ACM MobiCom 2017 was wrapped up last week in Snowbird, Utah. We had very well attended and interesting keynotes from Prof. Hari Balakrishnan, our new rockstar award winner Shyam Gollakota, and our very own Thyagarajan Nandagopal from NSF. Hari shared with us his endeavor on making roads safer with mobile sensing and data analytics and his startup Cambridge Mobile Telematics. Shyam gave an inspiring talk on his fascinating work on backscatter and wireless sensing, and how he has been navigating the chasm between curiosity and impact driven research. Thyaga shared his perspectives from NSF on future mobile and wireless research.
We also had many excellent papers and demos presented in the conference, which triggered active discussions and interactions. Plus, eight workshops have been successfully co-held before and after the main conference. Check out the gallery on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ACMMobiCom
We celebrated the following paper awards in this year’s program. Kudos to all authors!
Last but not least, congratulations to the winners of this year’s Student Research Competition!
Under the leadership of Prof. Cecilia Mascolo, the committee of SIGMOBILE research highlights have already selected six papers as the highlight papers, which are among the best in recent MobiSys, MobiCom, and SenSys. The following two papers were selected in the latest round:
With Prof. Marco Gruteser as the new SIGMOBILE chair, there have been changes in the SIGMOBILE leadership team. The current team consists of:
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