Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Alex Snoeren Snags Sloan Research Fellowship

Congratulations to computer science professor Alex Snoeren. Alex was awarded a 2009 Sloan Research Fellowship today, Feb 17 2009. You can read the press release from the Sloan Foundation here.

The full list of 2009 Sloan Research Fellows is here.

We have profiled Snoeren's research a couple of times in the last few years. His research took center stage in a story covering the winter 2007 Center for Networked Systems (CNS) Research Review.

In summer 2007, Snoeren and grad student published an award winning paper in SIGCOMM focused on controlling bandwidth in the clouds. A profile of that work is here.
Snoeren is in good company, when it comes to computer scientists from the Jacobs School winning Sloan Research Fellowships. Check out the list below:
Russell Impagliazzo (1994)
Daniele Micciancio (2003)
Amin Vahdat (2003)
Henrik Wann Jensen (2004)
Stefan Savage (2004)
Serge Belongie (2005)
Alin Deutsch (2006)
YY Zhou (2007) ...move to UC San Diego in progress

Amped about Amplifiers

San Diego is amped about amplifiers lately. Electrical engineering assistant professor James Buckwalter published a ground breaking paper outlining the silicon-baled millimeter wave amplifier he invented that provides both high gain and high bandwidth.

The story of Buckwalter's Cascaded Constructive Wave Amplifier has been making the rounds on the tech Web sites, including NetworkWorld, and a tech Web site from China. Unfortunately, I can't read the Chinese news story, but the advertisement on the right side of the page for "iPhone earrings" is pretty cool.