Abdel-rahman Mohamed (PhD 2013), currently a researcher with Microsoft, and Professor Gerald Penn received the IEEE Signal Processing Society's Best Paper Award.
The award is given to the best five papers over the past five years in any IEEE SPS publication.
Ossama Abdel-Hamid, Abdel-rahman Mohamed, Hui Jiang, Li Deng, Gerald Penn and Dong Yu, for "Convolutional Neural Networks for Speech Recognition", IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, Volume 22, No. 10, October 2014.
More informaiton on the Signal Processing Society Awardees.