The SIGMOBILE Doctoral Dissertation award will recognize excellent thesis research by doctoral candidates in the field of mobile computing and wireless networks. The SIGMOBILE Doctoral Dissertation Award winner and up to two runners-up will be recognized at one of the ACM SIGMOBILE conferences that the winner chooses. The award winner will receive a plaque, a $1,000 honorarium and a complimentary registration to one of the following year’s ACM SIGMOBILE Conferences. The runners-up each will receive a plaque.
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.
The committee was impressed with the elegance and simplicity of the approach to accurate sensing described in the dissertation, especially in a space that is already crowded with many strong contributions over the past decade. The committee was even more impressed with the courage and strong follow-through in demonstrating the applications of this technique to challenging real-world domains such as sleep apnea and opiod overdose.
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.
The committee was impressed with the depth and rigor of theoretical and experimental investigations reported in the dissertation, and with their real-world validation in the COSMOS open-access testbed. In addition to the depth and quality of the technical contributions, their sheer volume is impressive.
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 1, 2022
satya AT cs.cmu.edu (see procedure below)
All nomination materials must be submitted in PDF format by email to the Committee Chair by the submission deadline. All nomination materials must be in English. Late submissions will not be considered.
Nominations must include:
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.
The funding comes exclusively from ACM SIGMOBILE.