ECE Graduate Student wins Student Research Award at 2017 ACM Grace Hopper Celebration

Parishad Karimi captured first place in the graduate category of ACM’s Student Research Competition at the Grace Hopper Celebration held October 2017 in Orlando.

Her research was sparked by the exponential growth of wireless networks and the incompatibility of different access technologies within the same frequency band. To solve this problem, she proposed SMART, a distributed resource management architecture that enables coordinated resource usage.

Karimi has spent the past two years developing the architecture at WINLAB, Rutgers’ premier wireless research center, under the guidance of WINLAB director and distinguished professor Raychaudhuri and associate director Ivan Seskar.

She says that the ACM Student Research Competition is an excellent platform to get your research exposed to professionals from academia and industry, receive constructive feedback, and gain a sense of validation for your work.

“I felt more determined to continue and extend my research in this field, considering its necessity with the emergence of 5G technologies,” Karimi said. “Participating in the ACM Student Research Competition was a very fruitful experience for me and I recommend other students take part in ACM SRC held at various conferences.”

The world's largest gathering of women technologists, the Grace Hopper Celebration is produced by AnitaB.org and presented in partnership with ACM. The event honors Rear Admiral Grace m Hopper, a pioneering American computer scientist whose achievements led to the development of COBOL, an early programming language. TThe 2018 Grace Hopper Celebration will be held September 26-28 in Houston.