CIAN Graduates Take Prize at Collegiate Inventors Competition for Invention
At the Collegiate Inventors Competition on November 17th at the United States of Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Alexandria, VA two UC Berkeley affiliates, Tae Joon Seok and Sangyoon Han, participated and received the bronze medal in the graduate division. Along with the bronze medal, Seok and Han received a cash prize of $10,000. They were advised by Professor Ming C. Wu of UC Berkeley and CIAN.
Sponsored by USPTO and the AbbVie Foundation, there were submissions from more than 100 universities around the United States. Seven teams were selected as finalists for the graduate division competition. At the final competition the seven finalists presented their work to inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
Seok and Han presented their invention called SWAPS for Silicon Waveguide Array Photonic Switch. The project is also supported by CIAN. It is an optical switch device based on silicon photonics and MEMS technologies. SWAPS has an excellent scaling property compared to the currently used, silicon photonics based optical switches.
CIAN Students Take Second Place in NYC Media Lab Summit
CIAN students at Columbia University, from the WiMNet lab of Dr. Gil Zussman, including Raphael Norwitz, Savvas Petridis, Craig Gutterman, and Varun Gupta recently took home the 2nd place prize (out of about 100 demonstrations) for the New York City Media Lab Summit.
In a joint project of the WiMNet Lab and Alcatel Lucent Bell Labs we have been developing the AMuSe (Adaptive Multicast Services) system. AMuSe combines methods for collecting accurate feedback information with low overhead and for network adaptation (e.g., transmission rate) based on this feedback. Specifically, the system includes a scheme for dynamic selection of a subset of the multicast receivers as feedback nodes, which periodically send information, such as channel quality or received packet statistics, to the multicast sender. Moreover, it includes schemes for dynamic rate adaptation based on the collected feedback.
This system was implemented in the ORBIT testbed to evaluate its performance in large groups with 150 to 200 receivers.
CIAN students Raphael Norwitz and Savvas Petridis are also recent recipients of the CIAN Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Learn more and apply.
AMuSe Project Continues to Rise
After taking second place in the NYC Media Lab Summit for their project AMuSe (Adaptive Multicast Services) system Columbia graduates continue to garner attention and support for their initiatives.
Most recently the AMuSe project, led by CIAN students Varun Gupta and Craig Gutterman and CIAN professor Dr. Gil Zussman, was selected to participate in the NYC Media Lab Combine program. Faculty and students composing nine teams were selected from 60 applicants from New York City universities. Each team initially received a grant of $25,000 for the project. After which they were matched with industry members. The AMuSe project is collaborating with Dr. Yigal Bejerano from Bell Labs to develop the system for multimedia content delivery via Wi-Fi to large groups.
At the close of the program each team will pitch their concept to the NYC Media Lab corporate members on April 8th.
Learn more about the project and the AMuSe system’s place in the NYC Media Lab Summit in the following articles.