Arizona State University Assistant Professor Robert LiKamWa’s students in the Mobile Experiential Technology through Embedded Operations Research lab, known as Meteor Studio, shone brightly at the mobile computing systems and applications international workshop ACM HotMobile ‘18 last month, taking home a best poster award and feedback from the research community.
The Association for Computing Machinery‘s event selectively chooses research papers that explore new directions in research. Researchers come share active works-in-progress and preliminary results for early feedback from the mobile computing systems research community. Conference participants came from universities across the U.S., China, Japan, the UK, Finland and Luxembourg in addition to top industry representatives Microsoft Research and Intel Corporation.
The students authored two of the workshop’s 19 accepted papers and presented two posters out of 16 at the poster and demo sessions. Their work with the Meteor Studio’s interdisciplinary research group focuses on developing solutions to challenges in efficiently sensing, processing and acting on data gathered by sensors in many of the mobile devices we use daily.
Networking with the world’s best mobile systems researchers inspires better research
As local chair of the ACM HotMobile ‘18 organizing committee, LiKamWa brought the international workshop to Tempe, Arizona, and served on the technical program committee to select papers for the conference.
LiKamWa says the HotMobile research community, ACM SIGMOBILE, is very welcoming to young researchers and budding graduate students. Bringing the new and experienced members of the community together to discuss research also fosters innovation in mobile systems research and industry.
“Established SIGMOBILE researchers in academia and industry serve as fonts of inspiration and perspective to young researchers,” LiKamWa says. “I was happy that my students took advantage of the opportunity to network with senior researchers.”
He also believes these interactions gave his students a confidence boost, showing them that their work has the potential to create a substantial impact in mobile systems researc