WiMNet Ph.D. student Maria Gorlatova has been awarded the 2012 US Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship. This competitive scholarship, only 25 of which are awarded nationwide, recognizes academic achievements and demonstrated leadership.
Maria Gorlatova’s research focuses on designing, developing, analyzing, and evaluating communication, networking, and resource allocation algorithms for Energy Harvesting Active Networked Tags (EnHANTs). Maria is the lead graduate student coordinating the development of the EnHANTs prototype testbed. She has also been leading the EnHANTs environmental energy characterization effort. She is a recipient of Columbia University SEAS Presidential Fellowship and Canadian Graduate Scholar (CGS) NSERC Fellowships, a co-recipient of the 2011 ACM SenSys Best Student Demo Award, and the recipient of 2011 IEEE Communications Society Award for Outstanding Paper on New Communication Topics.