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Four Faculty Receive Google Research Awards

March 22, 2016

Chris Rudell
Joshua Smith
Hannaneh Hajishirzi
Shyam Gollakota

Congratulations to faculty members Chris Rudell, Joshua Smith, Hannaneh Hajishirzi and Shyam Gollakota who received Google Research Awards. The funding covers tuition for one graduate student and allows faculty and students to work with Google engineers and researchers. A total of 151 projects were funded from 950 proposals.

A description of each project is provided below:

Chris Rudell
Assistant Professor Chris Rudell’s research entails designing and fabricated mm-Wave transceivers capable of producing multiple wireless directional beams to support numerous users from a single radio. The technology may eventually be used in future 5th Generation (5G) wireless systems.

Joshua Smith
Associate Professor Joshua Smith’s research will focus on Wireless Ambient Radio Power (WARP), which uses ambient wireless signals for both power and data. As a result, sensor units benefit from not having any wired connections.

Hannaneh Hajishirzi
Since mathematical analysis is typically reported as numerical quantities together with textual descriptions, Assistant Professor Hannaneh Hajishirzi’s research entails designing algorithms to automatically understand textual descriptions and map them into mathematical equations, which will benefit search engines, financial companies and more.

Shyam Gollakota
Adjunct and CSE Assistant Professor Shyam Gollakota’s research will focus on building systems that transform mobile devices into active sonar systems, which use sound propagation to detect or communicate with objects. There are applications in mobile health, user interfaces and privacy.

Congratulations Chris, Joshua, Hannaneh and Shyam!

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