Electrical engineering grad student places first in IEEE paper competition

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Bosung Kang, an electrical engineering graduate student at Penn State, was awarded first place in the student paper competition at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Radar Conference held May 19-23 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The award recognizes the contributions of students to the radar community.

Kang’s paper, titled “Estimation of Structured Covariance Matrices for Radar STAP Under Practical Constraints,” was coauthored by Vishal Monga, Monkowski Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, and Muralidhar Rangaswamy of the Air Force Research Laboratory.

Monga said, “The competition was stiff. Ten finalists were selected from 84 student papers and awards were made for first, second and third places.” Kang received a $500 cash award and a certificate.

Papers were judged on novelty and originality, technical correctness and accuracy, importance or significance of the results, clarity of presentation and student contribution. The top 10 papers are listed on the conference website.

The trio’s research was supported by a grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

Established in 1884, the IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.

Last Updated June 02, 2014