The 2016 IEEE Victorian Section Student Paper Prize Committee has completed its review of many submitted papers from numerous universities.
We are delighted to inform our membership that Saman Asghari Gorji from Swinburne University has received 1st prize with the paper titled “Galvanically Isolated Quasi Switched-Boost-Based DC/DC Converter”. Saman will receive a certificate from the IEEE Victorian Section and a cash of $1,300.
Saman A. Gorji received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from University of Guilan, Iran in 2011 and 2013, respectively. He is currently a PhD Candidate at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. He has been awarded Swinburne University Postgraduate Research Award (SUPRA) scholarship, for the duration of his candidature. He has published more than 15 research papers in refereed journals and conferences proceedings in the area of power electronics. His main research interests include modelling and design of high power converters and applications of power electronics in renewable energy systems. He has been actively involved with IEEE Australia for the past 2 years. He is a committee member of IEEE vehicular technology society -Victorian chapter, The Chair of IEEE Student branch -Swinburne, and reviewer of several international IEEE conferences.
Safiollah Heidari has been awarded 2nd place for the paper titled “iGiraph: A Cost-efficient Framework for Processing Large-scale Graphs on Public Clouds”. Safiollah will thus receive a certificate from the section and a $700 cash prize.
Two more students were recognised with certificates of merit for their outstanding work:
Loau Tawfak Al Bahrani – Orthogonal PSO Algorithm for Optimal Dispatch of Power of Large-Scale Thermal Generating Units in Smart Power Grid Under Power Grid Constraints
Sahar Sabbaghi – A Deep Bag-of-Features Model for the Classification of Melanomas in Dermoscopy Images
The Victorian Section thanks all of the students for their submissions and the volunteer experts who helped review/judge the papers.