Myounggyu Won receives Best Student Paper Award

Myounggyu Won, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, received the Best Student Paper Award at the 9th IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing held in Melbourne, Australia, last fall.Photo of Myounggyu Won

Won had two papers accepted: "Energy Efficient and Robust Multicast Routing for Large Scale Sensor Networks," which received the Best Student Paper Award, and "Destination-based Cut Detection in Wireless Sensor Networks." IEEE/IFIP EUC 2011 accepted only 22 percent of the papers submitted.

In his winning paper, Won presents an energy-efficient and robust geographic multicast routing protocol for large-scale wireless sensor network deployments in realistic environments (e.g., characterized by obstructions, such as holes). His multicast protocol discovers near-optimal multicast routing paths given the restriction of possible complex topologies such as network holes. This protocol also ensures reliable and fast packet-loss recovery through its efficient topology generation.

Won received his B.E. degree in computer engineering with honors from Sogang University (South Korea) in 2007. He is studying for his Ph.D. in computer science under the supervision of Dr. Radu Stoleru in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M. His primary research interests include energy efficient and robust protocol design for wireless sensor networks with complex topologies such as network holes and cuts. He is currently developing efficient proactive solutions for restoring connectivity for segmented sensor networks. Won is a IAMCS-KAUST (Institute for Applied Mathematics and Computational Science/King Abdullah University of Science and Technology) Graduate Fellow and a member of LENSS, the Laboratory for Embedded and Networked Sensor Systems, directed by Stoleru.

The IEEE/IFIP EUC conferences provide a forum for engineers and scientists in academia, industry and government to present and discuss their ideas, results, work in progress and experience on all aspects of embedded and ubiquitous computing. The emergence of this technology is a natural outcome of research and technological advances in a variety of areas including embedded systems, pervasive computing and communications, wireless networks, mobile computing, distributed computing and agent technologies.