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Prof. Xia Zhou - "Rising Star in Networking and Communications"

Xia Zhou has been named one of N2Women's "Rising Stars in Networking and Communications" this year. The "N2Women: Rising Stars in Networking and Communications” list is an annual list that focuses on amazing women at the beginning of their careers.

Of course we at Dartmouth already knew this of Xia, but its nice to know others agree!

For 2017, in alphabetical order (by last name), here are the 10 N2Women: Rising Stars in Networking and Communications:

Prof. David Kotz and Kobby Essien Win Prestigious SIGMOBILE Test-of-Time Award

David Kotz and Kobby Essien received mobile computing's most prestigious award for their technical paper:  "Analysis of a Campus-wide Wireless Network".

From the SIGMOBILE website:

This paper was the first to systematically demonstrate how to measure and understand a production-scale wireless network, which was previously considered an impenetrable black box. This led to an incredible amount of follow-on work, with the measurement methods and analysis mechanisms proposed in this paper still being used. This paper was also the spark for the creation of the CRAWDAD data repository, which has been of immense value to the wireless research community.

Check out the full story, including information about the other awardees at the SIGMOBILE ToT award website

You can find more information about this research project at Dartmouth's campus-wide wireless network research page.

Hany Farid Honored by the National Academy of Inventors

From Dartmouth News:

Hany Farid, the Albert Bradley 1915 Third Century Professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

NAI fellow status is granted to academic inventors “who have demonstrated a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.” NAI President Paul Sanberg wrote to Farid, “Congratulations on this great achievement and recognition as a truly prolific academic inventor.”

Hany Farid appointed to Endowed Chair

See the full coverage at Dartmouth Now.

Every year Dartmouth names a few of its top faculty to endowed professorships, recognizing their scholarship, teaching, and service to the College community as models of Dartmouth’s liberal arts ideal. We congratulate our very own Dr. Hany Farid, who was appointed to the Albert Bradley 1915 Third Century Professorship.

In the Dartmouth Now interview, Prof. Farid says:

Each fall I teach “Computer Science 1” to around 200 students. For many, this is their first introduction to programming, and about half are first-year students taking their first Dartmouth class. This is an awesome opportunity and responsibility to expose students to the power, creativity, and beauty that underlie our field. My goal is not to pump out more computer science majors, but to show all students—from the humanities, social sciences, and sciences—how computing can be leveraged to further their interests and passions, whatever they may be.

Students win "Best Cyber Security Solution" award

Congratulations to PhD student Jason Reeves and undergrad Chris Frangieh, whose poster “TEDDI: Tamper Detection on Distributed Infrastructure” (based on Jason's thesis research) was voted one of two "Best Cyber Security Solutions" by Advanced Cyber Security Center Annual Conference attendees in November 2015.

Jason's work is part of the Department of Energy's Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium, of which Dartmouth is a member.

Dartmouth Professors win $100K Microsoft Hololens grant

A team of Dartmouth Professors (Emily Cooper from PBS and Wojciech Jarosz and Xing-Dong Yang from CS) win the highly competitive Microsoft HoloLens Research Grant. Their winning proposal, entitled "Augmenting Reality for the Visually Impaired with Microsoft HoloLens”, will investigate ways that augmented reality devices like the HoloLens can aid the visually impaired in their day-to-day tasks. See more details about all the winners at Microsoft's blog or at Engadget.

Visual Computing Lab research wins Best Paper Award at Pacific Graphics 2015

Research lead by Dartmouth's Prof. Wojciech Jarosz in collaboration with Disney Research was presented at Pacific Graphics 2015 last week, where it won the Best Paper Award. The paper describes a novel dispersion-based method for projecting color images using only a white light source and an optical device with no colored components—consisting solely of one or two prisms and two masks printed on transparencies. In the future, the prototype technology could be refined to provide improved spectral color reproduction or increased light efficiency compared to current projection techniques.

For more details, check out the project webpage.

Drs. Zhou and Campbell win Google Faculty Research Award

Prof. Xia Zhou and Prof. Andrew Campbell won Google Faculty Research Award (http://research.google.com/university/relations/research_awards.html) for their work on boosting Wi-Fi energy efficiency for smart devices. Their proposed work centers on a simple yet highly effective architectural change to today’s smart devices, which holds the potential to achieve significant energy saving while maximizing Wi-Fi connectivity.

Learn more about the work of Dr. Zhou and Dr. Campbell and other research in the department.