Len Cimini, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has won the 2010 Stephen O. Rice prize from the IEEE Communications Society. The Rice prize is given annually to the author of the best paper in communications theory published in IEEE Transactions on Communications. Prof. Cimini co-authored the paper with Ye Li, a professor at Georgia Tech, and Guocong Song, a former student of Li who is now working at SIBEAM in Sunnyvale, Calif. Their paper is entitled, "Joint Channel- and Queue-Aware Scheduling for Multiuser Diversity in Wireless OFDMA Networks," and was published in the July, 2009 issue. For more information, see the UDaily article, or the IEEE announcement.
Gonzalo Arce, Charles Black Evans Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been selected as the first recipient of the Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies. Prof. Arce will spend six months from June to December 2010 in Helsinki and Stockholm developing collaborative research with Nokia Research Centers and the Helsinki University of Technology. His research focuses on compressive sensing in communications and imaging, enabling the accurate recovery of signals and images from far fewer data measurement than required by traditional methods. For more information, see the UDaily article.
Students with security skills - compete to win one of 16 spots in a summer cybersecurity training camp via the Security Treasure Hunt. The Treasure Hunt will be held online from May 1 to May 16, 2010, and will test students' abilities to identify vulnerabilities in a virtual network and answer questions related to their findings. The top 16 finishers will be invited to attend the cyber camp free of charge, at Wilmington University, August 9-13, 2010. For Delaware rules and eligibility, see http://www.dti.delaware.gov/information/cybersecurity_challenge.shtml. To compete, sign up at http://www.securitytreasurehunt.com. For more information, see the UDaily article, Cyber Security Challenge seeks future high tech workers, or contact Dr. Chase Cotton, ccotton at udel.edu, 302-831-8517.
John Cavazos, Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Sciences, has won a NSF Faculty Early Career award to develop adaptive compilers for multicore computers. Dr. Cavazos is incorporating artificial intelligence techniques into compilers to produce "self-tuned" optimizing compilers that will generate more efficient code for multicore computers.
For more information, see http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2010/mar/cavazos033010.html
Battling the recent massive snowstorm, a group of 17 UD graduate and undergraduate students, Dr. Fouad Kiamilev and Dr. Chase Cotton of ECE attended ShmooCon 2010, the annual East coast hacker and security convention in Washington, DC the weekend of February 5th.
The UD students tied for first place with a team from RIT in the security portion of the "Hack or Halo" competition. The group is seen below working hard on the web, network, and binary analysis portions of the 2 hour competition.
(photo by Drew Stephens under Creative Commons license)
In the final score of the event is show here, the RIT team is "gerry" and the UD team is "afterburn", the handle of one of the UD team members.
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On January 26, 2010, the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the University of Delaware, creating a strategic research partnership between UD and RDECOM's 10 major R&D Centers. RDECOM oversees research at 10 subordinate organizations including the Army Research Labs (ARL) and the Army Communications Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC). This CRADA broadens the research cooperation established by the CERDEC-UD CRADA signed in 2008.
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Dr. Len Cimini has received funding from the US Army Communications Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) for a 12-month theoretical study of the performance of multiple antenna systems. For more information, contact Dr. Cimini at 'cimini at ece.udel.edu'.
UD's CICS has entered into a cooperative agreement with the US Army Research Laboratory concerning the Network Science Collaborative Technology Alliance (NS-CTA). The University of Delaware is a General Member within the Interdisciplinary Research Center (IRC), one of 4 research centers in the NS-CTA. Dr. Sincoskie will serve as Associate Director of the IRC, which will be led by BBN Technologies. Dr. Ben Carterette and Dr. Chase Cotton will perform research on information networking and network structure, respectively, for the CTA. The cooperative agreement will run from 2009-2014, with an option for extension through 2018.
Network Science is a new, interdisciplinary field of research, spanning the existing disciplines of communications networks, information networks, and social cognitive networks. The CTA is the first major research project in Network Science.
Dr. Charles Boncelet has received a grant from the Command and Control Directorate of the US Army's Communications Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC-C2D) to support a new Electrical and Computer Engineering undergraduate projects course at UD. The course, which will run during the 2009-2010 academic year, will have teams of undergraduate students construct solutions to one of over 20 potential projects suggested by CERDEC researchers. Mr. Tyrell Fawcett will act as the teaching assistant for the course, which will be co-taught by Dr. Boncelet, Dr. Kiamilev, and Dr. Sincoskie. CERDEC researchers will provide guest lectures for the course.
Dr. David Sincoskie has received a DARPA subcontract from the University of Pennsylvania to study the implications of transitioning from the current Internet Protocol (IPv4) to the new IPv6. This study will run through the end of 2009. Dr. Jonathan Smith, University of Pennsylvania, is the Principal Investigator for the research project.
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