Posted on March 24, 2017

ECE Students take first prize at Queen's IEEE Student Paper Competition

The Queen’s IEEE Student Paper Competition took place on March 23 in Walter Light Hall. There were 7 entrants in the competition: 2 teams from ECE, 1 team from Engineering Physics and 4 individual entries from the School of Computing PERK Lab. Competitors delivered a presentation on a research or design project and then handled questions from the panel of judges and audience.  After a long period of deliberation, taking into consideration criteria that included relatedness to ECE and CS, project completeness, and level of technical challenge, the judges came to a decision.

Drone Detection team members after their competition win
1st place went to the project titled “Drone Detection” presented by ECE students Patrick Dang-Ho, Matt Hahn, and Kevin Huang.

Second place finishers UAV Guidance System for Mining Applications Team
2nd place went to the project titled “UAV Guidance System for Mining Applications” by ECE Students Nick Hetherington, Brent Jackson and Alex Bennett.

Third Place Finisher Christina Yan after her presentation
3rd place went to the project titled “Tumor localization needle displacement prior to tumor excision in navigated lumpectomy” by Biomedical Computing student, Christina Yan.

The wining project is Queen’s entry to the IEEE Eastern Ontario Student Paper Competition being held on Tuesday March 28 at Algonquin College in Ottawa where they will face the Royal Military College, University of Ottawa, Carleton University and Algonquin College winners.

The ECE department would like to express our appreciation and thanks to the 
IEEE Kingston Chapter for donating $300 of prize money, the three judges Profs. Afsahi, Freundorfer, and Saavedra who generously volunteered their time, Farouk Azizi, IEEE Kingston Section Chair, for his support and lastly to Irina Pavich for her assistance with throughout the event. Finally, a special thanks to Professor Steven Blostein for his time and dedication to organizing the competition.

Congratulations ECE and best of luck representing us at the Ontario wide competition!