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Best Student Paper Award

As in past conferences, there will be three Best Student Paper Awards for each of the three conferences. Award dollars for these top papers is sponsored by Johnson Controls. 1st place papers will receive $1000, 2nd place papers will receive $500 and 3rd place papers will receive $250.


In order to qualify for the Best Student Paper Award, the first author of the paper must have been a full-time student at the time of the paper submission. Nominations for the award are required and must be submitted by the faculty advisor of the student author or by the Principal Investigator of the work. An individual faculty member may only nominate 2 student papers for the award total (across the three conferences).

In the nomination letter, the nominator must 1) provide the paper number and paper title, 2) affirm that the student was the primary contributor to the ideas and results presented in the paper and 3) describe the merits and novelty of the research presented in the paper.

The deadline for nomination submission is January 31, 2021 and the submissions must be sent via email to the corresponding conference chair. The email addresses of the conference chairs are as follows.