Congratulations to Fox and Kautz on Ubicomp Ten Year Impact Award !

Huge congratulations to ISTC-PC co-PI Dieter Fox and ISTC-PC faculty member Henry Kautz and colleagues for winning the UbiComp TEN YEAR IMPACT AWARD for their paper “Inferring high-level behavior from low-level sensors”! The award was presented in today’s opening session at UbiComp 2013.The award committee’s citation was as follows:

The paper “Inferring high-level behavior from low-level sensors” by Patterson, Liao, Fox, Kautz has been selected for the Ubicomp 10-year impact award 2013. This paper leads in citations and second citations from the 2003 Ubicomp conference. It is an excellent example of how one can learn very useful context information from simple GPS traces and it formed the basis for today’s thriving smart cities/smart transportation work. It is a nice example of how higher order information can be gleaned from everyday sensing – which is an important thread of work at Ubicomp and one of the enduring methods.