RESEARCH AWARDS

Each year at the annual conference, PTC offers the following two named awards for excellence in research:

  • Meheroo Jussawalla Research Prize Award—open to researchers and faculty members
  • Yale M. Braunstein Student Prize Award—open to currently enrolled students with a 2019 or later graduation date

Please email ptc19@ptc.org or call +1.808.941.3789 to discuss your options.

Submission Deadlines

Proposal Submission: 20 July 2018
Student Paper: 3 September 2018

Each Award Recipient will receive:
  • USD 1,000 cash award
  • Conference registration waiver
  • Opportunity to present winning paper at the PTC’19 conference
  • Stipend of up to USD 1,500 for travel and accommodation
    (prize winner to arrange for own travel and accommodation)
  • Award certificate

YALE M. BRAUNSTEIN STUDENT PRIZE AWARD

The Yale M. Braunstein Student Prize Award is awarded to the best student research paper at PTC’s annual conference.

The Yale M. Braunstein Student Paper Prize Award for best student paper submitted for the PTC annual conference is named in honor of Yale M. Braunstein, longtime participant and contributor to PTC’s Research Committee. Through the years, he encouraged many students in the field of telecommunications and information to become involved in PTC.

Yale was a scholar of the economics of information and communications industries and systems, with a focus on telecommunications policy, broadband, and the economics of intellectual property policy. He authored or co-authored more than 50 articles in the fields of economics and information science and worked as a consultant in the United States and internationally.

Yale served on the faculty of the UC Berkeley School of Information where he was engaged in virtually all of the School’s endeavors and had a positive impact on professional and personal lives of faculty, staff, and students. His generosity, humor, and good advice reached every corner of the Berkeley campus.

Both at PTC and UC Berkeley he was known as a wise counselor and mentor for students and faculty alike. He was also a tireless advocate for students’ welfare. In nearly 30 years at Berkeley, Yale advised a number of Ph.D. dissertations in information economics and policy.

In 2007, Yale established the Pacific Telecommunications Council’s O. S. Braunstein Prize for the year’s best student research paper in telecommunications in honor of his late father–a chemist, photographer, and businessman.

TO SUBMIT A PAPER FOR THIS AWARD
Student authors (with a 2019 or later graduation date) should upload their FULL paper (not proposal) at time of submission, and email proof of current student status (transcript, official letter from school administrator, etc.) to ptc19@ptc.org. Deadline for the paper and proof of status is 3 September 2018.

Award recipient will receive:
• USD 1,000 cash award
• Conference registration waiver
• Ppportunity to present winning paper at PTC’19
• Stipend of up to USD 1,500 for travel and accommodation
(prize winner to arrange for own accommodation)
• Award certificate

Terms and Conditions:
• Award is open to currently enrolled students with a 2019 or later graduation date.
• Students are highly encouraged to submit proposals relevant to the six topics of the Call for Participation (CFP), specifically on Spectrum Management and ICT4D.
• Papers should be authored by a single student or co-authored with one or more fellow students. Papers co-authored with faculty members are ineligible.
• Prize award winner for PTC’18 is not eligible for this same prize the following year.
• Author will allow PTC to publish his/her paper and presentation slides on the PTC’19 conference program website.
• Publication of the paper elsewhere is allowed after it has been presented at PTC’19.

The 2018 Yale M. Braunstein Student Prize Award recipient was Jenna Grzeslo, a doctoral student from Pennsylvania State University, USA.

Jenna’s paper, Building Communities, Bridging Divides: Community Technology Centers and Social Capital, explores the use of community technology centers (CTCs) by adults in the U.S., using a unique measure of social capital generated at CTCs through data collected from the Amazon Mechanical Turk and a Qualtrics Survey Panel.

Jenna presented her paper in the Young Scholar 2 session: Developing Mobile Broadband Policy to Support Competition on Tuesday, 23 January 2018.

 

2017

Maria Massaro, Doctoral Student, Department of Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

(known as O.S. Braunstein Student Prize Award prior to 2017)

2016

Marcela Gómez, Doctoral Student, School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, USA

2015

Tyler Tokunaga, Undergraduate Student, Marshall School of Business and Dornsife School of Letters, Arts and Sciences, University of Southern California, USA

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 Meheroo Jussawalla Research Prize Award is given to the best participant research paper at PTC’s annual conference. Named in honor of the late international telecommunications scholar Meheroo Jussawalla, the award is open to all conference participants whose research papers have been accepted for presentation.

Meheroo Jussawalla was an Emerita Senior Fellow / Economist at the prestigious East-West Center in Honolulu. She served as an Affiliate Faculty in the Department of Economics and the School of Communications at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. A leading scholar in the Economics of Telecommunications, she published 15 books in the field and garnered several national and international awards, including two from the Pacific Telecommunications Council.

TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FOR THIS AWARD
Submit proposal (full paper not required at time of submission) via the Call for Participation (CFP) proposal submission site by 20 July 2018. If proposal is accepted for conference, the FULL paper must be submitted by 1 October 2018 for award consideration.

Award recipient will receive:
• USD 1,000 cash award
• Conference registration waiver
• Opportunity to present winning paper at PTC’19
• Stipend of up to USD 1,500 for travel and accommodation (prize winner to arrange for own accommodation)
• Award certificate

Terms and Conditions:
• Researchers and faculty members are welcome to apply. Students with a faculty co-author may also submit a proposal.
• Researchers and faculty members are highly encouraged to submit proposals relevant to the six topics of the CFP, specifically on Spectrum Management and ICT4D.
• Prize award winner for PTC’18 is not eligible for this same prize the following year.
• Author will allow PTC to publish his/her paper and presentation slides on the PTC’19 conference program website.
• Publication of the paper elsewhere is allowed after it has been presented at PTC’19.

The 2018 Meheroo Jussawalla Research Prize Award recipient was Lian Wang, Assistant Professor at the School of Economics and Management, Southwest Petroleum University, People’s Republic of China.

Lian’s paper, co-authored by Chun Liu, Professor at the School of Economics and Management at Southwest Jiaotong University in China, titled Building Communities, Does National Broadband Plan Narrow Digital Divide? Evidence from China, explores how a national broadband plan could narrow a nation’s regional digital divide using recent national statistical data sets to quantify the impact of China’s national broadband strategy on the digital divide. It also focuses on how the emphasis on broadband policy must be changed from continuing to invest in infrastructure to targeting users directly, especially in countries that have entered the saturation stage of broadband development.

Lian Wang presented his paper in the Research Workshop: Overcoming the Digital Divide on Sunday, 21 January 2018.

 

2017

Rob Frieden, Pioneers Chair and Professor, Telecommunications and Law, Pennsylvania State University, USA

2016

Dr. Chun Liu, Associate Professor, School of Economics and Management, Southwest Jiaotong University, People’s Republic of China

2015

Sung Wook Ji, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Media and Information, Michigan State University, USA

Co-authors:
Young-jun Choi, Professor, Department of International Business and Trade, Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea

Min Ho Ryu, Internet Research Team Leader, Naver Open Research Infonet (NORI), NAVER Corporation, Republic of Korea

SUBMISSION DEADLINE APPROACHING

PTC is accepting applications for the Yale M. Braunstein Student Prize Award through 1 September 2017. Students submit your full paper here.

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