Columbia University

Google Research Award

image013Professors John Kymissis (PI), Peter Kinget, Dan Rubenstein, and Gil Zussman received a Google Research award for their project “Self-Powered, Networked Tags for Active Tracking of Physical Objects”. The objective of the project is to design hardware, algorithms, and software to enable active tracking of physical objects using small self-powered, networked tags. This interdisciplinary project will build on the team’s expertise in energy-harvesting devices, ultra-low power integrated circuits, and energy efficient networking protocols to develop a solution that takes advantage of cross-layer design optimizations. The integrated solution will enable a variety of tracking and monitoring applications beyond what RFID and other localization and identification technologies permit.