Prizes awarded

The ANACOM-URSI Portugal Prize and Best Student Paper Award (2017 edition) were presented by Luísa Mendes, Chair of the Portuguese Committee of URSI, at the 11th Congress of this Committee.

ANACOM-URSI Portugal Prize

The ANACOM-URSI Portugal Prize was won by João Monteiro Felício, for his research work of great scientific and social impact "Microwave Breast Cancer Screening: Experimental Validation”.

João Felício completed an Integrated Master's Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) in 2014. In addition to being a doctoral student at IST and researcher at IT - Instituto de Telecomunicações (Telecommunications Institute), he has also been a visiting assistant professor at ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL) since September 2017.

In 2015, at the 9th Congress of the Portuguese Committee of URSI, he was distinguished for the best poster presented by a student, with the work "Microwave imaging to detect targets in human Phantoms using a radar algorithm in the frequency domain”.

Best Student Paper Award

The Best Student Paper Award (2017 edition) was won by Carolina Gouveia, for the work "Bio-radar performance evaluation for different antenna design”. Carolina Gouveia is studying for an Integrated Master's in Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications, University of Aveiro

Second place was awarded to Hafssaa Latioui, of IT, for the work "Electromagnetic transparency in a material with two distinct topological phases", and the 3rd place to Vera da Silva Pedras, of IST, for the work "Development of QoE models (No Reference) for voice and Web Browsing based on 3G/4G radio measurements”.