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J. Landon Garry takes home second in Poland

A doctoral student at the ElectroScience Laboratory, placed among the top researchers at the recent Signal Processing Symposium in Europe.

Doctoral student, J. Landon Garry, received second place in the Best Student Paper Award competition for his work. The event took place in Debe, Poland earlier this month. He is pursuing his Ph.D. in passive radars with a focus on imaging techniques.

Garry's work is titled, "Direct signal suppression schemes for passive radar," which was co-authored by Dr. Graeme Smith and Dr. Chris Baker.

"The award was quite an honor and a very fulfilling reward for the years of hard work toward my Ph.D.," Garry said. "A textbook on Ultrawideband Phased Array Antennas also accompanied the award."

He also reflected on the opportunity to travel to Poland and meet with peers in his field from across the ocean.

"As a scholar, I believe we should take every opportunity to travel and interact with related research groups, which not only broadens one's horizons but also serves to grow your technical network," Garry said. "I visited with the group on passive radar systems research of Warsaw University of Technology - arguably the world leader on this subject - who would like to collaborate with my research due to some recent results."

The Signal Processing Symposium was created in 2005 to create a forum for students and scientists to present their latest research results, new trends in science/technology and exchange ideas during technical and evening sessions.

"This event is a biennial conference, which attracts about 100 participants from around the world," Krzysztof Kulpa said, Chairman of the Signal Processing Symposium. "By bringing together senior and young scientists, SPSympo creates unique learning and networking opportunities which make the symposium a very successful event."

Learn more about the competition HERE.