Coding the Way Towards the “Internet of Things”

| September 27, 2017

The IEEE has recognized USC Viterbi’s Ramesh Govindan as being a leader in the advancement of Internet technology in the modern world.

USC Viterbi Professor Ramesh Govindan (photo/Michelle Henry)

The Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) has honored Ramesh Govindan, the Northrop Grumman Chair of Engineering and Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California, with its prestigious Internet Award.

It’s been extremely gratifying to be recognized by my peers,” Govindan said. “The award recognizes my work in Internet routing (the software and algorithms that direct traffic over the network), on Internet topology (how Internet service providers are connected to each other), and on designs for the Internet of Things.”

Govindan’s previous research has focused on “routing infrastructures in large networks such as the Internet.” He has also studied the Internet’s structural properties and the “architectures and programming systems for wireless and mobile networks.” Additionally, Govindan co-leads the research group Networked Systems Laboratory (NSL), which was founded in 2002 and researches wired/wireless networking systems and theory.

“This award is a testament to Ramesh and USC’s contributions in advancing the Internet, sensor networks and the Internet of Things (Iota),” said Cyrus Shahabi, chair of the Department of Computer Science. “It shows the quality of our faculty.”

The IEEE Internet Award was established in 1999 by the IEEE Board of Directors. It is awarded based on contributions to the advancement of internet technology for network architecture, mobility, and/or end-use applications.

“More than anything else, it has given me an opportunity to reflect on the extraordinary set of students and collaborators I have had the privilege of working with,” Govindan said.

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