Hester Nominated for Best Paper at SenSys 2017 on Batteryless Tech

All 3 presented papers were first-authored and he was also chosen to sit on a panel, as well as, present two workshop papers.

Prof. Josiah Hester

Prof. Josiah Hester presented three papers at The 15th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys 2017) on November 5-8 in Delft, The Netherlands. He was also chosen to sit on a panel ('Panel: New Directions') and presented two papers in HumanSys and FAILSAFE workshops, co-located with the main conference (SenSys).

All three of the papers were first-authored by Prof. Hester:

  1. Timely Execution on Intermittently Powered Batteryless Sensors
  2. Flicker: Rapid Prototyping for the Batteryless Internet-of-Things
  3. The Future of Sensing is Batteryless, Intermittent, and Awesome

Prof. Hester is a new Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering (appointed Fall 2017), who's interested in designing, building, and deploying trillions of tiny energy harvesting computers that run for decades, supporting global scale applications ranging from healthcare to space exploration, wildlife tracking to horticulture.

Prof. Hester's research investigates how we can make this possible. He explores and develops new hardware designs, software techniques, tools, and programming abstractions so that developers can easily design, debug, and deploy intricate energy harvesting, batteryless sensing applications that work in spite of frequent power failures, constrained resources, and unpredictable conditions.

The 15th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys 2017) introduces a highly selective, single-track forum for research on systems issues of sensors and sensor-enabled smart systems, broadly defined. Systems of smart sensors will revolutionize a wide array of application areas by providing an unprecedented density and fidelity of instrumentation. They also present various systems challenges because of resource constraints, uncertainty, irregularity, mobility, and scale. This conference provides an ideal venue to address research challenges facing the design, development, deployment, use, and fundamental limits of these systems. Sensing systems require contributions from many fields, from wireless communication and networking, embedded systems and hardware, energy harvesting and management, distributed systems and algorithms, data management, and applications, so we welcome cross-disciplinary work.