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Best Paper Award at Eucap 2016
MIE & ECE Assistant Professor Jose Martinez Lorenzo was awarded the Best Antenna Design and Applications award at the European Conference on Antennas and Propagation for his paper "Hematologic Characterization and 3D Imaging of Red Blood Cells using a Compressive Nano-Antenna and ML-FMA Modeling". His co-authors are postdoc Hipolito Gomez Sousa and Oscar Rubinos-Lopez (University of Vigo, Spain). Only 5 papers out of 1200 were selected as finalists in this category. The paper was based in a “crazy” idea for performing imaging at optical frequencies in-vivo using a novel “Compressive Nano-antenna,” which could potentially be mounted in a nano-robot. This is the first imaging system that moves the compression of the information from after-the-ADC into the physical layer using a Multi-coded Compressive Antenna (beating any traditional compressive sensing imaging system), making it the first of its kind.