International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium

In 2021 a joint initiative of Belgium and The Netherlands

Student Paper Competition

Competition Finalists

A Machine Learning Approach to Mass-Conserving Ice Thickness Interpolation
Thomas Teisberg, Dustin Schroeder, Emma MacKie, Stanford University, United States
Rotation Consistency-Preserved Generative Adversarial Networks for Cross-Domain Aerial Image Semantic Segmentation
Te Shi, Yansheng Li, Yongjun Zhang, School of Remote Sensing and Information Engineering, Wuhan University, China, China
Semantic Segmentation of Remote Sensing Images Combining Hierarchical Probabilistic Graphical Models and Deep Convolutional Neural Networks
Martina Pastorino, Gabriele Moser, Sebastiano Serpico, Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy; Josiane Zerubia, Université Cote d’Azur, France
Towards Out-of-Distribution Detection for Remote Sensing
Jakob Gawlikowski, German Aerospace Center, Germany; Sudipan Saha, Anna Kruspe, Xiao Xiang Zhu, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Possible Evidence of Earthquake Precursors Observed In Ionospheric Scintillation Events Observed From Spaceborne GNSS-R Data
Carlos Molina, Badr-Eddine Boudriki Semlali, Hyuk Park, Adriano Camps, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Real-Time, Deep Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) Autofocus
Isaac Gerg, Vishal Monga, Penn State University, United States
Quantifying Spatial Relationships In Ice Penetrating Radar Measurement Uncertainty Through Clutter Simulation
Emma MacKie, Dustin Schroeder, Gregor Steinbrugge, Riley Culberg, Stanford University, United States
An Innovative Push-to-Talk (PTT) Synchronization Scheme for Future Distributed Sar
Yanyan Zhang, Robert Wang, Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Satellite Passive Microwave Remote Sensing for Seismic Thermal Anomaly:Phenomena and Mechanisms
Yuan Qi, Lixin Wu, Wenfei Mao, Yifan Ding, Yingjia Liu, Central South University, China
Proposal of a Ground Penetrating Radar System Utilizing Polarization Information by using Phasor-Quaternion Self-Organizing Map
Yicheng Song, Akira Hirose, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Competition Rules

All IEEE student members are invited and encouraged to enter the IGARSS 2021 Student Paper Competition. Ten finalists will be selected by a committee to present their papers during a special session at the conference.

To enter, you must submit the following documents online at the paper submission page by 8 January 2021 25 January 2021.

Publish-ready 2-column, 4-page Proceedings Paper Publish-ready 2-column, 4-page Proceedings Paper This document will be judged for the SPC.
Proof of Student Status (scanned image) Proof of Student Status (scanned image) Image of your student ID or a letter from your University or school stating that you are a student currently enrolled in a degree program.
Advisor Letter Advisor Letter A signed letter from your advisor stating that you:
  • are a candidate for a degree and IEEE student member,
  • will personally present the paper if accepted,
  • has a higher contribution to the presented paper than 60% (if the contribution is less than 60%, the paper is not suitable for a student paper competition and can be submitted to the normal track),
  • will register and participate in the symposium, and
  • will attend the Awards Banquet;


Competition guidelines:

  1. The first/principal author must be a student.
  2. The student must be an IEEE member.
  3. Each student can only submit one paper for consideration in the contest.
  4. The student must be in a degree program at the time of submission of IGARSS 2021 paper.
  5. The student must participate in IGARSS 2021 and present the paper.
  6. The student will publish the paper in the IGARSS 2021 Proceedings.
  7. All required documents must be uploaded through the online system by 8 January 2021 25 January 2021.