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Viktor Prasanna Wins Two Conference Paper Awards


November 23, 2009 —

Ming Hsieh Electrical Engineering Department faculty member Viktor Prasanna won two Best Paper Awards at the 2009 International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED) Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems (PDCS '09) conference held recently in Cambridge, MA.

Viktor Prasanna and co-author Yinglong Xia won Best Paper Award in the Parallel Computing area, for their paper entitled "Topologically Adaptive Breadth-First Search on Multicore Processors." He and co-authors J.M. Wagner and Weirong Jiang also won a second Best Paper Award in the Network Performance area, for their paper entitled "A Scalable Pipeline Architecture for Line Rate Packet Classification on FPGAs." PDCS is among the oldest running annual international meetings in parallel and distributed computation. This year marked the 21st event.

Ming Hsieh EE Systems Chair Alexander A. (Sandy) Sawchuk commented, "It is a great distinction that our Ming Hsieh EE faculty member Viktor Prasanna and his co-authors have won Best Paper awards in two distinct technical fields at a major conference. Our EE faculty join me in congratulating him on this achievement."