Student Experience at AP-S/URSI 2016

Students are the future. Each year the Steering Committee strives to provide a program that encourages the professional growth of its future leaders. Student opportunities at AP-S/URSI 2016 include: the Young Professionals Beach Barbeque, Volunteer opportunites, and Student competitions.

Young Professional Beach Barbeque:

The Young Professionals’ Reception is open to all Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD). Meet fellow young professionals in your field from all over the globe while enjoying all the great beach-side activities on the island – beach games (volleyball, ping pong or soccer), live music, and a barbecue buffet dinner.

For more information on IEEE Young Professionals Program activities, benefits and career resources, please visit their webpage.

Student Volunteer Opportunities:

Volunteers aid in the efficient operation of a conference by being available to assist when a need arises. APS-URSI 2016 will have a need for student volunteers for a variety of activities. Volunteers will be selected on a first come, first served basis. Please select the number of shifts to fulfill the amount of time required. Please click the link below for more information on tasks, benefits, and sign-up.

Volunteer Signup

Student Competitions:

Each year the AP-S/URSI symposium holds a student paper competition and a student design competition. Please be sure to support your fellow students by visiting the Grand Caribbean Foyer East for both the Student Poster Competition and the Student Design Competition. Here is the information regarding the finalists for each competition:

Student Design Contest
Student Paper Competition
Student Paper Contest Finalists

1) 2473: A Horizontally Polarized Beam-Steerable Antenna for Sub-millimeter-wave Polarimetric Imaging and Collision Avoidance Radars
Armin Jam, University of Michigan
Kamal Sarabandi, University of Michigan

2) 2587: Broadband Beamforming of Terahertz Pulses with a Single-Chip 4×2 Array in Silicon
M. Mahdi Assefzadeh, Rice University
Aydin Babakhani, Rice University

3) 1444: High Permittivity Dielectric Resonators for Wireless Power Transfer System
Mingzhao Song, ITMO University
Pavel Belov, ITMO University
Polina Kapitanova, ITMO University

4) 2321: Toward a Tunable Mode-Mixing Cavity for Computational Imaging
Timothy Sleasman, Duke University
Mohammadreza F. Imani, Duke University
Jonah Gollub, Duke University
David R. Smith, Duke University

5) 2471: Phase-sensitive THz Imaging using Single-Pixel Intensity-only Measurements
Syed An Nazmus Saqueb, ElectroScience Laboratory, The Ohio State University
Kubilay Sertel, ElectroScience Laboratory, The Ohio State University

6) 2526: Efficient Rectification of Infrared Radiation Using Nano-Rectennas and Slow-Light Microstructures
Mehdi Hajizadegan, Wayne state university
Pai-Yen Chen, Wayne state university

7) 2644: On-chip UWB Phased Arrays for mmW Connectivity
Seckin Sahin, The Ohio State University
Niru K. Nahar, The Ohio State University
Kubilay Sertel, The Ohio State University

8) 2150: Transient Analysis of Electromagnetic Wave Interactions on Ferromagnetic Scatterers Using Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert and Volume Integral Equations
Sadeed Sayed, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Huseyin Arda Ulku, Gebze Technical University
Hakan Bagci, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

9) 2337: Diagrammatic Explanation of the Reverse Doppler Effect in Space-Time Modulated Photonic Crystals
Zoé-Lise Deck-Léger, Polytechnique Montréal
Maksim Skorobogatiy, Polytechnique Montréal
Christophe Caloz, Polytechnique Montréal

10) 2628: On-Chip “Baluntennas” for Differential-Mode Non-Contact Characterization of mmW/THz Devices and ICs
Cosan Caglayan, The Ohio State University
Kubilay Sertel, The Ohio State University

11) 2305: Measurement of Efficiency Degradation Due to External Detuning of a Tunable Patch Antenna
Oliver Norman, University of Bristol
Geoff Hilton, University of Bristol
Mark Beach, University of Bristol

13) 2592: Transparent and Self-Activated Harmonic Sensor Using Integrated Graphene Antennas and Circuits
Maryamsadat Sakhdari, Wayne State University
Pai-Yen Chen, Wayne State University

14) 2769: High-Performance Continuous-Wave Terahertz Emitters based on Plasmonic Photomixing Antennas
Shang-Hua Yang, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Mona Jarrahi, University of California, Los Angeles

AP-S/URSI 2016 Patrons