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CSE’s Shyam Gollakota wins SIGCOMM “Doctoral Dissertation” and “Best Paper” awards

gshyam_newUW CSE professor Shyam Gollakota has just been honored twice by SIGCOMM, the ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication.

Shyam’s 2012 MIT doctoral dissertation “Embracing Interference in Wireless Systems” (advised by Dina Katabi) was recognized with the 2012 SIGCOMM Doctoral Dissertation Award, given annually to the outstanding Ph.D. thesis in computer networking and data communication. Shyam’s dissertation had previously been honored with the 2012 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award for the top Ph.D. dissertation in all of computer science.

In addition, the research paper “Ambient Backscatter Communication: Wireless Communication Out Of Thin Air” – co-authored by UW CSE’s Vincent Liu, Aaron Parks, Vamsi Talla, Shyam Gollakota, David Wetherall, and Josh Smith – received the 2013 SIGCOMM Best Paper Award. Shyam also received the SIGCOMM Best Paper Award in 2011 and 2008!