Student Researchers from the Cyber-Physical Systems Lab win 2019 IEEE COMSOC Student Competition

A Rutgers student team led by ECE PhD student Mehdi Rahmati shared the first prize in the 2019 IEEE Communications Society (COMSOC) Student Competition for their project titled “LICOT: Litter-Information-Centric Ocean of Things.” LICOT provides a novel sensing framework to tackle marine pollution. The other members of the team include MS graduate student Archana Arjula (ECE), and undergraduates Agam Modasiya (MAE), Karun Kanda (CS), and Mohammad Nadeem (ECE). The team’s advisor was Professor Dario Pompili who directs the Cyber-Physical Systems Lab in ECE. The Rutgers team tied for first place with two other teams from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Peking University.

Dedicated to the future leaders in communications and networking, IEEE COMSOC holds an annual student competition, encouraging communications engineering students to expand their knowledge, test and showcase new skills, and inspire innovation.The competition, Communication Technology Changing the World, recognizes students or teams of students who demonstrate the capacity to improve the lives of people, through the application of communication technology and the development of projects that meet the human needs of people. Team leader Mehdi Rahmati will be recognized with a $2000 cash prize and a plaque at the 2019 IEEE Globecom conference in Hawaii. You can find the team’s paper on LICOT here and an associated video here.

Congratulations to the team on this outstanding recognition!