ECE Graduate Students receive Paper Awards from the 2013 IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and the 2013 IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS)

Graduate student Md Gaffar
Graduate student Md Gaffar
Graduate student Qing He
Graduate student Qing He
Graduate student Saad Omar
Graduate student Saad Omar
Graduate student Bangda Zhou
Graduate student Bangda Zhou

Four ECE graduate students have received paper awards from the 2013 IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and the 2013 IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS).

Graduate Student Md Gaffar was selected as a finalist for the Best Student Paper Award Competition of the 2013 IEEE International Microwave Symposium to be held in June in Seattle, WA. His paper is titled "An Explicit and Unconditionally Stable FDTD Method for 3-D Electromagnetic Analysis."

Graduate student Bangda Zhou was selected as a finalist of the Best Student Paper Award Competition of the 2013 IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation to be held in July in Orlando, Florida. As a finalist, he will receive a $1250 stipend. Bangda’s paper is titled "A Linear Complexity Direct Finite Element Solver for Large-Scale 3-D Electromagnetic Analysis."

Graduate students Saad Omar and Qing He received Honorable Mention Awards from the same conference. Their papers are respectively titled "Solution to the 'High' Frequency Breakdown in EFIE”, and "Explicit and Unconditionally Stable Time-Domain Finite-Element Method with a More Than 'Optimal' Speedup." Saad and Qing each will receive a $1000 stipend.

This year 141 papers were submitted to the student paper competition of the IEEE AP-S symposium. Independent blind reviewers were assigned to each paper and the average scores were then used to rank the papers.

Md, Bangda, Saad, and Qing are advised by Professor Dan Jiao.