2016) for his paper "Matrix Reordering for Efficient List Sphere Decoding of Polar Codes". ISCAS is the flagship conference of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, with 1687 submitted papers and 781 accepted papers. Ali is supervised by Professor Warren Gross. Congratulations to Ali – we are very proud of his accomplishment!
At its May 16, 2016 meeting, the McGill Board of Governors granted tenure and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor Profs. François Bouffard and Aditya Mahajan.
Prof. Bouffard came to McGill from The University of Manchester in 2010 where he had been a Lecturer in Electric Power and Energy Engineering since 2006. His research is concerned with the planning and operation of low-carbon electric power systems.
A paper co-authored by Prof. Shane McIntosh with collaborators from UFRN (Brazil) and Queen’s University was awarded an ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award by the 13th Int’l Conf. on Mining Software Repositories! More about the significance of these awards is available here.