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Engineering grad student wins student paper contest at international meeting

Morteza Shahram, a graduate student in electrical engineering, was selected as a winner of the student paper contest at a major international conference. Shahram's paper was chosen in the category of Signal Processing Theory and Methods at the 2005 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, held in Philadelphia last month. (IEEE is the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.)

"This meeting is the premier signal processing conference in the world, so this is a very nice recognition of Morteza's work," said Peyman Milanfar, associate professor of electrical engineering and Shahram's adviser.

Milanfar directs the Multidimensional Signal Processing Research Group at UCSC. Shahram's winning paper is entitled "Improved Spectral Analysis of Nearby Tones Using Local Detectors."

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