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CSE’s Shyam Gollakota wins 2012 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award

gshyam_newUW CSE professor Shyam Gollakota has received the 2012 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award – presented annually to the author of the best doctoral dissertation, worldwide, in computer science – for his MIT doctoral dissertation “Embracing Interference in Wireless Systems.”

Congratulations to Shyam, and to his MIT Ph.D. advisor Dina Katabi!

Read the ACM press release here.

(UW CSE just got five papers into SIGCOMM 2013, two of which were co-authored by Shyam!)

Scrolling back through time:

  • Just last year, UW CSE Ph.D. student Seth Cooper (now the Creative Director of UW CSE’s Center for Game Science) received the 2011 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award.
  • Two years before that, UW CSE Ph.D. student Noah Snavely (now a faculty member at Cornell) was the Honorable Mention recipient in the 2009 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award competition.
  • UW CSE Ph.D. student Aseem Agarwala (now a Principal Scientist at Adobe Systems) was the Honorable Mention recipient in the 2006 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award competition.
  • UW CSE Ph.D. student AnHai Doan (now a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin – Madison) received the 2003 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award.
  • UW CSE professor Venkat Guruswami (now at Carnegie Mellon – boo!) received the 2002 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award.
  • UW CSE Ph.D. students William Chan (now deceased) and Mike Ernst (now a UW CSE professor, returned after receiving tenure at MIT) were the Honorable Mention recipients in 2000 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award competition.
  • UW CSE Ph.D. student Anne Condon (now a faculty member at the University of British Columbia) was the Honorable Mention recipient in the 1988 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award competition.
  • UW CSE professor Carl Ebeling (now at Altera) was the Honorable Mention recipient in the 1986 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award competition.

Go team!

May 7, 2013