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Student Award Information


Best Student Paper Award 2017 Nomination Process

As a committed supporter of excellence in student research, SPIE supports Best Student Paper Awards at SPIE conferences across the globe. In addition to cash prizes and award certificates, winners receive SPIE Digital Library downloads and complimentary SPIE Student Membership.

The awards are designed to encourage and acknowledge excellence in oral and poster student paper presentations. Best student papers will be recognized within each of the Remote Sensing conferences.

In order to be considered for this award, the student must meet the following requirements:

• Student must be the presenting author at the conference and must make their oral presentation as scheduled.
• Student must be the leading author of the manuscript.
• Papers submitted by graduate and undergraduate students are eligible.
• Student must enter the best student paper award by responding to an award announcement e-mail.
• The best student award announcement will follow the acceptance notification and will include all details necessary to enter and qualify for the competition.

A panel of experts will evaluate the papers, both for quality and content.

2016 Best Student Paper Awards Recipients

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Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications
Iain Rodger, Queen’s University Belfast (United Kingdom)
Classifying objects in LWIR imagery via CNNs

Electro-Optical Remote Sensing
Emerging Imaging and Sensing Technologies
Jonathan Klein, Institut Franco-Allemand de Recherches de Saint-Louis (France) and Univ.
Bonn (Germany)
Real-time tracking around a corner

High-Power Lasers 2015: Technology and Systems
Wei Huang, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China) and Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Comparative study of DPAL and XPAL systems and selection principal of parameters

Emerging Imaging and Sensing Technologies
Aurora Maccarone, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Depth imaging in highly scattering underwater environments using time-correlated single photon counting

Millimetre Wave and Terahertz Sensors and Technology
Gleb Katyba, Bauman Moscow State Technical Univ. (Russian Federation) and Institute of the Solid State Physics RAS (Russian Federation)
Terahertz waveguides based on multichannel sapphire shaped crystals

Optics and Photonics for Counterterrorism, Crime Fighting and Defence
Arne Schumann, Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (Germany)
Deep person re-identification in aerial images

Quantum Information Science and Technology
Rakhitha Chandrasekara, Ctr. for Quantum Technologies (Singapore) 
Generation and analysis of correlated pairs of photons on board a nanosatellite

Target and Background Signatures
Lukas Cavigelli, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
Computationally efficient target classification in multispectral image data with deep neural networks

Conferences 9986, 9989, 9991, 9994, 10002, 10006 received no entries.