Congrats to Ga Tech and ISTC-PC faculty member Gregory Abowd and the Ubiquitous Computing Research Group at Ga Tech on being named to Atlanta Magazine’s annual “Innovation Index.” Gregory and colleagues were featured in the November, 2013 issue.
Congrats to UW and ISTC-PC professor Shwetak Patel, ISTC-PC and UW student Sidhant Gupta, and UW professor Shyam Gollakota and UW student Qifan Pu on their BEST PAPER AWARD at this week’s Mobicom 2013 in Miami, Florida! The paper “Whole Home Gesture Recognition Using Wireless Signals” discusses their breakthrough work in detecting specific gestures via WiFi, i.e., turning Wifi into a gesture sensor.
The paper is available at this link: http://wisee.cs.washington.edu/wisee_paper.pdf
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.
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 !