Best Papers to CS Researchers

UMass Amherst CS Researchers received the Best Paper Award at IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy for their paper “Pacemakers and Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators: Software Radio Attacks and Zero-Power Defenses”. Assistant Professor Kevin Fu, Ben Ransford, Shane S. Clark, and Benessa Defend accepted the award in Berkeley, CA in May. CS Alum Thomas S. Heydt-Benjamin (MS '08) and undergraduate William Morgan also co-authored the paper. This research was in collaboration with co-authors Dennis Halperin and Tadayoshi Kohno from the University of Washington and William Maisel from the Harvard Medical School. More details.

Assistant Professor Arun Venkataramani and co-authors J.P. John, E. Katz-Bassett, A. Krishnamurthy, and T. Anderson received the Best Paper Award for “Consensus Routing: The Internet as a Distributed System” at the 5th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design & Implementation (NSDI '08) held in San Francisco, CA in April.

Research Scientist Michael Zink and co-authors Kyoungwon Suh (UMass Amherst CS Ph.D. ’07), Yu Gu, and Jim Kurose received the Best Paper Award for “Watch Global Cache Local: YouTube Network Traces at a Campus Network - Measurements and Implications” presented at the 2008 Multimedia Computing and Networking Conference (MMCN '08) held in San Jose, CA in January.