SPC hits again in EUROCON 2023 at Turin, Italy!
The 56th edition of the IEEE R8 Student Paper Contest (SPC), organized by IEEE Region 8 Student Activities Committee (SAC), concluded at the prestigious IEEE R8 flagship conference, EUROCON 2023, held in Turin, Italy on July 6-7.
Five previously selected finalists had the privilege of presenting their outstanding work during a special conference session – SPC Oral Finals. Kicking off the session, Engr. Abdullateef Aliyu, the IEEE Region 8 SAC Chair, delivered an inspiring opening speech.
The SPC finalists took the stage to present their papers, with most of them presenting on-site, while one participant joined virtually. An esteemed international jury, including Prof. Gianfranco Ciccò (the EUROCON 2023 General Chair), Prof. Paul Micaleff, Prof. Joao Carlos Ferreira, and Prof. Vera Markovic (SPC coordinator), had the responsibility of selecting the winners on the basis of both, initial written submissions as well as oral presentations.
During the conference Gala Dinner at the Automobile Museum Turin, Italy, the eagerly anticipated SPC award ceremony took place. To honor the winners, the IEEE R8 Director Vincenzo Piuri proudly presented the FIRST PRIZE to Jonathan Parion from UCLouvain University, Belgium, for his outstanding paper titled: “Low-temperature admittance spectroscopy for defect characterization in Cu(In,Ga)(S,Se)2 thin-film solar cells.”
As the first prize winner, Jonathan received a cash award of $800, and UCLouvain University SB was also rewarded with a special prize of $250.
R8 Director Vincenzo Piuri presented the certificate to the winner Jonathan Parion
The SECOND PRIZE, valued at $500, was claimed by Jakub Lála from Imperial College London, UK, for his exceptional paper titled: “Coarse-Graining of Molecular Dynamics Using Neural Ordinary Differential Equations.”
The THIRD PRIZE, along with a cash award of $200, was bestowed upon Qihan Yang and his co-authors Wenqiang Lai, Ye Mao, Endong Sung, and Jiangnan Ye, all from Imperial College London, UK, for their remarkable paper titled “Knowledge Distilled Ensemble Model for sEMG-based Silent Speech Interface.”
R8 Director Vincenzo Piuri and R8 SAC Chair Abdullateef Aliyu, presented the certificates to the winners
Saša Obradović from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, secured the 4th place with his paper titled: “Evaluation of inertial measurement units and non-invasive muscle contraction sensors for monitoring cycling biomechanics.”
Meanwhile, the 5th place was earned by Sarah Alyafeai, Rawan Duhaithem, and Sara Alamoudi from King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia, for their paper titled: “Smart Assistive Wearable Device for Alzheimer’s Patients.”
Congratulations to all the finalists and their respective student branches for their exceptional achievements!
We extend heartfelt gratitude to the mentors and supervisors whose invaluable guidance enhanced the quality of these remarkable papers.
Their names are rightfully included as co-authors in the finalists’ papers published in EUROCON 2023 Proceedings and the IEEExplore digital library. The award-winning papers can be found using the following:
Stay tuned for the upcoming SPC 2024, and secure your participation before December 1, 2023.
We eagerly anticipate your presence at this exciting event.
Looking forward to seeing you there!