Ashok Anand (MS 2010, PhD 2012) and associate professor Aditya Akella have won the Best Paper Award at CoNEXT 2013 for their work titled "Enhancing multimedia accessibility and availability with information-bound references." The conference, also known as the 9th International Conference on Emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies, was held Dec. 9-12 in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Professor Karu Sankaralingam has been awarded the 2013 Philip R. Certain--Gary Sandefur Letters & Science Distinguished Faculty award. This annual award honors and recognizes outstanding teaching by a faculty member of the College of Letters & Science. Honorees are nominated by the academic associate deans in the College and selected by the dean. As the award citation noted, "Karu has proven himself to be an educational innovator.
Professor Stephen J. Wright and his coauthors have been awarded the 2014 W.R.G. Baker Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The award recognizes the best research paper in any IEEE archival publication during the years 2009 to 2011. The award is for the paper "Sparse reconstruction by separable approximation"' by S.J. Wright, R.D. Nowak and M.A.T. Figueiredo, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing 57 (2009), pp. 2479-2493.
The Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP) is creating a state-of-the-art facility that will serve as an open resource for software developers, assurance tool developers and researchers who wish to perform continuous assurance (CSwA) testing in a safe, secure environment.