AT-RASC 2015 URSI Young Scientists Awards
May 18-22, 2015 Gran Canaria, Canary Islands


Part of the URSI Young Scientists Program
to learn more about the URSI Young Scientists Program, please click here




Prof. Kazuya Kobayashi, Chuo University, Japan
Young Scientists Awards:

60 Young Scientists have been selected and have been awarded:


AT-RASC 2015 Young Scientist Awardees - Groups Photo

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AT-RASC 2015 Young Scientist Awardees

Name Affiliation Nationality  
Miss Masoumeh Azghani Sharif University of Technology Iran  
Dr. Andrea Baroni Information Engineering Department Italy  
Dr. Michele Borgese Universit√† di Pisa Italy  
Mr. Claudio Cesaroni INGV Italy  
Dr. Filippo Costa Universit√† di Pisa Italy  
Mr. Soro Ibrahima Coulibaly University FHB of Abidjan-Cocody, UFR SSMT, Atmospheric Physics Laboratory Cote d'Ivoire  
Dr. Pedro M. Cruz Institute of Telecommunications - Aveiro Portugal  
Miss Sri Ekawati Space Science Center Indonesia  
Dr. Sean Elvidge University of Birmingham United Kingdom  
Dr. Vasiliy A Es'kin University of Nizhny Novgorod Russian Federation  
Mr. Keisuke Fujita Graduate School of Science and Engineering Japan  
Dr. Juan Sebastian Gomez-Diaz The University of Texas at Austin Spain  
Mr. Xiang Gu Centre for Space Science and Applied Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences China  
Mr. Ruisi He Beijing Jiaotong University China  
Dr. Domenica A. M. Iero University Italy  
Mr. Tunc Murat Ilgar Baskent University Turkey  
Mr. Judong Jang national radio research agency South Korea  
Miss Lilla Juhasz Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences Hungary  
Mr. Subrahmanyam V. Kandula Space Physics Laboratory (SPL) India  
Dr. Chaouki Kasmi French Network and Information Security Agency - ANSSI France  
Mr. Ian Kavanagh Dublin City University Ireland  
Dr. Venkatesh Kavutarapu Universidade do Vale do Paraiba (UNIVAP) India  
Mr. Maxim V. Klimenko WD IZMIRAN Russian Federation  
Miss Daria Sergeevna Kotova Institute of Physics and Technology Russian Federation  
Dr. Vratislav Krupar Institute of Atmospheric Physics Czech Republic  
Dr. Oksana Kruparova Institute of Atmospheric Physics Czech Republic  
Dr. Gaetan Le Chat LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, CNES France  
Prof. Yang Li Baylor University United States  
Dr. Wen Li University of California, Los Angeles China  
Ms. Shyeh Tjing Cleo Loi The University of Sydney Australia  
Mr. Lukasz Lopacinski BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg Poland  
Mr. Fabio Mangini “La Sapienza” University of Rome Italy  
Mr. Chris R. Mannix University of Birmingham United Kingdom  
Miss Poppy L. Martin University of Southampton United Kingdom  
Ms. Laura Melian-Gutierrez Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Spain  
Mr. Andrea Michel University of Pisa Italy  
Prof. Puyan Mojabi University of Manitoba Iran  
Mr. Karim H. Moussa Faculty of Engineering Egypt  
Dr. Toshi Nishimura University of California, Los Angeles Japan  
Dr. Joseph Ouko Olwendo Pwani University Kenya  
Dr. Sujay Pal University of Electro-Communication, Indian Centre for Sapce Physics India  
Ms. Pragati Patel IIT Bombay India  
Dr. Symon K. Podilchak Queen Canada  
Dr. Peeyush Prasad ASTRON India  
Mr. Tommi Rimpilainen Aalto University Finland  
Mrs. Katharina Roser Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute Switzerland  
Mr. Kamalesh K. Sainath Ohio State University United States  
Mr. Luke A. Selzer Qinetiq United Kingdom  
Dr. Olga V. Shapoval Institute of Radiophysics and Electronics NASU Ukraine  
Mr. Nosherwan Shoaib Politecnico Di Torino, Italy Italy  
Mr. Krzysztof Siwiec Institute of Microelectronics and Optolectronics/Warsaw University of Technology Poland  
Dr. Ping Jack Soh Universiti Malaysia Perlis Malaysia  
Dr. Shweta Srivastava Physical Research Laboratory India  
Dr. Nicholas Ssessanga Chungnam National University Uganda  
Dr. Debadatta Swain Indian Institute Of Technology Bhubaneswar India  
Mr. David R. Themens University of New Brunswick Canada  
Mr. Arno Thielens UGENT/iMinds Belgium  
Dr. Mikhail Viktorov Institute of Applied Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences Russian Federation  
Dr. Yury V. Yasyukevich Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics SB RAS Russian Federation  
Dr. Huapeng Zhao Institute of High Performance Computing China  



Rules and Guidelines
  • To qualify for an award the applicant:
    1. must be less than 35 years old on September 1st of the year of the AT-RASC conference
    2. should have a paper, of which he or she is the principal author, submitted and accepted for oral or poster presentation at a regular session at AT-RASC.
  • Applicants should also be interested in promoting contacts between developed and developing countries. Applicants from all over the world are welcome, also from regions that do not (yet) belong to URSI. All successful applicants are expected to participate fully in the scientific activities of AT-RASC. They will receive a certificate, free registration, and free hotel accommodation in a specified hotel.
  • The application needs to be done electronically by going to the same web site used for the submission of abstracts/papers via . The deadline for paper submission for AT-RASC 2015 is January 12th, 2015.
  • A web-based form will appear when applicants check "Young Scientists Paper" at the time they submit their paper. All Young Scientists must submit their paper(s) and this application together with a CV and a list of publications in PDF format to the AT-RASC submission web site.
  • Applications will be assessed by the URSI Young Scientists Committee taking account of the national ranking of the application and the technical evaluation of the abstract by the relevant URSI Commission. Awards will be announced on the AT-RASC web site and the URSI web site in March 2015.
  • We also would like to invite you to write a review (1-2 pages) of your favourite textbook for the URSI Radio Science Bulletin. There is no special deadline for such a review. If you are interested in this offer, please get in contact with Kristian Schlegel at
  • For more information about URSI, AT-RASC 2015 and the activities of URSI Commissions, please look at the URSI web site at: or the AT-RASC 2015 website at
  • If you need more information concerning the Young Scientists Program, please check the URSI web site at:
Separate and independent from this Young Scientists Program, a Student Paper Competition will be organised as well. See here for more information. Those who are eligible and interested to apply for the Student Paper Competition may do so by ticking the appropriate box during the paper submission process.
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