We invite you to nominate PhD dissertations for the ACM SIGMOBILE Doctoral Dissertation Award. This award recognizes excellent thesis research by doctoral candidates in the field of mobile, sensor and ubiquitous systems and networking. The winner and up to two runners-up will be recognized at an ACM SIGMOBILE conferences of the winner's choice. The award winner will receive a plaque, a $1,000 honorarium and a complimentary registration to one of the following year ACM SIGMOBILE Conferences. The runners-up will each receive a plaque.
Current Submission Deadline: April 8, 2024 (AOE).
Carnegie Mellon University
Blind Wireless Beamforming to Power, Heat, and Move
For advancing the science and interdisciplinary applications of wireless energy Transfer.
Andrea Ferlini (Runner Up)
University of Cambridge
Exploring the Potential of Earables for Personal-Scale Sensing
For advancing the state of art of sensing in ear-worn devices.
University of Washington
Computational Wireless Sensing at Scale
For creating an easily-deployed technique for low-cost millimeter-accuracy sensing on commodity hardware, and its bold and high-impact applications to important societal problems.
Tingjun Chen (Runner Up)
Algorithms and Experimentation for Future Wireless Networks: From Internet-of-Things to Full-Duplex
For contributions to ultra-low-power wireless networks based on energy harvesting, and to the theory and practice of full-duplex wireless networks.
Acoustic Sensing on Smart Devices
Yasaman Ghasempour (Runner Up)
Next-Generation Wireless Systems for Joint Communication and Sensing in Millimeter-Wave and Terahertz Spectrum
Elahe Soltanaghaei (Runner Up)
University of Virginia
Sensing the Physical World Using Pervasive Wireless Infrastructure
Wireless Systems that Extend Our Senses
Fadel's dissertation proposes ways in which Wi-Fi signals, traditionally used for communication, can be extended for use as sensing tools that enable us to learn about our environment without physically reaching out to the various objects in it.
University of Washington
Power, Communication, Sensing Solutions for Energy Constrainted Platforms
Vamsi's dissertation proposes wireless power delivery and ultra-low power backscatter based communication and sensing solutions for the next billion devices.
Leveraging Backscatter for Ultra-Low Power Wireless Sensing Systems
Pengyu's thesis presents fundamental principles underlying the physical layer, hardware architecture, and operating system design of backscatter based sensors to enable widespread deployment of such systems.
Swarun Kumar (Runner Up)
Pushing the Limits of Wireless Networks
Swarun's thesis significantly improves the performance of wireless networks in presence of interference and mobility, and enhances them with accurate location.
April 8, 2024 (AoE)
cecilia.mascolo (AT) cl.cam.ac.uk
All nomination materials must be in English, in PDF format, and submitted by email to the Committee Chair by the submission deadline. Late submissions will not be considered. Nominations must include:
The funding comes exclusively from ACM SIGMOBILE.
The Doctoral Dissertation Award Selection Committee will consist of several SIGMOBILE members, one of whom will be appointed as the Selection Committee chair. Award committee members will be appointed by the current SIGMOBILE awards chair. The committee chair will adjudicate conflicts of interest, appointing substitutes to the committee as necessary. Committee members may remain on the committee for up to four years.
A member of the Doctoral Dissertation Award Committee who has a potential conflict of interest should report it to the committee chair, and the committee chair will determine whether a conflict exists. If the conflict exists, the committee chair and the SIGMOBILE award chair will replace the member of the award selection committee with another volunteer.
A potential conflict of interest occurs when a person is involved in making a decision that: could result in that person, a close associate of that person, or that person's company or institution receiving significant financial gain, such as a contract or grant, or could result in that person, or a close associate of that person, receiving significant professional recognition, such as an award or the selection of a paper, work, exhibit, or other type of submitted presentation. Some examples of instances of associations that could cause a conflict of interest are: employment at the same institution or company candidate for employment at the same institution or company received an honorarium or stipend from the institution or company within the last year co-author on book or paper in the last 48 months co-principal investigator on grant or research project actively working on project together family relationship close personal relationship graduate advisee/advisor relationship deep personal animosity.