Student Paper Competition

The IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society Sponsors a Paper Competition 

for EMBS Student Members (Graduates and Undergraduates)


Students should submit their entry to the Conference as a Contributed Paper by January 6, 2017 (December 31, 2016). Once your full paper (4 or more pages) has been submitted you will then be required to submit the Nomination Form (download Word or PDF file of the Nomination Form) between 9/1/2016 – 1/6/2017 (12/31/2016). Failure to submit the accompanying Nomination Form within the submission window will invalidate the respective student paper submission for the student paper competition.

Competition Deadline for Paper Submission: January 6, 2017 (December 15, 2016)

Competition Deadline for Nomination Form Submission: January 6, 2017 (December 31, 2016)

Submissions are evaluated on their originality, scientific merits, structure, and clarity of composition. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and finalists selected based on the merits of submissions and corresponding nominations.

Finalists must attend the Conference and present their papers as either an oral or poster presentation and also at a special session for the Student Paper Competition. Each Finalist will receive free conference registration and the first, second and third place winners will be selected and these winners will receive monetary awards.

Student Paper Competition (SPC) Guidelines

Students interested in participating in the competition should:

  • Create a profile in the Conference Paper Management System or update an existing profile (if needed)
  • Submit their entry to the NER’17 Conference as a Contributed Paper by 1/6/2017 (12/15/2016)
  • Submit a Nomination form for their paper between 9/1/2016 – 1/6/2017 (12/31/2016).  The corresponding author of the paper should have both a student status and EMBS membership at the time of submission.
  • Upload the Nomination form at . Click on Submit a Contribution to NER’17, click on submit (to the right of student award paper nomination). The student MUST be a member of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) at the time of paper submission.
NER’17 Student Paper Competition Finalists

Please join us in congratulating the finalists of the NER’17 Student Paper Competition. We hope you will join us for the Judging Session on Saturday, 27 May 2017 from 10:45-11:45 in Emerald I&II where the finalists will present their papers. The Awards Presentation will be on Saturday, 27 May 2017 at 13:30.

Yogatheesan Varatharajah

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Inter-Ictal Seizure Onset Zone Localization Using Unsupervised Clustering and Bayesian Filtering

Yao-Chuan Chang

University of Southern California

Stimulation Strategies for Selective Activation of Retinal Ganglion Cells

Jennifer Pfau

University of Freiburg

Mechanical Deformation and Chemical Degradation of Thin-Film Platinum under Aging and Electrical Stimulation

Junhua Li

National University of Singapore

Identification of Gait-Related Brain Activity Using Electroencephalographic Signals

Carlos Loza

University of Florida

Unsupervised Robust Detection of Behavioral Correlates in ECoG

Venkateswararao Cherukuri

Pennsylvania State University

Learning Based Image Segmentation of Post-Operative CT-Images: A Hydrocephalus Case Study