ECE Students & Professor Win Best Paper at International Conference

ECE Ph.D. students Emrecan Demirors and G. Enrico Santagati, ECE MS student Bharatwaj G. Shankar and their advisor, ECE Associate Professor Tommaso Melodia, were coauthors of a paper that received the “Best Student Paper Award” at the 10th ACM International Conference on UnderWater Networks and Systems (WUWNet’15) last week in Washington, D.C. The article, titled “SEANet: A Software-Defined Acoustic Networking Framework for Reconfigurable Underwater Networking,” presented a prototype of a new high-data-rate software-defined reconfigurable underwater acoustic modem.

Emrecan Demirors and Professor Tommaso Melodia also received the “Best Demo Award — Second Prize” at the same conference for their demonstration titled “Real-time Video Streaming in Underwater Acoustic Networks.”

ACM WUWNet is recognized as the premier venue for research and development bringing real-time, in-situ sensing and actuation to the underwater world. ACM WUWNet brings together researchers and practitioners in areas relevant to underwater networks and systems to present state-of-the-art research and development, exchange ideas and experiences, and facilitate interactions and collaborations.

For more information about the conference, please visit WUWNet’15.

Related Faculty: Tommaso Melodia

Related Departments:Electrical & Computer Engineering