Awards and Honours
Below we present the awards and honours that have been bestowed on the department's staff and students during 2017. Lists of prices awarded earlier years are archived on the pages for research, education and other awards.
Best paper award at DCOSS 2017
Kasun Hewage and Thiemo Voigt, together with Asanka Sayakkara, Namal Jayasuriya, Tharindu Ranathunga, Chathura Suduwella, Nithila Vithanage, Chamath Keppitiyagama and Kasun De Zoysa from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, were awarded the Best Paper Award for their article "Eloc: Locating Wild Elephants using Low-cost Infrasonic Detectors" at the 2017 International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (DCOSS 2017).
SWEDTRAIN Degree Award
Malin Jakobsson and Amanda Lidström from the Masters programme in Engineering in Technology and Society are winners of the SWEDTRAIN Degree Work Competition 2017. Kjartan Halvorsen was the subject reviewer for the work entitled "Station Option for a Future High-Speedway - Simulation of Track Solutions and Traffic Suggestions". The entire paper is available here.
Wallenberg Foundation Postdoctoral Scholarship Program at Stanford
Ingvar Carlsson Award
Fredrik Lindsten has been awarded the prestigious Ingvar Carlsson Award by the Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) for his project "Probabilistic models and methods of machine learning." Learn more about the Ingvar Carlsson Award at the SSF website.
Best Readings in Internet of Things
Professional activities grant
Kim-Anh Tran was awarded a professional activities grant from the ACM SIGPLAN Professional Activities Committee in January 2017 for attending the International Symposium on Code Generation and Optimization (CGO'17).
Uppsala University’s Rudbeck Medal
Peter Stoica has been honoured with the 2017 Uppsala University Rudbeck Medal "for extraordinarily prominent achievements in science, to be conferred primarily for such accomplishments or findings attained at Uppsala University."
The motivation reads: Peter Stoica is a master at using theoretical models to describe the spectral appearance of signals. His broad interests include issues such as wireless communications, microwave imaging in locating breast cancer, radar signals, signals from landmines, to name a few. Stoica is one of the world's most cited scientists in the field of engineering sciences and has contributed with important textbooks for our education.