We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2020 Travel Award, sponsored by MDPI and Applied System Innovation (ASI).
Dr. Naser Ojaroudi Parchin is a Research Assistant and a PhD Fellow in the Faculty of Engineering and Informatics, University of Bradford, Bradford, United Kingdom. He is working as Early-Stange Researcher (ESR) 7 of 13 ESRs of 8 research groups, spread across 4 leading Universities/research institutions and 4 industrial partners in 5 different European countries, targeting a Secure Network Coding for Reduced Energy Next Generation Mobile Small Cells (SECRET). He has an extremely strong track record, and exemplary references and publications.
As the awardee, Dr. Naser Ojaroudi Parchin will receive an honorarium of 800 CHF and will present his work entitled “Multi-Mode Smartphone Antenna Array for 5G Massive MIMO Applications” at the 14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2020 which will be held on 15-20 March, 2020 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
I would also like to acknowledge the other four candidates on our short list, namely, Dr. Alfonso González-Briones from the University of Salamanca, Spain; Dr. Ioannis Dassios from University College Dublin, Ireland; Dr. Luis Miguel González de Santos from Universidad de Vigo, Spain; and Dr. Spirkina Anastasia from Bonch-Bruevich Saint-Petersburg State University of Telecommunications, Russia for their impressive track records.
Together with the Applied System Innovation editorial team, I would like to congratulate Naser Ojaroudi Parchin for his achievements and thank the award committee for their excellent work in the hard task of selecting a winner from such a large number of excellent candidate profiles. We will continue to reward young scientists with the 2021 Travel Award and wish them further success in their careers.
Prof. Dr. Christos Douligeris
Editor-in-Chief, Applied System Innovation