Elnaz accepts a $15,000 prize from VentureLab Director, Keith McGreggor. Her project was judged to have the "most startup potential." The prize will consist of an equity investment in a startup company based on her invention. She will be invited to join the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) and to the Georgia Tech VentureLab process to launch a company.
ECE Ph.D. student Elnaz Banan Sadeghian won the Edison Prize in the Georgia Tech Research & Innovation Conference (GTRIC) Innovation Competition, held on March 13, 2014. Sadeghian is the first woman to receive the top prize in the competition.
The Georgia Tech Research & Innovation Conference (GTRIC) is a yearly event that captures and exhibits the cutting-edge scientific and technological research conducted by graduate students here at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Graduate students from all disciplines participate to give their research Institute-wide exposure and compete for travel awards and scholarship prizes.
Sadeghian's presentation was titled “Detector for Two-Dimensional Magnetic Recording.” Her research involves synchronization and detection for two-dimensional magnetic recording, a new technology for super high density data storage. A key challenge for this technology is the development of signal processing strategies of manageable complexity that are able to effectively mitigate the two-dimensional interference inherent in the problem. She has developed a detector that can recover all data tracks requiring low signal-to-noise ratio.
The following ECE students also received honors in the competition:
GTRIC Travel Grant Recipients
Hanuma Teja Maddali
Last revised August 1, 2017