Congratulations to UW and ISTC-PC faculty member Julie Kientz who has been named one of world’s top 35 innovators under 35 by MIT Technology Review. This is a terrific honor – well done Julie!
Congratulations to ISTC-PC and UW faculty members Josh Smith and David Wetherall and their students Vamsi Talla and Aaron Parks and co-authors UW grad student Vincent Liu and UW Prof Shyam Gollakota on receiving the one and only BEST PAPER award at this week’s SIGCOMM conference for their paper “Ambient Backscatter: Wireless Communication Out of Thin Air”.
Congrats to ISTC-PC faculty who won 2 Best Paper Awards and an Honorable Mention at the UbiComp13 conference in Zurich.
Gregory Abowd and colleagues won Best Paper for “Instant InkJet Circuits: Lab-based Inkjet Printing to Support Rapid Prototyping of UbiComp Devices”.
Julie Kientz and student Matthew Kay and colleagues won Best Paper for “There is No such Thing as Gaining a Pound: Reconsidering the Bathroom Scale Interface”.
Josh Smith and students Alanson Sample and Aaron Parks and colleagues were awarded an honorable mention for “Wirelessly Powered Bi-stable Tags.”
Welcome to our new faculty Julie Kientz and Eric Klavins and to Intel’s Liz Bales !
Julie is an Asst Prof in the UW Human Centered Design dept. She is well known for her work on sleep sensing including winning a best paper award at UbiComp 2012. She is one of the leaders of the ISTC’s emerging MyHealthBehavior capstone and received her PhD in CS from Ga Tech. Eric Klavins is an Assoc Prof in the UW EE dept. His research in the ISTC-PC is focused on our Smart Wet Lab capstone where he is trying to dramatically improve the reproducibility of experiments in biology wet labs. Eric recieved his PhD from Michigan. Liz Bales is a new Intel researcher in the ISTC and will focus on the emerging MyHealthBehavior capstone. She is completing her PhD in CS at UCSD.
ISTC-PC and University of Rochester faculty member Henry Kautz published an opinion piece in the NY Times Sunday review entitled “There’s a Fly in My Tweets” discussing his research team’s analysis of Twitter feeds and how the results may provide an indicator on some public health questions.
Congrats to ISTC-PC and UW professor Jeff Bilmes, his student Risbah Iyer and former student Steffi Jegelka for winning the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2013) Best Paper Award for their paper “Fast Semidifferential-based Submodular Function Optimization”. Although this work was not funded by the ISTC-PC, this is a great accomplishment by Jeff and team. Congrats!
Congrats to Cornell and ISTC-PC faculty member Tanzeem Choudhury and her team on winning the Heritage Foundation Open mHealth Challenge Prize for their work on Mood Rhythym !
ISTC-PC faculty members Tanzeem Choudhury (Cornell) and Shwetak Patel (University of Washington) were featured in an article in The Economist’s Technology Quarterly entitled “Microphones as Sensors: Teaching Old Microphones New Tricks”. Congrats!
The article on their research can be found at:
ISTC-PC and Cornell Tech faculty member Deborah Estrin was a featured speaker at TEDMED 2013 where she presented “What happens when each patient becomes their own “universe” of unique medical data?”