As you may know, I was out of town last week and got back to Austin last Saturday. I’m rather inclined to doubt it but I was awarded the Gold Prize in the 2007 humantech paper contest sponsored by Samsung.

The contest receives about 900 submissions every year in fields like including signal processing, analog circuit design, communications and networking, computer science, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, material science and process, physical devices, and physical science. Only six students are awarded the Gold prize annually, and thirty four graduate students share the Silver, Bronze and honor prizes.  There was only one Gold prize winner in the communications & networking area in the last five years.

I’ve never been awarded this kind of big prize in my life. Anyway, I will treat you guys soon.