San Francisco, CA (September 13, 2006)–For the first time, the AES has launched a new opportunity to recognize student members who author technical papers. Rob Maher and Christopher J. Struck, papers co-chairs, have administered a special Student Paper Award Competition based on the preprint manuscripts accepted for the AES technical program in San Francisco. 28 student-authored papers were nominated. The reported excellent quality of the submissions made the selection process both challenging and exhilarating for the judges, the papers co-chairs and John Strawn, the convention chair.
Arijit BiswasThe winner of the AES 1st Student Paper Award is “Perceptually Biased Linear Prediction” (AES paper number 6870) by Arijit Biswas (student and presenting author) and Albertus C. den Brinker. The award will be presented on Thursday 5 October 2006 in Session P3 – Audio Coding. The paper will be published in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society.
The paper describes a low-complexity technique for linear prediction analysis and synthesis using a perceptually-derived prediction filter. The input signal spectrum is shaped so that the coder’s quantization error is effectively masked by the signal itself.
The winning author, Arijit Biswas, was born in Calcutta, India. He received the Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering from the Bangalore University, India; and the Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Signal Processing from the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2001 and 2002, respectively. Currently, he is pursuing Ph.D. within the Signal Processing Systems Group, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands. His research interests include speech and audio signal processing and multichannel audio coding.
Nominees for the Student Paper Award were required to meet the following qualifications:
(a) The paper was accepted for presentation at the AES 121st Convention.
(b) The first author was a student when the work was conducted and the manuscript prepared.
(c) The student author’s affiliation listed in the manuscript is an accredited educational institution.
(d) The student will deliver the lecture or poster presentation at the Convention.
The student paper competition is in keeping with the AES’ statement of intent for student involvement:
Student involvement in AES is an essential factor in the sustained growth of the Society. The Student Technical Papers Award is intended to (a) enhance the level of student participation in the Convention, (b) encourage university faculty to support student research and professional involvement with AES, and (c) identify future technical leaders for special recognition.