TUC members are the Student Competition Winners (2nd Prize, ex aequo) in the 2020 IEEE ComSoc “Communications Technology Changing the Word” Student Competition. Dedicated to the future leaders in communications and networking, IEEE ComSoc holds the annual student competition, encouraging communications engineering students to expand their knowledge, test and showcase new skills, and inspire innovation. The competition, Communication Technology Changing the World, recognizes students or teams of students who demonstrate the capacity to improve the lives of people, through the application of communication technology and the development of projects that meet the human needs of people.
TUC Τeam Members are George Vougioukas, team leader and PhD candidate at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Manolis Andrianakis, postgraduate ECE student and Νikolaos Dadidakis, undergraduate ECE student, with ECE Professor Aggelos Bletsas, as the project advisor. The project is entitled "Recycling Radio Waves for the Wide Adoption of Precision Agriculture". It is about recycling radio waves, for the design and use of smart, super low-cost, wireless sensors for wide-scale application in agricultural production.
The entries in the competition were 54 in number, from International Universities, and were evaluated and ranked by an international judging committee, appointed by the Student Competition Chairs, including representatives of all ComSoc Technical Committees. Evaluation criteria included, originality, creativity in applying communication technology, social impact on humanity or local community, challenging technical aspects, practical results and possible application in other parts of the world.
TUC team won the second prize, ex aequo with Beihang University' team (China).