The Robert Hill Award to recognizes candidates that have recently received a Ph.D. degree and have written an outstanding Ph.D. dissertation in the Field of Interest of the Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society.
Hear from this year's recipient, Leonardo M. Millefiori, and learn about his journey from high school to landing a position at CMRE in La Spezia.
Students participated in the 2022 Digital Avionics Systems Conference Student Research Competition in Portsmouth, VA, USA from 18-22 September. Finalists presented in a second round, student interactive session. Winners received a certificate and cash prize.
2022 Winners: Ramchander Bhaskara, Yibing Xie, and Alex Henderson.
Behind each “success story”, there is a mix of hard work, dedication, and no shortcuts. This makes no exception in my case, as I am here to tell a little bit about my academic path and how I ended up receiving the AESS early career award for “contributions to decentralized inference and sensor fusion in networked sensor systems” (or, to put it simply, “how I have applied known stuff from statistical signal processing to a very cool field”).
It is funny how things unfold in life. Right after I finished my master’s at the Lebanese American University (LAU) in my home country of Lebanon, my advisor at the time, Prof. Samer Saab, casually asked me what I thought about pursuing a Ph.D. degree in the U.S. The thought had already crossed my mind, especially that it was almost necessary to have a Ph.D. from a western institution to make a decent living in Lebanon. After collecting myself from the excitement, I casually answered back: “Sure, why not?” That’s when he told me that a former student of his, Prof. Zak Kassas, had just started as an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) and was looking for solid students to apply for a Ph.D. position.
The Fred Nathanson Memorial Radar Award is in honor of the late Fred Nathanson and is sponsored by the AESS Radar Systems Panel. The purpose of this award is to grant international recognition for outstanding contributions to the radar art.
Hear from this year's recipient, Justin Metcalf, and learn more about his journey that started at Kansas State University.