Lin Zhong, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is the 2014 recipient of the ACM SIGMOBILE RockStar Award. This award recognizes an individual who has made recent outstanding research or product contributions to the field of mobile computing during the early part of his or her career. Selection is based on the impact of the candidateâ€™s work in creating promising new ideas, paradigms, and tools, related to mobile computing. Depth, impact, and novelty of the individualâ€™s contributions are key criteria.
"Lin exemplifies what all researchers should emulate â€“ restless, relentless and brimming with ideas, but at the same time disciplined, methodical and rigorous,â€ť said nominator and colleague Ashutosh Sabharwal.
"His acomplishments are remarkable for their breadth and depth, and span multiple broad areas: HCI and energy efficiency, mobile platform design, wireless networks, and longitudinal studies of mobile users,â€ť Sabharwal continued.
Dr. Zhong leads theÂ Rice Efficient Computing GroupÂ to make computing, communication and interfacing more efficient and effective. The groupâ€™s mission is to provide enabling technologies forÂ mobile systems within another decade beyond form factors like smartphone and tablet. RECGâ€™s current research projects include system software, wireless subsystems and human factors.
ACMÂ SIGMOBILE is the international professional organization for scientists, engineers, executives, educators, and students dedicated to all things mobile. To learn more,Â click here.