Nanocom milestone award for Sasi

Dr Sasi Balasubramaniam, CONNECT Funded Investigator at TSSG in Waterford Institute of Technology, has been awarded the 2018 ACM/IEEE NanoCom Outstanding Milestone Award.

The award citation reads: “In recognition of his foundational contributions bridging the gap between theoretical molecular communication and wet lab experimental research, ranging from bacterial communication to the Internet of Bio-Nano Things.” The award was presented by Prof. Ian F. Akyildiz, Georgia Institute of Technology and Chair of NanoCom Steering Committee and founder of Nano Communications.

Taking place in Reykjavik, Iceland, the 5th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication, was also addressed by CONNECT’s Dr Alan Davy, who presented a paper on “Towards Building an Ultra High Bandwidth Wireless Access Network: Recent Progress, Requirements and Challenges”, and Dr Michael Barros, whose paper was “Capacity of the Hierarchical Multi-layered Cortical Microcircuit Communication Channel.”

This work is part of CONNECT’s Nano Networks research area, which looks at networks of minute scale, often at the molecular level within the body. Nano networks research seeks to understand biological functions, which can be leveraged and controlled to act as nano networks.

CONNECT is the world leading Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications. CONNECT is funded under the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centres Programme and is co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund. We engage with over 35 companies including large multinationals, SMEs and start-ups. CONNECT brings together world-class expertise from ten Irish academic institutes to create a one-stop-shop for telecommunications research, development and innovation.


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