SCE congratulates our graduate students, Vida Ferdowski, Xuan Liu and Swathi Soni, who were awarded funding by the UMKC Women’s Council which for 41 years has annually provided UMKC women graduate students’ access to research and/or travel funding via the Graduate Assistance Fund (GAF) awards. The awards are competitive and a maximum of $2000.00 may be requested. A luncheon honoring the 2012 Graduate Assistance Fund recipients and donors was held on March 13, 2012. SCE attendees included our GAF awardees and their faculty recommenders. Pictured here are Dr. Deep Medhi, Xuan Liu, Dr. Ken Mitchell, Vida Ferdowsi, Dr. Yugi Lee, Swati Soni, Dr. Kevin Truman, Dean of SCE.
SCE GAF RECIPIENTS
Vida Ferdowsi, a Ph.D student in telecommunications and computer networking, was awarded a travel grant to present her paper Time-slot and Channel Assignment Algorithms in OFDM/TDMA Wireless Mesh Networks at the Consumer Communication and Networking Conference (CCNC’2012) in Las Vegas, Nevada this January 2012.
Xuan Liu, a Ph.D. student in telecommunications and computer networking, received funding to travel and conduct research at the University of Tokyo in Japan to study the design of Corelab, a network testbed developed by Professor Nakao’s research group. It provides a virtual network environment with good isolation and flexibility to support both wired and wireless virtualization experiments. Ms. Liu also worked with Professor Shingo Ata’s Research Lab Team at Osaka City University on a US-Japan trustworthy Internet of the future joint project. Her visit to Japan was supported by a grant from National Science Foundation and UMKC’s Women’s Council’s Graduate Assistance Fund.
Swati Soni, a Masters student in Computer Science (software engineering), received funding to present her paper, SmartApps Framework for Smart Energy, at one of two upcoming conferences, the 13th IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks, WoWMoM 2012, held in San Francisco and/or the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) conference held Baltimore in October 2012. The annual conference is sponsored by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology and is the world’s largest gathering of women in computing.