Stefan Vlaski, a Ph.D. student in Professor Ali Sayed’s group received a Best Student Paper recognition in the area of Signal Processing Theory and Methods for the article entitled “Diffusion Stochastic Optimization with non-Smooth Regularizers,” co-authored with Professors L. Vandenberghe and A. H. Sayed and presented at the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), in Shanghai, China, March 2016.