Acm Best Dissertation Award

All Years, ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award

NameAwardYearRegionDL
Sidford, AaronACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2015North America
Madry, AleksanderACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2011North America
Doan, AnHaiACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2003North America
Platzer, AndreACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2009North America
Condon, AnneACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1988North America
Agarwala, AseemACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2006North America
Dan, AsitACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1991North America
Liblit, BenACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2005North America
Chor, Ben-ZionACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1985North America
Snyder, BenjaminACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2010North America
Applebaum, BennyACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2007North America
Barak, BoazACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2004North America
Parno, BryanACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2010North America
Bach, Carl E.ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1984North America
Ebeling, CarlACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1986North America
Waldspurger, CarlACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1996North America
Lund, CarstenACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1991North America
Daskalakis, ConstantinosACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2008North America
Gentry, CraigACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2009North America
Spielman, Daniel AACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1995North America
Dill, DavidACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1988North America
Heckerman, DavidACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1990North America
Karger, DavidACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1994North America
Ungar, David MACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1986North America
Steurer, DavidACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2011North America
Wagner, DavidACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2001North America
Hoiem, DerekACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2008North America
van Melkebeek, DieterACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1999North America
Katabi, DinaACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2003North America
Cook, DouglasACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1980North America
Hildreth, EllenACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1983North America
Witchel, EmmettACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2004North America
Gibson, Garth AACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1991North America
Valiant, GregoryACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2012North America
Ballard, GreyACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2013North America
Hassanieh, HaithamACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2016North America
Balakrishnan, HariACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1998North America
Gunawi, Haryadi SACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2009North America
Geffner, HectorACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1990North America
Baird, HenryACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1984North America
Stoica, IonACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2001North America
Slonim, JacobACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1980North America
Kistler, James J.ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1993North America
Korein, JamesACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1984North America
Killian, JoeACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1989North America
Torkel Hastad, JohanACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1986North America
Duchi, John C.ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2014North America
Canny, JohnACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1987North America
Criswell, JohnACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2014North America
Ellis, John R.ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1985North America
Urban, JosephACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1978North America
Shun, JulianACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2015North America
Snavely, Keith NoahACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2009North America
McMillan, KennethACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1992North America
Mulmuley, Ketan D.ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1986North America
Larson, Lawrence EdwinACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1980North America
Greengard, LeslieACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1987North America
Sudan, MadhuACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1993North America
Katevenis, Manolis G.H.ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1984Europe
Brown, Marc H.ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1987North America
Zaharia, Matei AlexandruACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2014North America
Karchmer, MauricioACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1988North America
Rosenblum, MendelACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1992North America
Ernst, Michael D.ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2000North America
Kearns, Michael J.ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1989North America
Nissan, NoamACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1990North America
Dousse, OlivierACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2005North America
Nayak, PanduACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1993North America
Bailis, PeterACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2016North America
Hawkins, PeterACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2012Pacific Rim
Leiserson, Charles EACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1982North America
Johari, RameshACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2004North America
Miller, Robert C.ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2002North America
O'Callahan, RobertACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2001North America
Schapire, RobertACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1991North America
Cattell, Roderic G.ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1978North America
Davis, Ruth E.ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1980North America
Katti, SachinACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2008North America
Vadhan, Salil PACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2000North America
Garg, SanjamACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2013Asia
Arora, SanjeevACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1995North America
Yekhanin, SergeyACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2007Europe
Cooper, SethACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2011North America
Gharan, Shayan OveisACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2013Middle East
Gollakota, ShyamnathACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2012North America
Mirarab, SiavashACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2015North America
Johnson, StevenACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1983North America
McCanne, Steven R.ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1997North America
Khot, SubhashACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2003North America
Raman, T.V.ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1994North America
Reps, ThomasACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1983North America
Roughgarden, TimACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2002North America
Guruswami, VenkatesanACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2002North America
Raychev, VeselinACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2016Europe
Saraswat, VijayACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1989North America
Conitzer, VincentACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2007North America
Chan, WilliamACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2000North America
Hillis, William DanielACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1985North America
Tu, XiaoyuanACM Doctoral Dissertation Award1996North America
Liu, YanACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2007North America
Ng, Yi-RenACM Doctoral Dissertation Award2006North America

ACM SIGMOBILE Doctoral Dissertation Award

The SIGMOBILE Doctoral Dissertation award will recognize excellent thesis research by doctoral candidates in the field of mobile computing and wireless networks. The SIGMOBILE Doctoral Dissertation Award winner and up to two runners-up will be recognized at one of the ACM SIGMOBILE conferences that the winner chooses. The award winner will receive a plaque, a $1,000 honorarium and a complimentary registration to one of the following year’s ACM SIGMOBILE Conferences.  The runners-up each will receive a plaque.

 

Current Awardees

 

Vamsi Talla (Winner)
University of Washington
Power, Communication, Sensing Solutions for Energy Constrainted Platforms

Vamsi's dissertation proposes wireless power delivery and ultra-low power backscatter based communication and sensing solutions for the next billion devices.
Pengyu Zhang (Winner)
UMass
Leveraging Backscatter for Ultra-Low Power
Wireless Sensing Systems


Pengyu's thesis presents fundamental principles underlying the physical layer, hardware architecture, and operating system design of backscatter based sensors to enable widespread deployment of such systems.
Swarun Kumar (Runner Up)
MIT
Pushing the Limits of Wireless Networks

Swarun's thesis significantly improves the performance of wireless networks in presence of interference and mobility, and enhances them with accurate location.

 

Eligibility

 

·         Nominations are limited to one doctoral dissertation per department.

·         The final dissertation defense should take place at the nominee’s host institution during the 12 months before the submission deadline. For this year, the dissertation should be completed during Sept. 1, 2016 – Aug. 31, 2017.

·         Submissions must be received by the current SIGMOBILE dissertation committee co-chairs. Each submitted doctoral dissertation must be on a topic related to mobile computing and wireless networks. The determination of whether a thesis is in scope for the award will be made by the SIGMOBILE Doctoral Dissertation Award Committee. Each nominated dissertation must also have been successfully defended by the candidate, and the final version of each nominated dissertation must have been accepted by the candidate's academic unit. An English-language version of the dissertation must be submitted with the nomination. A dissertation can be nominated for both the SIGMOBILE Doctoral Dissertation Award and the ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award.

 

Submission Deadline

Feb 16, 2018

 

Dissertation Award Committee Co-chairs

·         David Culler, UC Berkeley

·         Lili Qiu, UT Austin

 

Submission Procedure

 

All nomination materials must be submitted electronically to the current Chair of the SIGMOBILE Doctoral Dissertation Award Committee by the submission deadline, and must be submitted in English. PDF format is preferred for all materials. Late submissions will not be considered.

 

Nominations for the award must include:

1.     A statement summarizing the candidate’s PhD thesis contributions and potential impact, and justification of the nomination (no more than two pages);

2.     The PhD thesis itself;

3.     An endorsement letter by the department chair;

4.     Three endorsement letters supporting the nomination including the significant PhD thesis contributions of the candidate. Each endorsement should be no longer than 500 words with clear specification of the nominee’s PhD thesis contributions and potential impact on the mobile computing and wireless networking  field;

5.     A concise statement (one sentence) of the PhD thesis contribution for which the award is being given. This statement will appear on the plaque and on the SIGMOBILE website.

The nomination rules are:

1.     No self-nomination is allowed.

2.     Each nominated dissertation must have been accepted (successfully defended) by the department within a 12-month period prior to the submission deadline.

 

Doctoral Dissertation Award Selection Committee

 

The Doctoral Dissertation Award Selection Committee will consist of several SIGMOBILE members, one of whom will be appointed as the Selection Committee chair. Award committee members will be appointed by the current SIGMOBILE awards chair. The committee chair will adjudicate conflicts of interest, appointing substitutes to the committee as necessary. Committee members may remain on the committee for up to four years.

 

Resolution of Conflict of Interest

 

A member of the Doctoral Dissertation Award Committee who has a potential conflict of interest should report it to the committee chair, and the committee chair will determine whether a conflict exists. If the conflict exists, the committee chair and the SIGMOBILE award chair will replace the member of the award selection committee with another volunteer.

 

A potential conflict of interest occurs when a person is involved in making a decision that: could result in that person, a close associate of that person, or that person's company or institution receiving significant financial gain, such as a contract or grant, or could result in that person, or a close associate of that person, receiving significant professional recognition, such as an award or the selection of a paper, work, exhibit, or other type of submitted presentation. Some examples of instances of associations that could cause a conflict of interest are: employment at the same institution or company candidate for employment at the same institution or company received an honorarium or stipend from the institution or company within the last year co-author on book or paper in the last 48 months co-principal investigator on grant or research project actively working on project together family relationship close personal relationship graduate advisee/advisor relationship deep personal animosity.

 

Doctoral Dissertation Award Funding

 

The funding comes exclusively from ACM SIGMOBILE.

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