1998 Outstanding MS Dissertation Award

This award was presented to Ms. Junyu Mai, a former MS student of the laboratory (1997-1998) for her outstanding academic achievements. Her MS dissertation dealt with the performance of blind adaptive equalizers. Ms. Mai derived several expressions for the mean-square performance of widely used blind adaptive schemes of the constant-modulus family. Her work has resulted in the journal publication:

J. Mai and A. H. Sayed, “A feedback approach to the steady-state performance of fractionally-spaced blind adaptive equalizers,” IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing , vol. 48, no. 1, pp. 80-91, January 2000. [pdf]