OSA Student Paper Award to Medhanie Gebrekidan

The Optical Sensors committee chairs of the Optical Society of Amarica (OSA) conferred the Student Paper Award of the 2021 OSA Optical Sensors and Sensing Congress to Medhanie Gebrekidan

for his presentation and paper entiteled

“Filter-coated Raman fiber bundle probe and deep neural networks for oral cancer diagnostics”

The digital conference took place from July 19th-23rd, 2021.

The paper reported about development of fiber bundle Raman probe with individually filter-coated fibers suitable for two excitation and detection channels to retrieve the entire Raman spectrum. In combination with deep neural networks for Raman spectra refinement from intensive background interferences and interpretation, the fiber bundle has a great potential for oral cancer diagnostics with improved classification accuracy.

The congress brought together major sensor developers and users and provided a showcase for the latest sensor prototypes and products. It featured the latest developments in optical sensing and sensors as well as their use in variety of applications and involved well known experts in this area from all over the world.

Medhanie Gebrekidan