Congratulations to Intel and ISTC-PC researcher Anthony LaMarca and colleagues from the former Intel Seattle Research team on being awarded the inaugural SIGMOBILE Test of Time award for their work on Place Lab!
ISTC-PC and UW professors Shyam Gollakota and Josh Smith are featured in MIT Technology Review’s “10 Breakthrough Technologies”. They call the technology “Power from the Air.”
Congrats to ISTC-PC and UW professor Luke Zettlemoyer on co-authoring and supervising the publication that won the Best Paper Award at EMNLP 2015. EMNLP selected only 2 Best Papers out of over 600 submissions. Congrats!
- Broad-coverage CCG Semantic Parsing with AMR, Yoav Artzi, Kenton Lee and Luke Zettlemoyer
Congrats to Intel and ISTC-PC scientist Anthony LaMarca who had an extraordinary UbiComp 2015.
Anthony was the co-author of both the UbiComp and Pervasive (given out at UbiComp) 10 year impact award papers:
- Place Lab: Device Positioning Using Radio Beacons in the Wild (Pervasive 10 year impact award)
- Learning and Recognizing the Places We Go (UbiComp 10 year impact award)
These two related papers are among the most cited UbiComp papers of all time. Anthony also co-authored a UbiComp 2015 best paper/best student paper award winner with Haichen, Aruna and David. Wow.
- Enhancing Mobile Apps to Use Sensor Hubs without Programmer Effort. Haichen Shen, Aruna Balasubramanian, Anthony LaMarca, David Wetherall (best paper award, best student paper)
UbiComp is the premier conference for ubiquitous and pervasive computing. UbiComp 2015 was held in Japan and featured at least 10 papers from ISTC-PC authors including the following Best Paper / Best Student Paper, and Best Paper nominee:
– Enhancing Mobile Apps to Use Sensor Hubs without Programmer Effort. Haichen Shen, Aruna Balasubramanian, Anthony LaMarca, David Wetherall (best paper award, best student paper)
– DoppleSleep: A Contactless Unobtrusive Sleep Sensing System Using Short-Range Doppler Radar. Tauhidur Rahman, Alexander Adams, Ruth Vinisha Ravichandran, Mi Zhang, Shwetak Patel, Julie Kientz, Tanzeem Choudhury (best paper nominee)
ISTC-PC and Cornell Professor Tanzeem Choudhury’s work on MyBehavior got some nice press coverage in MIT’s Technology Review. This work is connected with Tanzeem’s work on the ISTC-PC’s Personal Health Detectives capstone project.
Congrats to Yin Li (and his advisor Jim Rehg) of Ga Tech and the ISTC-PC. Yin was a co-recipient of the Best Student Paper Prize at the 11th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG 2015). This is related to Yin’s work on the ISTC-PC Smart Wetlab project but received significant funding from other sources. Congrats Yin!
Zhefan Ye, Yin Li, Yun Liu, Chanel Bridges, Agata Rozga, James M. Rehg. Detecting Bids for Eye Contact Using a Wearable Camera. In Proc. 11th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG 2015), Ljubljana, Slovenia, May 4-8, 2015.
Congrats to Edison Thomaz and his advisor Gregory Abowd of the ISTC-PC and Ga Tech for their BEST SHORT PAPER AWARD at the ACM 2015 Intelligent User Interfaces Conference (IUI 2015) for “Inferring Meal Eating Activities in Real World Settings from Ambient Sounds: A Feasibility Study.” This work was co-authored with Cheng Zhang and Irfan Essa also of Ga Tech and was co-sponsored by the ISTC-PC. The IUI 2015 conference awarded only one Best Paper Award and only one Best Short Paper Award so this is quite an honor. Congrats !