STUDENT AND YOUNG PRESENTERS' BEST PAPER AWARDS
Several ASA Technical Committees offer Best Paper Awards to students
who present papers at Society meetings. If you would like
your paper to be considered for an award, you must indicate this when
you submit your abstract. Application is made through the normal abstract submission process for ASA meetings.
For more information on award eligibility see here.
The ASA Student Site is located here
Recent Best Paper Award Winners:
Session 150, Fall 2005 — Minneapolis, MN
- Morley, Michael G., First Prize Winner
Title: Estimating geoacoustic properties of marine sediments by matched field inversion using ship noise as a sound source. (1pAO5)
- Oswald, Julie N., Second Prize Winner
Title: A new tool for real-time acoustic species identification of delphinid whistles. (2pAO7)
Session 149, Spring 2005 — Vancouver, BC
- Srinivasan Jagannathan (MIT), First Prize Winner.
Title: Could animals detect the approaching tsunami? (1pAOb2)
- Ben Biffard (University of Victoria), Second Prize Winner.
Title: Single beam echo sounding: considerations of depth and sea bed slope (2pAO3).
Previous Best Paper Award Winners:
Session 148, Fall 2004 — San Diego, CA
- Eric Giddens, First Prize Winner.
Title: Geoacoustic inversions in shallow water using
Doppler shifted modes from a moving source. (3aAO6)
- Erica Summers-Morris, Second Prize Winner.
Title: Geographical information systems (GIS) analysis of high-resolution multibeam bathymetry and remotely operated vehicle data to model rockfish habitat preference. (1pAOa1)
Session 147, Spring 2004 — New York, NY
- Joshua Wilson (MIT), First Prize Winner.
Title: Experimental demonstration of accurate hurricane classification from local wind speed estimates obtained with underwater sound.
- Cristina Tollefsen (Memorial University), Second Prize Winner.
Title: Sources of uncertainty in Doppler sonar measurements of fish speed.
Session 146, Fall 2003 — Austin, TX
- Deanelle Symonds (MIT), First Prize Winner.
Title: Fish schools are the dominant cause of long-range active sonar clutter in the New Jersey continental
shelf: Quantitative correlations.
- Ioannis Bertsatos (MIT), Second Prize Winner.
Title: Optimally resolving Lambertian surface orientation.
Session 145, Spring 2003 — Nashville, TN
- Kelley Benoit-Bird (Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology), First Prize Winner.
Title: Target strength and density structure of Hawaiian mesopelagic boundary community
patches (Paper 3aA09)
- Mark Fallat (SACLANT Undersea research Center), Second Prize Winner.
Title: Geoacoustic characterization of a range dependent environment using towed array data. (Paper 2pA05)
Information on ASA Technical Committees' Best Paper Awards
Committees Offering Best Student Paper Awards:
Each of the Technical Committees listed above can provide two awards to students presenting papers in their specific sessions.
The awarded amounts are:
- $300 for first prize
- $200 for second prize
To qualify for these awards, an author must:
- Be a student enrolled at least a half-time in a recognized university or college.
Graduates are eligible if the work being presented was performed as a student within one year of the meeting. Please note that you do not need to be a member of the ASA to qualify.
- Be listed as the first author on the submitted abstract.
- Present the paper at the meeting.
- Submit a copy of the presentation.
Presentation materials or a written text must be provided to the copy center at the meeting, unless the paper is presented in a poster session (except for entries in Speech Communication and Underwater Acoustics).
Award winners will be selected by a subcommittee of each award granting Technical Committee.
Selection will be based upon the quality of both the paper's content and its presentation.
The awards will be announced either at the meeting of the Technical Committee or after the close of the meeting.
All applicants wishing be considered for these awards must indicate their intention by putting the following statement at the bottom of their submitted abstract:
For (name of appropriate Technical Committee) Best Student Paper Award.