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URSI 2017 GASS Student Paper Competition Finalists

Student Name Advisor Name(s) Institution
Shubhendu Bhardwaj* Niru Nahar,
John Volakis
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
Surajit Bose* Mrinmay Pal CSIR Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata, India
Armin Jam* Kamal Sarabandi University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Takashi Nagasaka* Kazuya Kobayashi Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan
Prathap V. Prasannakumar Dejan Filipovic University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA
Navid Rezazadeh* Lot Shafai University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
Jan-Willem Steeb David Davidson Stellenbosch University, South Africa
David Themens T. P. Jayachandran University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada
Satheesh B. Venkatakrishnan* Elias Alwan,
John Volakis
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
Aiping Yao Niels Kuster ETH, Zurich, Switzerland

*Invited to present to compete for the cash awards

URSI 2017 GASS Student Paper Competition

XXXII General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of the International Union of Radio Science
August 19-26, 2017 Montreal, Canada

The 4th Student Paper Competition at URSI GASS
financially supported by the USA URSI National Committee (USNC-URSI)

  Prof. Sembiam Rengarajan, California State University, Northridge, CA, USA

Student Paper Prize winners will be awarded certificates, and checks in the amounts of $1500, $1250, $1000, $750, and $500, respectively, for 1st place through 5th place.

Rules and Guidelines

  • The first author and presenter must be a full-time university student.
  • The topic of the paper must be related to the field of one of the ten URSI Commissions.
  • A full paper, not longer than 10 pages and in single-column, single spaced format meeting the requirements of the Full Paper URSI Template, must be submitted by January 30, 2017.
  • The student must also submit a shortened version of the paper that adheres to the requirements of the appropriate Commission at the same time the full paper is submitted.
  • Submissions should be made through the URSI GASS 2017 online paper submission system, with the appropriate box (indicating the Student Paper Competition) being checked during the paper submission.
  • The full paper will be evaluated within the Competition and will not be published to ensure that there are no subsequent prior-publication issues for those students who wish to submit the work to a journal. This means that the ten-page paper will not be included in the conference proceedings. Only the shortened version will appear in the conference proceedings.
  • A paper that is submitted to a journal before submission to the student competition is ineligible. However, students are encouraged to submit their papers to a journal after January 30, 2017.
  • A letter from the student’s advisor on university letterhead must be appended to the full paper. The letter must state that the author is enrolled as a full-time university student in a degree program. If coauthored, the letter must state that all coauthors played only an advisory role. No other students are permitted as coauthors.
  • Ten finalists will be chosen based upon quality, originality and scientific merit. They will receive free access to the banquet, where all finalists will be recognized, and prizes will be presented to five.
  • The top five finalists will present their papers in a special SPC session at the GASS. They will be judged by a panel consisting of the ten URSI Commission Chairs or their authorized representatives.
  • The prizes will be awarded based on the clarity of the presentation, adherence to time, accessibility to the broad audience of the ten URSI Commissions, and the ability to answer questions on the work.

Separately and independently from this Student Paper Competition, a limited number of awards are available to assist Young Scientists from both developed and developing countries to attend the URSI GASS 2017. Those who are eligible for and interested in applying for a Young Scientist Award may access an online application by checking the appropriate box during the paper-submission process.


For questions about the Student Paper Competition, contact
Prof. Sembiam Rengarajan,

For questions about the GASS, contact URSI Secretariat,