Professor Hassanieh honored with ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award
Julia Sullivan, ECE ILLINOIS
5/17/2017 2:30:15 PM
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) awarded ECE ILLINOIS Assistant Professor Haitham Al-Hassanieh the 2016 Doctoral Dissertation Award. In his dissertation, The Sparse Fourier Transform: Theory and Practice, he developed more efficient algotrithms for computing the Fourier transform, a fundamental tool for processing streams of data in computer science. He exploited the sparsity of many real-world signals to increase algorithm speed and efficiency resulting in data processing that is 10 to 100 times faster than previously possible.
Prof. Hassanieh came to ECE ILLINOIS from MIT in spring 2016 and conducts research at the Coordinated Science Lab. His Sparse Fourier Transform algorithm was previously chosen by MIT Technology Review as one of the top 10 breakthrough technologies of 2012. He has also been recognized with the Sprowls Award for Best Dissertation in Computer Science and the SIGCOMM Best Paper Award.