CONET PhD Award 2010 to Dr. Olga Saukh

The CONET Consortium is pleased to announce the winner of the this year’s PhD Thesis Award in the area of Cooperating Objects, Dr. Olga Saukh, for her thesis titled “Efficient Algorithms for Structuring Wireless Sensor Networks”.

Carlo Boano, Matthias Wilhelm, Pedro José Marrón, Olga Saukh, Antidio Viguria 
The prize is donated by CONET, the Cooperating Objects Network of Excellence. Cooperating Objects combine the strong functional aspects of embedded systems, pervasive computing and wireless sensor networks. Cooperating objects entities federate themselves into dynamic and loose networks in order to reach a common goal. This common goal will typically be related to sensing or control.
Theses eligible for the competition had to be completed at an official European university (EU and EFTA) between 1/DEC/2008 and 30/NOV/2009.  Criteria for selecting the winner were scientific originality, scientific significance for the field of Cooperating Objects, quality of the presentation and potential for practical application. Each category of thesis (MSc or PhD) has separate prizes assigned by separate academic and industrial juries. The jury can decide not to award some of the prizes if the quality or significance of the submitted works is not relevant. The winner of each category has been awarded at the EWSN 2010 dinner on February 18th 2010.