The 2004 research paper “Particle Filters for Location Estimation in Ubiquitous Computing: A Case Study” by UW CSE’s Jeff Hightower and Gaetano Borriello has been recognized with the “10-Year Impact Award” from Ubicomp 2014, the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing.
These “test of time” awards are particularly meaningful: they identify the work presented 10 years previously that, with the benefit of that hindsight, has had the greatest impact.
In selecting the paper, the award committee said “The committee is unanimous in awarding you this prize based on the quality of the research and of the paper, and especially the impact the paper has had in terms of citations (both primary and secondary) and inspiration to similar research. The proposed method of particle filters is still a widely used approach and the paper provides very strong empirical evaluations and results.”
Jeff, a 2004 UW CSE Ph.D. alum, is an engineer at Google. At UW he studied with Gaetano, the Jerre D. Noe Professor of Computer Science & Engineering.
Congratulations to Jeff and Gaetano. And while we’re at it, we would be remiss in not noting:
- Gaetano will deliver the Closing Keynote at Ubicomp 2014: “Open Data Kit: Applications of Mobile Devices in the Developing World.”
- The 2013 Ubicomp 10-Year Impact Award also went to a UW CSE paper – the 2003 research paper “Inferring High-Level Behavior from Low-Level Sensors” by UW CSE’s Don Patterson, Lin Liao, Dieter Fox, and Henry Kautz.