Mobicom 2008 Best Demo Award

Joey Wilson at Mobicom 2008
Figure: Joey Wilson stands inside of the deployed wireless network during the Mobicom 2008 Student Research Demo Competition. The changes in path losses measured between sensors is used in an inverse algorithm to estimate how much attenuation is caused as a function of space. The current image estimate is projected onto the wall behind him, showing in dark red where he is estimated to be.

Congratulations to graduate student Joey Wilson, who on Wed. September 17 won the MobiCom 2008 Student Research Demo Competition! (See the U of U's "Recognizing U" site) Joey presented the demo, "Radio Tomographic Imaging", on Tuesday, September 16, among nineteen student research demos presented at the Mobicom 2008 conference. It had been accepted from among 28 demo proposals submitted. On Wednesday morning, Joey found out his demo was accepted to be a finalist along with two other demos. He prepared a talk and participated in a talk competition with the other finalists. Wednesday evening, it was announced that Joey had won the student research demo competition.

The demo, "Radio Tomographic Imaging" (RTI) demonstrates Joey's research into radio signal strength-based passive imaging of people and objects who are within a wireless network deployment area. The goal is to use large networks of extremely simple radio devices to image motion within rooms and buildings from behind walls. The research is funded by an NSF CAREER award #ECCS-0748206, for "RF-Sensing Networks for Radio Tomographic Environmental Imaging", supervised by Prof. Neal Patwari.

ACM MobiCom 2008, held in San Francisco, is the 14th in a series of annual conferences sponsored by ACM SIGMOBILE dedicated to addressing the challenges in the areas of mobile computing and wireless and mobile networking. The MobiCom conference series serves as the premier international forum addressing networks, systems, algorithms, and applications that support the symbiosis of mobile computers and wireless networks. MobiCom is a highly selective conference focusing on all issues in mobile computing and wireless and mobile networking at the link layer and above.