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Yang Bai

The Yale M. Braunstein Student Prize Award for the best student paper, submitted for the PTC Annual Conference, is named in honor of Yale M. Braunstein, a longtime PTC Member and contributor to PTC’s Research Committee. Mr. Braunstein’s contribution to students in the field of telecommunications and information, along with his advocacy to become involved with PTC, is immeasurable.

The award for 2019 goes to Yang Bai, a doctoral student from Pennsylvania State University, Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications (USA). His paper titled If You Fund It, Will They Come? The Impact of Broadband Technology Opportunities Program on County Employment explores the effects on change in the unemployment rate in 390 counties selected from a stratified sampling technique, based on three different types of Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) projects.

Yang will present his paper at PTC’19 on Sunday, 20 January 2019 in Research Workshop: Cross Market Comparative Approaches, which will be held from 14:00–15:15 in South Pacific 2.