WiMNet student Craig Gutterman received a Ph.D. Fellowship from the From Data to Solutions NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT). The vision of this IGERT is to support and nurture collaborations between those seeking solutions and those whose expertise lies in the collection and analysis of the data necessary to make solutions possible. The IGERT aims to move our society from one with a surfeit of data to one with useful and targeted information. A key component of this vision is the training of a new generation of Ph.D. students who have the skills to make sense of vast amounts of data from many sources and media and the desire and ability to apply their skills to the provision of solutions to real world problems.
Craig received the B.S. degree (Summa Cum Laude) from Rutgers University in 2012. He was the recipient of the John. M Smith Memorial Prize which is awarded to the highest ranking graduating senior in the Department of Electrical Engineering. Upon joining the M.S. Program in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University, Craig was designated a Tesla Scholar.
Since joining Columbia in the fall of 2012, he has been conducting research in the area of wireless and mobile networking. In particular, he has been developing a rate adaption framework for efficiently sending multicast traffic in WiFi networks. In the summer of 2013, Craig was an intern at BBN Technologies where he developed algorithms for content distributed networks. His research interests are in the areas of wireless communications, networks, sensors, with applications to data analysis and exploration.