Romit Roy Choudhury, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, will receive the Association for Computing Machinery’s 2015 SIGMOBILE RockStar Award in recognition of “significant contributions, early in his career, to mobile sensing and wireless networking, with an emphasis on location and cross-layer protocols.” Choudhury’s main areas of work are in wireless networking and mobile computing, and in recent years, he has focused on doing what he calls a “top-down research.” The award will be presented in September at the 2015 ACM Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom) in Paris.
Bruce Hajek, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, won an achievement award from the American Society of Civil Engineers’ research group on performance evaluation, or SIGMETRICS. Hajek researches ways that networks can react and stay reliable in the face of random outage-causing events. He also works on applying game theory to networking and studying peer-to-peer networks like BitTorrent.
Taylor Hughes, a professor of physics, has been selected for the 2015 Young Investigator Program of the Office of Naval Research, one of the oldest and most selective scientific research advancement programs in the country. Hughes will use the award, which extends his previous ONR-funded research, to explore new classes of electronic materials, including crystalline topological insulators (CTIs) and topological semi-metals (TSMs), with interactions.
L. Brian Stauffer, News Bureau photographer, was honored by the University Photographers’ Association of America in its May monthly competition. His image, “Petri Dish,” placed first in the science and research category and shows the detail of fungus culture in a petri dish at the veterinary college’s diagnostic laboratory. The association is an international organization of college and university photographers concerned with the application and practice of photography as it relates to the higher education setting.