Awards

PTC grants three awards at its annual conference, namely, the Richard J. Barber PTC Distinguished Service Award, the Meheroo Jussawalla Research Prize Award, and the O. S. Braunstein Student Prize Award.

Richard J. Barber PTC Distinguished Service Award

PTC established the Richard J. Barber PTC Distinguished Service Award to recognize the value of a member, staff person, or volunteer who has provided exceptional service to PTC over a significant period of time. The award is named in honor of Richard J. Barber, PTC's founding Executive Director.

Previous award recipients include Dick Barber, Bruce Drake, Chris Vonwiller, Meheroo Jussawalla, Dan J. Wedemeyer, Moriya Koyama and the PTC Japan Committee, Sharon Nakama, and Robert Walp.

2016 Recipient

Tara Giunta, Partner, Paul Hastings LLP, is the recipient of the 2016 Richard J. Barber PTC Distinguished Service Award. The award was announced on Wednesday, 20 January during the PTC’16 Awards Ceremony.

Richard J. Barber PTC Distinguished Service Award Nominations

All PTC members are invited to nominate a member, staff person, or volunteer for this prestigious award.

The award includes high-profile recognition at the PTC annual conference along with a certificate and a gift.

Research Awards

Each year at the annual conference, PTC offers two named awards for excellence in research: The Meheroo Jussawalla Research Prize Award for best overall participant research paper and the O. S. Braunstein Student Prize Award for best student research paper.

Meheroo Jussawalla Research Prize Award

PTC awards the Meheroo Jussawalla Research Prize Award to the best participant research paper at PTC's annual conference. The award, which is named in honor of the late international telecommunications scholar Meheroo Jussawalla, is open to all participants at the annual conference with research papers accepted for presentation.

2016 Recipient

The 2016 Meheroo Jussawalla Research Prize Award recipient is Chun Liu, Associate Professor, School of Economics and Management, Southwest Jiaotong University.

Dr. Liu's paper, titled The Decade-long March Toward a Nation Online: An Evaluation of China’s Evolving, evaluates China’s evolving broadband policy and identifies lessons for other countries.

Dr. Liu presented his paper in Research Topical Session 12: Policy Regulation at PTC'16.

O. S. Braunstein Student Prize Award

The O. S. Braunstein Student Prize Award is awarded to the best student research paper at PTC's annual conference. The late Yale Braunstein, long-time PTC member initiated this award in 2008. The prize is valued at over US$2000 and includes a US$1,000 cash award, conference registration, and up to US$1,500 for travel and accommodations to present at PTC's annual conference.

2016 Recipient

The 2016 O. S. Braunstein Student Prize Award recipient is Marcela Gómez, a Ph.D. student from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Information Sciences.

Marcela's paper, titled Wireless Network Virtualization as an Enabler for Spectrum Sharing, explores the link between spectrum sharing and wireless network virtualization and suggests virtualization can render spectrum sharing schemes feasible.

Marcela presented her paper in a Research Workshop on Spectrum Sharing at PTC'16.

2015 Award Recipients

The 2015 Richard J. Barber PTC Distinguished Service Award was presented to Robert Walp, GCI.

The 2015 Meheroo Jussawalla Research Prize Award was awarded to Sung Wook Ji, Assistant Professor, Department of Radio, Television, and Digital Media, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale; Young Jun Choi, Professor, Department of International Business and Trade, Kyung Hee University; and Min Ho Ryu, Internet Research Team Leader, Naver Open Research Infonet (NORI), NAVER Corporation for their paper titled The Economic Effects of Domestic Search Engines on Online Advertising.

The 2015 O. S. Braunstein Student Prize Award was awarded to Tyler Tokunaga, an undergraduate student in the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business and Dornsife School of Letters, Arts and Sciences, for his paper titled Japanese Smartphone Manufacturing and Strategic Agility.

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