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Nokia names 2018 Bell Labs Prize winners

Friday 7 December 2018 | 09:56 CET | News
Nokia announced the top three winners of its fifth annual Bell Labs Prize, an international competition for innovators with revolutionising ideas. The three winners collectively earned USD 175,000 in cash prizes and will collaborate with Nokia Bell Labs researchers to help realise their vision. Samory Kpotufe, currently an Assistant Professor at Princeton, and joining Columbia University in January 2019, won the First Prize and USD 100,000 for his pioneering work on the critically important field of 'transfer learning' in machine learning that answers the question of how and when can learning from one machine learning tool, be applied to another.

Aydin Babakhani of UCLA won Second Prize and USD 50,000 for his work on novel terahertz devices that can produce and receive a broad spectrum of Terahertz radiation at low cost and tiny form factor, opening the door to the imaging of the world in profoundly new ways.

A team comprised of Benjamin Zaidel of Bar-llan University and Shlomo Shamai of Technion Institute of Technology, won Third Prize and USD 25,000, for their pioneering work on a practically implementable optimal air interface platform for connecting millions of IoT devices over radio network resources that is extremely close to the theoretical performance limit and cost-optimised.

The 2018 edition of the Bell Labs prize competition attracted more than 250 proposals from around the world. Proposals were reviewed by Nokia Bell Labs researchers and evaluated based on three criteria, including whether the idea has a "10X innovation potential" to change the world; the proposal's technical merit; and the overall feasibility of the proposed idea. The three winners were selected from five finalists who were then invited to the final judging event held at the headquarters of Nokia Bell Labs in Murray Hill, N.J, with the judging panel comprised on Nobel Laureates, and former Bell Labs Prize winners, as well as Bell Labs alumni.



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