CS Students Win Neukom Prizes in Computational Science


Our very own CS students, Justin Chan'16 and Tianxing Li, are on the list of this year's Neukom Prize winners in Computational Science.

The Neukom Prizes were created to recognize top-rate undergraduate and graduate research in computational sciences, open to all Dartmouth students in all departments.

Justin won the 2nd place in the undergraduate research category for his thesis work WiPrint. His work applies a computational approach to steering wireless signal propagation using 3D-printed reflectors in optimized shapes. This work will appear in the ACM HotWireless'15 workshop, co-located with MobiCom'15. Justin has made a nice demo video to demonstrate the idea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KVBFtSuCm0

Tianxing won the 3rd pace in the graduate research category for his work LiSense. His work turns ubiquitous light into a passive sensing medium that senses our behaviors, without any cameras watching us nor any on-body devices we have to carry. He has led the effort to design and implement a system that reconstructs a user's 3D skeleton in real time (60 Hz) with high accuracy (10-degree mean angular error). This work will appear in ACM MobiCom'15, a top conference in mobile computing.

Congratulations to Justin and Tianxing! Very nicely done!