PTC RESEARCH AWARDS

Each year at the Annual Conference, PTC offers two awards for excellence in research:

  • Meheroo Jussawalla Research Award—open to researchers and faculty members
  • Yale M. Braunstein Student Award—open to currently enrolled students with a 2020 or later graduation date

Submissions for the PTC Research Awards are now closed

Award recipients will receive:
  • USD 1,000 cash
  • Conference registration waiver
  • Opportunity to present winning paper at PTC’20
  • Stipend of up to USD 1,500 for flight and accommodations
    (recipient to arrange their own flight and accommodations)
  • Award certificate

Submissions for the PTC Research Paper Prize Awards are now closed.

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

Submission Deadline

Student Paper: 3 September 2018

Submissions for the Meheroo Jussawalla Research Prize Award are now closed.

Student papers for consideration for the Yale M. Braunstein Student Prize Award will continue to be accepted until 3 September 2018. Please send your full paper and proof of current student status to ptc19@ptc.org.

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 AWARD

The Yale M. Braunstein Student Award is awarded to the best student research paper at PTC’s Annual Conference.

The Yale M. Braunstein Student Award for best student research paper submitted for the PTC Annual Conference is named in honor of Yale M. Braunstein (1945-2012), longtime participant and contributor to PTC’s Research Committee. Originally, Yale established this award in 2007 as the Pacific Telecommunications Council’s O. S. Braunstein Prize in honor of his late father, a chemist, photographer, and businessman. 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 the 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.

TO SUBMIT A PAPER FOR THIS AWARD
Submit a full paper and proof of current student status (e.g., transcript, official letter from school administrator) via the Call for Participation proposal submission site by 15 September 2019.

Award recipient will receive:
• USD 1,000 cash
• Conference registration waiver
• Opportunity to present winning paper at PTC’20
• Stipend of up to USD 1,500 for flight and accommodations
(recipient to arrange their own flight and accommodations)
• Award certificate

Terms and Conditions:
• Award is open to currently enrolled students with a 2020 or later graduation date.
• Must be an original research paper pertaining to one of the topics listed in this year’s Call for Participation.
• Only papers authored by a single student or co-authored with one or more fellow students are eligible for award consideration. Papers with faculty co-author(s) are ineligible.
• Previous award recipients are not eligible to apply/submit in subsequent award cycles.
• Author will allow PTC to publish his/her paper and presentation slides to the PTC’20 online conference program.
• Publication of the paper elsewhere is allowed after it has been presented at PTC’20.

2019

Yang Bai, Ph.D. Student, Pennsylvania State University, USA
IF YOU FUND IT, WILL THEY COME? THE IMPACT OF BROADBAND TECHNOLOGY OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM ON COUNTY EMPLOYMENT

2018

Jenna Grzeslo, Doctoral Student, Pennsylvania State University, USA
BUILDING COMMUNITIES, BRIDGING DIVIDES: COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY CENTERS AND SOCIAL CAPITAL

2017

Maria Massaro, Doctoral Student, Department of Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
DECLINING EUROPEAN UNION’S EFFECTIVENESS IN THE INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION UNION: EVIDENCE FROM RECENT WORLD RADIOCOMMUNICATION CONFERENCES

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

2016

Marcela Gómez, Doctoral Student, School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, USA
WIRELESS NETWORK VIRTUALIZATION AS AN ENABLER FOR SPECTRUM SHARING

2015

Tyler Tokunaga, Undergraduate Student, Marshall School of Business and Dornsife School of Letters, Arts and Sciences, University of Southern California, USA
JAPANESE SMARTPHONE MANUFACTURING AND STRATEGIC AGILITY

 

MEHEROO JUSSAWALLA RESEARCH AWARD

The Meheroo Jussawalla Research Award is awarded to the best participant research paper at PTC’s Annual Conference.

The Meheroo Jussawalla Research 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 (1923-2012) was a senior fellow emerita and expert in the economics of telecommunications 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 PAPER FOR THIS AWARD
Submit an abstract (full paper not required at the time of submission) via the Call for Participation proposal submission site by 12 July 2019. If the proposal is accepted for conference, submit the full paper by 1 October 2019 for award consideration.

Award recipient will receive:
• USD 1,000 cash
• Conference registration waiver
• Opportunity to present winning paper at PTC’20
• Stipend of up to USD 1,500 for flight and accommodations
(recipient to arrange their own flight and accommodations)
• Award certificate

Terms and Conditions:
• Researchers and faculty members are welcome to apply. Students with a faculty co-author may also submit a paper for this award.
• Must be an original research paper pertaining to one of the topics listed in this year’s Call for Participation.
• Previous award recipients are not eligible to apply/submit in subsequent award cycles.
• Author will allow PTC to publish his/her paper and presentation slides to the PTC’20 online conference program.
• Publication of the paper elsewhere is allowed after it has been presented at PTC’20.

2019

Bin Zhang, Professor and Doctoral Supervisor, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Peoples Republic of China
STUDY ON THE INFORMATION MEASUREMENT SYSTEM UNDER THE BACKGROUND OF [THE] EMBEDDED INFOSHPERE

Co-authors:
Zhidao Peng, Graduate Student, School of Economics and Management, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, People’s Republic of China

Ruyu Tang, Postgraduate Student, Management Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, People’s Republic of China

2018

Lian Wang, Assistant Professor at the School of Economics and Management, Southwest Petroleum University, People’s Republic of China
DOES NATIONAL BROADBAND PLAN NARROW DIGITAL DIVIDE? EVIDENCE FROM CHINA

2017

Rob Frieden, Pioneers Chair and Professor, Telecommunications and Law, Pennsylvania State University, USA
GREY NUANCES IN THE BLACK AND WHITE DEBATE OVER SUBSIDIZED INTERNET ACCESS

2016

Dr. Chun Liu, Associate Professor, School of Economics and Management, Southwest Jiaotong University, People’s Republic of China
THE DECADE-LONG MARCH TOWARD A NATION ONLINE: AN EVALUATION OF CHINA’S EVOLVING BROADBAND POLICY

2015

Sung Wook Ji, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Media and Information, Michigan State University, USA
THE ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF DOMESTIC SEARCH ENGINES ON ONLINE ADVERTISING

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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