Corning Outstanding Student Paper Competition


Corning Outstanding Student Paper Competition

Established in 2007, this program recognizes innovation, research excellence, and presentation abilities in optical communications. The competition is endowed by a grant from Corning Incorporated. To be eligible for consideration students must submit a paper to OFC and opt-in to the competition during the submissions process.

Criteria for Eligibility

All of the following must be met:

  • Submitting author must opt-in to the competition during the regular submissions process and follow all of the instructions provided on the submission site.
  • Presenting author must be an undergraduate or graduate student of an educational institution of collegiate grade who is devoting more than half-time to studies within the institution at the time the paper was written.
  • The paper must be submitted and accepted during the regular “call for papers” process for OFC (Note: Postdeadline Papers are not part of this competition).
  • The paper must be presented orally by the student author during the conference.

Selection Process

  • All properly submitted papers are reviewed and scored according to standard OFC Technical Program Committee review criteria.
  • 10–12 papers will be selected as semi-finalists.
  • Status notification will be sent via email following the Technical Program Committee’s decision. A separate notification regarding paper acceptance will also be sent.
  • Semi-finalists are required to submit a form signed by their advisor acknowledging their contribution to the paper presented. A copy of the form will be sent via email with the status notification.
  • The Corning Outstanding Student Paper Competition Committee will select 5–6 finalists from the pool of semi-finalists.
  • Finalists are judged on innovation, research excellence and presentation skills. Each finalist will present their paper to the Competition Committee in a private session during the conference.
  • One first prize winner and two honorable mention winners will be selected. The first prize winner receives $1,500 USD and two honorable mention winners receive $1,000 USD each. Competition results are announced on-site during the Plenary and Awards Session.

Recipients and Finalists

2014
Grand Prize

Johannes von Lindeiner
Johannes von Lindeiner 

University of Cambridge 
United Kingdom

Honorable Mentions

Samuel Olsson Shohei Beppu
Samuel Olsson 
Chalmers University of Technology
Sweden 
Shohei Beppu 
Tohoku University
Japan

Finalists

Jose Estaran Hou Tzu Huang Sangyoon Han
Jose Estaran
Danmarks Tekniske Universitet
Denmark
Hou-Tzu Huang
National Chiao-Tung University
Taiwan
Sangyoon Han
University of California, Berkeley
United States


2013


(LtoR) Dr. Alan Evans, Robert Palmer, Abhinav Rohit, Zhihong Li, Ui Hyun Hong, Tatsunori Omiya (not pictured: Siddharth Jain)

Grand Prize 

Robert Palmer
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Germany

Honorable Mentions

Siddharth Jain
The University of California, Santa Barbara
USA

Abhinav Rohit
Eindhoven University of Technology
The Netherlands

Finalists

Ui Hyun Hong 
Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Republic of Korea

Zihong Li
University of Southhampton
UK

Tatsunori Omiya
Tohoku University
Japan


2012

2012 Corning Finalists
(LtoR) Dr. Ming-Jun Li, Nicole Lindenmann, Eric Numkam, Carl Lundstrom, Irene Yang, An Li, Qunbi Zhuge

Grand Prize 

Eric Rodrigue Numkam Fokoua
University of Southampton
UK

Honorable Mentions

An Li
The University of Melbourne
Australia

Nicole Lindenmann
Karlsruhe Institut of Technology
Germany

Finalists

Carl Lundstrom
Chalmers University of Technology
Sweden

Irene Yang
California Institute of Technology
USA


Qunbi Zhuge
McGill University
Canada


2011

Finalists
(LtoR) Neil Guerrero Gonzalez, Chamil Jayasundara, Dr. Ming-Jun Li, Liang Du, Jose Mendinueta, Maria Spyropoulou

Grand Prize 

Liang Du
Monash University
Australia

Honorable Mentions

Neil Guerrero Gonzalez
Technical University of Denmark
Denmark

Jose Manuel Delgado Mendinueta
University College of London
UK

Finalists

Chamil Jayasundara
University of Melbourne
Australia

Maria Spyropoulou
National Technical University of Athens
Greece


2010

Read caption below
(LtoR) Jonas Geyer, David Sinefeld, David Hillerkuss, Corning Rep, Sergejs Makovejs, Quoc Nguyen

Grand Prize 

David Hillerkuss
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Germany

Honorable Mentions

Jonas Geyer
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Germany

David Sinefeld
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Israel

Finalists

Sergejs Makovejs
University College of London
UK

Quoc Nguyen
University de Rennes
France


2009

2009 Recipients

Grand Prize 

Jeffrey Lee
University of Technology, Eindhoven
Netherlands

Honorable Mentions

Mohammad Alfiad
University of Technology, Eindhoven
Netherlands

Bo Zhang
University of Southern California
USA

Finalists

Cleitus Antony
University College Cork
Ireland

Quoc Nguyen
University de Rennes
France

Mamoru Takagi
University of Tokyo
Japan

Ming-Chun Tien
University of California, Berkeley
USA


2008

2008 Recipients(LtoR) Claudio Mazzali, Loudon Blair, Arup Polley, Mohammad Alfiad, Frederik Van Laere, Matthew Dummer (not pictured: Michael Swan and Brian Koch)

Grand Prize 

Frederik Van Laere
University IMEC
Belgiuim

Honorable Mentions

Mohammad Alfiad
University of Technology, Eindhoven
Netherlands

Matthew Dummer
University of California, Santa Barbara
USA

Finalists

Brian Koch
University of California, Santa Barbara
USA

Arup Polley
Georgia Tech
USA

Michael Swan
University of Michigan
USA

 

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14 October 2014

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