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.
Congratulations to our 2013 Award Recipients
First Prize Winner
Robert Palmer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Paper: Silicon-Organic Hybrid (SOH) Modulator Generating up to 84 Gbit/s BPSK and M-ASK Signals
Siddharth Jain, The University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Paper: Hybrid Silicon Transmitter using Quantum Well Intermixing
Abhinav Rohit, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Paper: 8×8 Space and Wavelength Selective Cross-connect for Simultaneous Dynamic Multi-wavelength Routing
Ui Hyun Hong, Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea
Paper: A Simple Carrier-Phase Estimation Technique for High-Speed RSOA-based Coherent WDM PON
Zhihong Li, University of Southampton, UK
Paper: Thulium-doped Fiber Amplifier for Optical Communications at 2µm
Tatsunori Omiya, Tohoku University, Japan
Paper: 400 Gbit/s 256 QAM-OFDM Transmission over 720 km with a 14 bit/s/Hz Spectral Efficiency Using an Improved FDE Technique
Criteria for Eligibility
All the following criteria 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.
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.
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Deadline To Apply
Deadline has passed. Check back in 2014!
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