Ubicomp Best Paper Award for Balasubramanian


The Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University is proud to announce that one of the prestigious Ubicomp 2015 Best Paper Awards, and the Best Student Paper Award have been given to Aruna Balasubramanian and her fellow authors for the paper, Enhancing Mobile Apps to Use Sensor Hubs without Programmer Effort. The paper also won the Inaugural Gaetano Borriello Best Student Paper award.

UBIcomp is the premier ACM/Sigmobile conference on ubiquitous computing. Balasubramanian worked with colleagues Haichen Shen (University of Washington), Anthony Lamarca (Intel Labs), and David Wetherall (Google) on the award winning paper. The paper detailed the use of MobileHub, a system that automatically rewrites applications to leverage a smartphone’s sensor hub to enable continuous sensing apps to function without draining the devices’ battery. By buffering sensor data, MobileHub conserves a device’s power by allowing the application and the main processor to remain idle. The result is significantly less power consumption for continuous sensing apps.

The Ubicomp Best Paper Award is given to the best paper submitted at the ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp) conference. This years conference was held in September in Osaka, Japan.

Balasubramanian joined the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook in spring 2015. Prior to that, she was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Washington in Seattle and earned her PhD from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her research incorporates elements of networking and systems in the context of mobile devices. The goal of her work is to design mobile protocols/systems that radically improve performance.

The CS Department extends its congratulations to the entire team.