IJARS Rising Star: the names of two project's Ambassadors revealed

November, 2015

Following the launch of the IJARS Rising Star initiative in September, we have revealed the names of two Ambassadors who have kindly accepted to support this initiative aimed at giving recognition to young, rising stars in robotics.

Prof. Jayantha Katupitiya from the University of New South Wales (Australia), and Prof. Gurvinder S. Virk currently employed at the University of Gävle and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), have taken upon the role of promoting the cause behind the IJARS Rising Star, hence helping us give more visibility to young researchers.

We spoke about the challenges and rewards of mentoring PhD students in robotics, as well as the importance of supporting the next generation of roboticists with both Ambassadors. You can find the interviews by clicking on the following links:

Prof. Jayantha Katupitiya interview Prof. Gurvinder S. Virk interview

The name of the third Ambassador will be revealed in December so we invite you to check our News section on a regular basis.

You can submit your paper to the initiative and find additional information including the list of Guest Editors in charge of coordinating the review process by visiting the IJARS Rising Star web page.