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UW CSE and Gaetano Borriello continue to rock UbiComp 2015!

Gaetano_FP-copyYesterday we were thrilled to announce that UW CSE Ph.D. student Haichen Shen and his team captured a Best Paper Award and the inaugural Gaetano Borriello Best Student Paper Award at  UbiComp 2015, the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, currently underway in Osaka Japan. (The Gaetano Borriello Best Student Paper Award was named this year for long-time UW CSE professor Gaetano Borriello, who passed away earlier this year, decades before his time.)

But wait – there’s more!

Today, the UbiComp 2015 10 Year Impact Award – recognizing the paper presented at UbiComp 10 years ago that has had the greatest impact – was awarded to the paper “Place Lab: Device Positioning Using Radio Beacons in the Wild” by a team including UW CSE professor Gaetano Borriello, UW CSE Ph.D. alum and Intel Principal Engineer Anthony LaMarca (then at Intel Research Seattle), UW CSE Ph.D. alum and Google Software Engineering Manager Jeff Hightower (then at Intel Research Seattle), and (then) UW CSE Bachelors students James Howard, Jeff Hughes, and Fred Potter.

Pop quiz: Who won the UbiComp 2014 10 Year Impact Award? Answer: UW CSE’s Gaetano Borriello and Jeff Hightower!

Extra credit: Who won the UbiComp 2013 10 Year Impact Award? Answer: UW CSE’s Don Patterson, Lin Liao, Dieter Fox, and Henry Kautz!

Oh! Did we forget to mention that today, the Pervasive 2015 10 Year Impact Award also went to a team from UW CSE and Intel Research Seattle? Pervasive – which merged with UbiComp two years ago – recognized the paper “Learning and Recognizing the Places We Go” by a familiar set of authors including UW CSE’s Jeff Hightower, Anthony LaMarca, Ian Smith, and Jeff Hughes.

Go team!

September 10, 2015