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IEEE R10 Student Research Paper Contest


The IEEE Region 10 Student Activities Committee recognizes the importance of research and dissemination of the findings for the advancement of science and technology. Researching, writing, and presenting a paper provides students with invaluable early experience in communicating ideas related to their professional fields. The contest allows IEEE Student members to exercise and improve written communication skills. 


The R10 Student Research Paper contest aims to improve IEEE student members’ written communication skills and report novel and original research results to the science & technology community. The contest will facilitate the recognition of these skills and encourage other student members to develop technical and written communication skills.


There shall be 3 research areas for the competition: (a) Power and Energy, (b) AI and Robotics, and (c) Communications and Signal Processing. The best paper for each of the categories shall be awarded a prize.


  • Open to all active IEEE Student Members and IEEE Graduate Student Members in electrical engineering, electronics, computer science, or any other fields of interest of an IEEE Society and are currently enrolled in a course at a recognized educational institute.
  • The contest is open only to active IEEE Student Members and IEEE Graduate Student Members in Region 10. The papers may be on any engineering subject in the field of interest of IEEE (within the scope of IEEE transactions).
  • The student must be the paper’s first author and principal contributor.
  • The number of authors for one paper is limited to 3. All the authors must be students and the first author must be a student member of the IEEE. Supervisors are not allowed to participate in the contest.
  • The combined contribution from all other co-authors should be no more than 50%. The first author would be required to indicate the estimated contributions of co-authors in terms of percentage.
  • Papers submitted to this contest should not have been published in any other publication yet. If already published then the paper will be DISQUALIFIED.
  • Along with the paper submission, a duly completed Entry Form should be submitted proving the details of all the authors.
  • The submission must be endorsed by the Section Chair OR Section Student Activities Chair OR Student Branch Counselor OR Head of the Department/School, by signing the endorsement section of the Entry Form.
  • The submission should be declared by all the authors of the paper by signing the declaration section of the Entry Form.
  • The paper and the duly completed Entry Form should be submitted via the “SUBMIT NOW” link given at the bottom of this page.           Please download the Entry Form from here 


  • The papers must be limited to a maximum of 6 pages in length. Papers not in the described format will be rejected.
  • The paper should, moreover, explain the significance of the presented work, and provide a well-structured, clear, and concise presentation of the subject matter including an abstract, introduction, the main body, and conclusion with supporting tables and figures, with adequate references.
  • Appendices: Detailed mathematical proofs, development of equations, etc. which are subordinate to the main argument in the body of the paper, should be given in the appendices, with reference in the main text.
  • NOTE:  Author names, affiliations, and email addresses should not be included in the submitted paper (to facilitate a blind review process).

Judging Panel

  • The papers will be judged for the technical content, innovation, practical implementation, references, and overall presentation by a panel/panel of judges.
  • The judging panel/panels will represent expertise in the technical fields of the papers. Members of the IEEE R10 Student Activities Committee are ineligible to serve as members of the judging panel.
  • A member of the judging panel shall not evaluate a paper from his/her Section or educational institute. Judging panel members shall declare any possible conflicts of interest when evaluating a paper.
  • The decision by the judging panel, as accepted by the R10 Director, will be the final decision and no appeal against the decision will be entertained.

Assessment Criteria

Each paper will be reviewed by at least three or more judges for:

Written presentation (worth 40%) with the following scoring criteria:

  • Concise, informative abstract
  • The flow of ideas, and integration of literature to support purpose, approach, and findings.
  • Adequacy of the conclusion
  • Compliance with paper format guidelines (IEEE Format)
  • Clarity and direction in exposition
  • Grammar, spelling, style, and choice of words                                                                                                                                                              

The subject matter (worth 60%) with the following scoring criteria:

  • The originality of ideas, experimental procedures, processes, results, or conclusions due mainly to the main author
  • Originality in analysis, interpretation, and restatement of inference based upon the work of contributing authors.
  • Quality of technical content
  • Factual and technical accuracy


A total of THREE WINNERS will be chosen, one for each research area. The winner for each area will be awarded the following prize:

  • USD 300 cash prize
  • An e-certificate 

In the case of co-authored papers, the prize money shall be divided equally among the student authors who are IEEE members, and who will also have his/her name printed on the certificate.


The IEEE R10 Students Activities Coordinator will notify the result, and winners, by email to the R10 Sections, on the R10 Website and R10 Newsletter. A record of winners is kept in R10 archives.


  • Call for Submissions: April 17, 2023
  • Submission Deadline: May 31, 2023
  • Processing Period: June 1 to June 30, 2023
  • Assessment Period: July 1 to July 31, 2023
  • Finalizing of Results: Aug 1 to Aug 15, 2023
  • Winners Notification: August 30, 2023

Region 10 SAC will launch the contest by announcing it on online media and sending an email notification to all SB, SB Chapters, and Affinity Groups. R10 cannot guarantee that the email notification will reach every Student Branch in the region. It is, therefore, Section Chairs’ responsibility to make certain that the information about the contest reaches all Student Branches and universities within their geographical boundaries.

Information & Enquiries

  • A full information package about the contest will be made available through online media such as the R10 SAC’s website and social media.
  •  Information about the contest will be published in the R10 newsletter if its publication date matches the contest schedule.
  • Points of Contact for further information and enquiries: R10 Student Activities Committee (


Category : Power and Energy

Winner :

Paper Title: A High-Efficiency CMOS Rectifier with Advanced Topology Fusion Technique for Extended-Range Ambient RF Energy Harvesting
Name: Alexander Choo Chia Chun & Yi Chen Lee
Section: Malaysia

Special Category Winner:

Paper Title: Charging management of EVs in smart grid of different capacity and topology
Name: Mithra Vinda Reddy K, Sarvesh Babu R G, Shwetha S.
Section: Madras

Category : AI and Robotics

Winner :

Paper Title: Next-Generation Traffic Control: Adaptive Timer and Emergency Vehicle Priority in Intelligent Traffic Management
Name: Devika S G
Section: Kerala

Special Category Winner:

Paper Title: Diabetes Detection Using Deep Learning and Time-Frequency Analysis
Name: Chee Lit Zhi
Section: Malaysia 

Category : Communication and Signal Processing

Winner :

Paper Title: Transmitting Information Using Passive RIS: Theory and Proof-of-Concept of RIS-Backscatter Direct Data Modulation
Name: Muhammad Miftahul Amri
Section: South korea

Special Category Winner:

Paper Title: RFS-codec: A Novel Encoding Approach to Store Image Data in DNA
Name: Abdur Rasool
Section: Guangzhou 

1st Prize –
Paper Title: Dual-Band GPS/LoRa Antenna for IoT Applications
Name: Muhammad Sani Yahya
Section: Malaysia

2nd Prize –
Paper Title: Predictive Analytics of First Blood and Match Outcome in Dota 2
Name: Nicholas Heng Loong Wong
Section: Singapore

3rd Prize –
Paper Title: FPGA-WSN-based Forest Fire Alert System using Data-Driven Attribute Relationship Determination
Name: Srimonti Dutta
Section: Kolkata

WIE Best Paper –
Paper Title: Smart Trucks: An IoT based Novel Approach for Smart and Effective Waste Management System
Name: Prachi Singh
Section: Uttar Pradesh

1st Prize –
WRS: A Novel Word-embedding Method for Real-time Sentiment with Integrated LSTM-CNN Model
Abdur Rasool and Chaojie Ji
Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology
Section: Guangzhou

2nd Prize –
Contactless Tool for COVID-19 Surveillance System
Chu Yu Lee
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Section: Malaysia

3rd Prize –
Practical Soft-Demapper for Sparse Code Multiple Access Systems
Syed Aamer Hussain
Section: Malaysia

4th Prize: WIE Winner –
Emoji Prediction using LSTM and Naive Bayes
Ritwik Ranjan and Palak Yadav
Delhi Technological University
Section: Delhi


First prize:
Author: Charissa Phua Han Ming,
Co-author: Lau Bee Theng
Paper title: Semiconductor Wafer Surface: Automatic Defect Classification with Deep CNN
Section: IEEE Swinburne Sarawak Student Branch, Sarawak Subsection
Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak, Malaysia.
The prize: 300 USD + certificate

Second prize:
Author: Huynh Thanh Son, Huynh Tan Phong, Nguyen Huu Dac
Paper title: An efficient approach for paper submission recommendation
Section: Vietnam Section
University of Science & John von Neumann Institute, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The prize: 200 USD + certificate

Third prize:
Author: Bahare Mohamadzade
Paper title: A Conformal Antenna with Broadside and Monopole-like Pattern Reconfigurability on Polymer-Conductive Textile Composite
Section: IEEE Student Branch Macquarie University, New South Wales Section
Macquarie University, Australia

First Prize:
Author: Uzma Amin
Paper title: Energy Trading in Local Electricity Market with Renewables – A Contract Theoretic Approach
Section: New South Wales Section
Macquarie University, Australia
The prize: 300 USD + certificate

Second Prize:
Author: Ali Lalbakhsh
Paper title: Fully Metallic Wideband Meta-Surface for Near-field Enhancement in High Power Microwave Applications.
Section: New South Wales Section
Macquarie University, Australia
The prize: 200 USD + certificate

Third Prize:
Author: Yang Yang Lee
Paper title: Generalizing Image Splicing Detection with Constrained Convolutional Neural Network
Section: Malaysia Section
Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
The prize: 100 USD + certificate

Special Prize for WIE:
Author: Ng Pai Chet
Paper title 1: Wearable-free Proximity Sensing and Alert System with BLE Beacon
Paper title 2: Interactive Dance with Visual Background Recomposition using BLE Beacons
Section: Hong Kong Section
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
The prize: 200 USD + certificate


First prize:
Author: Roy B. V. B. Simorangkir
Macquarie University

Second prize:
Author: Sarbajit Paul
Dong-A University

Third prize:
Author: Ying-Xing Feng
Universiti Teknologi Petronas


First prize:
Author: Chiam Dar Hung, Li Zhen Er, Ng Kay Li
Curtin University

Second prize:
Author: Ninad Joshi, Virendra Bidkar, Myron Britto
Goa College of Engineering

Third prize:
Author: Andy Tan Wei Keat, Chan Hao Jie
Universiti Sains Malaysia