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UW continues winning ways at NSDI with Best Paper Award for Passive Wi-Fi

The Passive Wi-Fi team

Left to right: Josh Smith, Shyam Gollakota, Vamsi Talla and Bryce Kellogg. (Photo credit: Daniel Berman)

A team of UW CSE and EE researchers captured the Best Paper Award at the 13th USENIX Sympoxium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI ’16) for Passive Wi-Fi: Bringing Low Power to Wi-Fi Transmissions. The Passive Wi-Fi project was developed in CSE’s Networks & Mobile Systems Lab by EE graduate students Bryce Kellogg and Vamsi Talla, CSE professor Shyam Gollakota, and CSE and EE professor Josh Smith.

Passive Wi-Fi is capable of generating Wi-Fi transmissions using 10,000 times less power than conventional methods. MIT Technology Review recently named Passive Wi-Fi among its 10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2016.

This is the second year in a row that UW CSE has taken home the big prize from NSDI, and our sixth NSDI Best Paper Award since 2007. UW ranks #1 among academic research institutions (and second only to Microsoft Research among all computing research organizations) in Best Paper Awards at major conferences in the field.

Read more about Passive Wi-Fi in our previous blog post here.

Congratulations Bryce, Vamsi, Shyam and Josh!