2022: Rising Stars in Computer Networking and Communications
We are very excited to announce the list of “N2Women: Stars in Computer Networking and Communications”.
For 2022, in alphabetical order by last name, here are 10 women in networking and communications that you should watch!
Sangeetha Abdu Jyothi has made significant contributions to Internet architecture, cluster scheduling, data center networks, and systems for machine learning. She is well known for her work on understanding the effects of solar superstorms on the resilience of the Internet, which identified areas of higher risk and mitigation techniques, and won the IETF/IRTF Applied Networking Research Prize. Her work has also won a Facebook Fellowship and the UIUC Mavis Future Faculty Fellowship.
Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Technical director, VMware
Marica has made outstanding contributions to the development of future Internet architectures, with main focus on information centric networking, ubiquitous caching and computing. She has published around 70 papers, several of which in top venues like IEEE TNSM, IEEE COMML, Elsevier COMCOM and COMNET. The success of her research is recognized by more than 3100 citations, according to Scholar Google. She regularly serves as a TPC member of several IEEE conferences workshops and as a regular reviewer for a variety of prestigious IEEE/Elsevier/ACM journals. Moreover, Marica organized several special issues and she served the research community extensively as editorial board member of several journals, like Elsevier Vehicular Communications, Elsevier Computer Communications, IEEE Communications Letters, Wiley ETT. Marica is talented and hard-working. She conducts her research with passion, curiosity and enthusiasm. It is a pleasure working with her.
Research scientist and international research and scientific delegate at Inria Lille – Nord Europe
Simone Ferlin-Reiter’s research interests lie in the intersection of Internet and mobile networks and performance engineering. Research topics she is currently interested in are transport protocols and congestion control, network and performance measurements, and how to make security and privacy more usable and assessed in Internet protocols. She is a hands-on network researcher, interested in designing, building and experimenting with new networking technologies. She actively transitions between academic and industry research.
Professor, Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems, University of Klagenfurt
Yasaman GhasemPour is an outstanding young researcher. At this early stage in her career, she has already demonstrated technical leadership and vision in millimeter-wave and terahertz networks. Her research style spans from fundamentals of the underlying physics of communication to experimental proof-of-concept demonstrations. Her work will be highly impactful for next generation networking, sensing, and security.
Sheafor-Lindsay Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science at Rice University
Samira is known for her research on the design and planning of multi-drone systems. Her emphasis is on wireless connectivity, distributed coordination, and application in search and rescue. She covers a wide range of methods, from system architectures to algorithms and experimental analysis. Social and ethical aspects are not left out either, but have been deliberately addressed in several talks (e.g. TEDxCERN and re:publica). Samira always keeps the overall system in mind and dives into terrain where little work has been done before. Her publication record is impressive for a scientist at her career stage.
Professor, Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems, University of Klagenfurt
Mona Jaber has a track record of impactful contributions that are at the intersection between advances in communication networks and machine learning. She has pioneered a machine learning research track in which user-driven elasticity is embedded in the design of end-to-end mobile networks including radio and backhaul access. In her recent work, Mona leverages this research in the context of IoT’s role in sustainable development goals set by the UN. In this regard, she has published in the areas of sustainable energy, smart mobility, and privacy-preserving e-health. As part of her industry research collaboration efforts, Mona has established a ground-breaking project that uses optical fibre systems for the detection and classification of active travel – a robust, scalable, and privacy-preserving method that informs smart city and transportation planning. She has demonstrated her passion and commitment for advancing knowledge in the areas of Computer Networking and Communications. Mona is indeed a rising star who will continue making far-reaching contributions in this area.
Muhammad Ali Imran
Professor, University of Glasgow, UK.
Colleen is a leader in the emerging field of RF sensing and low-power electronics for environmental applications. A true cross-layer thinker, Colleen speaks the languages of hard-core EE, with a scientist’s nose for important problems in agriculture, biogeochemistry, and green computing. For her PhD thesis, which showed that a ground-penetrating radar can infer soil moisture, she designed her own experiments at Stanford’s farm and drove around Northern California to dig up diverse soils for experimentation. This is somebody who cares about doing things right!
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University
Prof. Krishnaswamy is establishing herself as a leader in the area of low-power wireless communication systems with highly visible publications and open-source software contributions that will broadly benefit the community. She is also translating her research into practice through collaboration with application domain experts. Finally, Prof. Krishnaswamy is an excellent mentor to her students and spends a lot of time nurturing their early careers in multiple ways. She is highly deserving of this recognition.
David J. DeWitt Professor Department of Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Hina has made excellent contributions in the field of wireless communications, especially related to the performance modeling, analysis, and optimization of next generation wireless networks. Recently, she is also excelling in the optimization of multi-band (sub-6-GHz, THz-wave, MM-wave) wireless networks, and developing machine learning algorithms for network planning and resource management for cellular networks. Hina’s work to date is clearly influencing the field. She has published over 70 technical articles in well-reputed IEEE journals, magazines, and conferences. Her publications thus far have garnered 4000+ citations with an h-index of 28 (according to Google Scholar) – a record that is steadily growing. She has been listed in the Stanford’s list of the world’s top 2% researchers in 2021. She is the founding chair of a special interest group on THz communications in IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) – Radio Communications Committee (RCC). She has been recognized as an Exemplary Editor by IEEE Communications Letters, 2020, and an Exemplary Reviewer (Top 2% of all reviewers) by IEEE Transactions on Communications in 2015-2017, 2019, and 2020. Currently, she is serving as an Associate Editor in IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE Transactions on Green Communications, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, and IEEE Open Journal of Communications Society.
Distinguished Professor of ECE, KAUST, Thuwal, Makkah Province. Saudi Arabia
Bo Wang has made important contributions to transmission control with a special focus on Internet video applications, including VOD/live streaming and RTC. A standout feature is that her work has both a deep understanding of the system and a solid theoretical foundation. She has published papers in top-tier venues such as SIGCOMM, NSDI, ACM MM. Her researches have high practical value, many of which have been deployed by famous companies. In my opinion, Bo Wang is an excellent young researcher who is passionate about scientific research. Her creativity and diligence will surely bring more outstanding achievements in the future.
Professor and Dean of the Institute for Network Sciences and Cyberspace, Tsinghua University Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering