Lin Xiao

wisestar_xiaoCongratulations toComputer Science  PhD student Lin Xiao on the Best Paper Award in the New Investigator track at the Grace Hopper Conference for her paper Lin Xiao, Sudeepta Musti, Aris Ouksel, “A simulation system for ad hoc query-ready sensors” Lin’s award was announced at the conference banquet. The award comes with a $1000 prize.

A simulation system for ad hoc query-ready sensors

Lin Xiao (University of Illinois at Chicago), Sudeepta Musti (University of Illinois at Chicago), Aris Ouksel (University of Illinois at Chicago)

Sensor networks can be utilized in a wide spectrum of commercial, environmental, health care and military applications. This paper presents an integrated simulation platform we developed at the University of Illinois at Chicago to study and compare algorithm performances in the areas of localization, event handling, network topology control, routing, and query processing in various types of sensor networks. Our research strategy and results are also briefly outlined in this paper.


About the award:

New Investigator Technical Papers

The goal of these technical papers is to highlight the broad range of technical work by women who are “new investigators” in the computing field. Topics can be from any technical computing field. All papers will be reviewed for technical merit, and accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Although preferred, original research is not a requirement for a technical paper submission; for instance, thesis highlights, problem statements, and overviews of an author’s technical field are welcomed. GHC2007 will have an award for the best new investigator paper.