Department of Information Technology

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).

Wallenberg Foundation Postdoctoral Scholarship Program at Stanford

Martin Almquist has received the Wallenberg Foundation Postdoctoral Scholarship Program at Stanford from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation for four years of postdoctoral studies in Sweden and at Stanford University in the United States. See the announcement here.

Best Readings in Internet of Things

The paper “Lithe: Lightweight Secure CoAP for the Internet of Things” by Thiemo Voigt and Kasun Hewage, along with SICS-UU colleagues S. Raza, H. Shafagh, and R. Hummen, has been selected "Best Readings in Internet of Things" by the IEEE Communications Society.

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.

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Updated  2017-06-08 10:28:48 by Peter Waites.