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UW CSE’s Tom Anderson, James Fogarty and Dan Ports win Google Faculty Research Awards

Tom Anderson

Tom Anderson

UW CSE professors Tom Anderson, James Fogarty, and Dan R. K. Ports have been selected to receive Google Faculty Research Awards, a competition designed to support world-class faculty conducting cutting-edge research that advances core and emerging areas of computer science.

Anderson, who earned an award in the networking category, focuses on the construction of robust, secure, and efficient computer systems. His recent work concerns the development of next-generation peer-to-peer systems and approaches to dramatically improve internet availability and denial-of-service resilience.

Fogarty received an award in the human-computer interaction category. His research focuses on developing, deploying, and evaluating new approaches to address human obstacles hindering widespread adoption of ubiquitous sensing and intelligent computing technologies. Anat Caspi, director of UW CSE’s Taskar Center for Accessible Technology, is a co-principal investigator on the award.

Anat Caspi

Anat Caspi

James Fogarty

James Fogarty

Ports, who received an award in the systems category, focuses on building distributed systems for modern data-center-scale applications that are faster, more reliable, easier to program, and more secure.

Six members of the extended UW CSE family also earned awards: Ph.D. alums Jon Froehlich (University of Maryland College Park, physical interfaces and immersive experiences), Martha Kim (Columbia University, systems), Karen Liu (Georgia Institute of Technology, other), Adrian Sampson (Cornell University, other), and Michael Swift (University of Wisconsin – Madison, systems), and former postdoc David Choffnes (Northeastern University, networking).

Dan R. K. Ports

Dan R. K. Ports

Google received 876 submissions from researchers at more than 300 universities in 44 countries in response to its call for proposals. The company selected 143 projects to receive funding.

Learn more about the awards here, and read the full list of recipients here.

Way to go, team CSE — and thanks to Google for supporting outstanding faculty research!

February 28, 2017