Money Inc. names interscatter and ambient backscatter as two of ten technology inventions of 2016!   http://moneyinc.com/top-10-technological-inventions-2016/    

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Interscatter is being featured in the “Incredible Works Here” ad campaign by Challenge Seattle. This includes various print and bus ads, and even this cookie from their launch event. Check out the website for more details: http://www.incredibleworkshere.com/

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Shyam talked about our work on the Internet of Disposable Things at EmTech 2016. https://www.technologyreview.com/s/602630/this-contact-lens-will-kick-start-the-internet-of-disposable-things/?utm_campaign=internal&utm_medium=readnext&utm_source=item_1    

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  Madrona Awards the Madrona Prize to our Backscatter work. http://www.madrona.com/madrona-awards-madrona-prize-backscatter-team-uw-industrial-affiliates-day/ “2016 marks the 11th year of the Madrona Prize which is awarded to a ground breaking and commercially viable technology developed at the University of Washington.  Since Madrona’s inception, more than two decades ago, Madrona has funded 16 companies   Read More ...

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We show for the first time that commodity devices can be used to generate wireless data transmissions that are confined to the human body. Specifically, we show that commodity input devices such as fingerprint sensors and touchpads can be used to transmit information to only wireless receivers that are in   Read More ...

We introduce inter-technology backscatter (Interscatter), a novel approach that transforms wireless transmissions from one technology to another, on the air. Specifically, we show for the first time that Bluetooth transmissions can be used to create Wi-Fi and ZigBee-compatible signals using backscatter communication. Since Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and ZigBee radios are widely   Read More ...

FingerIO is a novel fine-grained finger tracking solution that transforms any space around off-the-shelf smartphones or smartwatches into an interactive surfaces. FingerIO does not require instrumenting the finger with sensors and works even in the presence of occlusions between the finger and the device. We achieve this by transforming the   Read More ...

We introduce Passive Wi-Fi that demonstrates for the first time that one can generate 802.11b transmissions using backscatter communication, while consuming 3 – 4 orders of magnitude lower power than existing Wi-Fi chipsets. Passive Wi-Fi transmissions can be decoded on any Wi-Fi device including routers, mobile phones and tablets. Building   Read More ...

Quoting the article “Now researchers at the University of Washington have found a way to eliminate the airtime and the hassle—by using the human body as a conduit for passing security codes from one device to another. By holding a smartphone in one hand, for example, and touching a doorknob   Read More ...

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We show for the first time that commodity devices can be used to generate wireless data transmissions that are confined to the human body. Specifically, we show that commodity input devices such as fingerprint sensors and touchpads can be used to transmit information to only wireless receivers that are in   Read More ...

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  The article says Shyam Gollakota uncovered a way to create Wi-Fi signals without radio transistors. And here’s the real payoff: These “passive Wi-Fi” devices use 10,000 times less power than a typical Wi-Fi chip, and 1,000 times less power than the most efficient Bluetooth, thereby significantly reducing the need   Read More ...

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We introduce inter-technology backscatter (Interscatter), a novel approach that transforms wireless transmissions from one technology to another, on the air. Specifically, we show for the first time that Bluetooth transmissions can be used to create Wi-Fi and ZigBee-compatible signals using backscatter communication. Since Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and ZigBee radios are widely   Read More ...

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FingerIO is a novel fine-grained finger tracking solution that transforms any space around off-the-shelf smartphones or smartwatches into an interactive surfaces. The work got an honorable mention award at CHI 2016.    

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Check out the coverage on our first Wi-Fi enabled contact lens prototype. https://www.technologyreview.com/s/602035/first-wi-fi-enabled-smart-contact-lens-prototype/

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Passive Wi-Fi captured the Best Paper Award at the 13th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI ’16) Congratulations to the team

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FingerIO is a novel fine-grained finger tracking solution that transforms any space around off-the-shelf smartphones or smartwatches into an interactive surfaces. The work got an honorable mention award at CHI 2016. Check out the project website

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Shyam Gollakota was selected by CNN Money as one of five innovators who are changing the world for a recent segment called Visionaries 2020.

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Our work on Passive Wi-Fi is covered by The Seattle Times.

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Passive Wi-Fi, a new low-power Wi-Fi communications system developed by the team, has been named one of MIT Technology Review’s 10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2016. The system, which can generate Wi-Fi transmissions using 10,000 times less power than conventional methods, was developed in UW CSE professor Shyam Gollakota’s Networks &   Read More ...

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Find more about the Award Winners.

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Power over Wi-Fi named a top innovation of 2015 by Popular Science Find more about the project

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Sleep apnea is a common medical disorder that is estimated to affect more than 18 million American adults and is linked to attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and increased motor vehicle accidents. ApneaApp is a contactless solution for detecting sleep apnea events by monitoring the   Read More ...

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University of Washington Interim President Ana Mari Cauce has announced the appointment of 17 new members to the university’s prestigious CoMotion Presidential Innovation Fellows program.

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Our work on Power over WiFi is covered by BBC, Wired, Tech Review and others. Find more information about the power over WiFi system.

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Shyam Gollakota has received an NSF CAREER Award

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Forbes 30 under 30 Energy

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Wi-Fi Imaging Check out the project: http://homes.cs.washington.edu/~gshyam/Papers/wision.pdf>Project Paper

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Arrakis wins Best Paper Award at OSDI’14 Here is the link to the website: http://arrakis.cs.washington.edu/

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Tom Anderson’s Operating Systems book With Mike Dahlin is the bestseller OS book on Amazon!

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MIT Tech Review link ” The technology could free engineers to extend the tendrils of the Internet and computers into corners of the world they don’t currently reach. Battery-free devices that can communicate could make it much cheaper and easier to widely deploy sensors inside homes to take control of   Read More ...

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RF-powered computers are small devices that compute and communicate using only the power that they harvest from RF signals. While existing technologies have harvested power from ambient RF sources (e.g., TV broadcasts), they require a dedicated gateway (like an RFID reader) for Internet connectivity. We present Wi-Fi Backscatter, a novel   Read More ...

Our work that is to appear at MOBICOM 2014 introduces the first design that enables an instantaneous feedback channel on battery-free backscatter devices. Specifically, it gives receivers a way to provide low-rate feedback to the transmitter on the same frequency as that of the backscatter transmissions, using neither multiple antennas   Read More ...

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This year’s USENIX Software Tools Award has been presented to Tom Anderson and his colleagues Mic Bowman, David Culler, Larry Peterson, and Mothy Roscoe for the creation of PlanetLab. https://www.usenix.org/about/stug

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www.usenix.org/about/flame

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Two papers from the networks lab will appear at APSys in Beijing in June Machine Fault Tolerance for Reliable Datacenter Systems by Danyang, Qiao, Dan, Arvind, and Tom and User scripting on Android using BladeDroid by Ravi, Dominic, Pingyang, Ray, Will, and Mike You can see the full program on   Read More ...

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Here is the link: Technology promises control of smartphones through hand gestures

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People with tetraplegia have either partially or completely lost their abilities to move their arms or legs. We want technologies to help those patients to interact with their surroundings. Fortunately, many of those patients are able to move their tongues on command. Researchers have thus asked if it is possible   Read More ...

We will be presenting the following work at SIGCOMM 2014 Turbocharging Backscatter Communication Aaron Parks, Angli Liu, Shyam Gollakota, and Josh Smith Connecting RF-Powered Things to the Internet Bryce Kellogg, Aaron Parks, Shyam Gollakota, Josh Smith, and David Wetherall One tunnel is enough Simon Peter, Umar Javed, Qiao Zhang, Doug   Read More ...

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Vincent and Vamsi win QualComm Innovation Fellowship 2014 for ambient backscatter. Here is the information: http://www.qualcomm.com/research/university-relations/innovation-fellowship/2014

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Bryce kellogg demos and discusses AllSee on King5 news. Bryce on King5

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Existing gesture-recognition systems consume significant power and computational resources that limit how they may be used in low-end devices. We introduce AllSee, the first gesture-recognition system that can operate on a range of computing devices including those with no batteries. AllSee consumes three to four orders of magnitude lower power   Read More ...

UW CSE professor Shyam Gollakota is in the New York Times.

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Check out the reddit article where Will answers questions Reddit article where Will discusses teaching in North Korea

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Check out our work on non-invasive Tongue Machine Interface at CHI 2014 Non-Invasive Tongue Machine Interface Qiao Zhang, Shyam Gollakota, Ben Taskar, and Raj Rao

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Check out the following UW papers at NSDI 2014 Bringing Gesture Recognition to All Devices Bryce Kellogg, Vamsi Talla, and Shyam Gollakota How Speedy is SPDY? Sophia Wang, Aruna Balasubramanian, Arvind Krishnamurthy, and David Wetherall

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uProxy is a browser extension that lets users share alternative more secure routes to the Internet. It’s like a personalised VPN service that you set up for yourself and your friends. uProxy helps users protect each other from third parties who may try to watch, block, or redirect users’ Internet   Read More ...

Strong User Isolation for Scalable Web Applications PDF Web applications are a frequent target of successful attacks. The damage is amplified by the fact that application code is responsible for security enforcement in most web frameworks. In this paper we design and implement Radiatus, a web framework where all application-specific   Read More ...

WiSee was awarded the best paper at MobiCom 2013. Check out the project webpage: wisee.cs.washington.edu

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Youtube Video Future of network architecture by Tom Anderson

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As computing devices become smaller and more numerous, powering them becomes more difficult; wires are often not feasible, and batteries add weight, bulk, cost, and require recharging/replacement that is impractical at large scales. Ambient backscatter communication solves this problem by leveraging existing TV and cellular transmissions, rather than generating their   Read More ...

Ambient Backscatter wins the best paper award at ACM SIGCOMM 2013, to be held in Hong Kong, China between August 12 and August 16, 2013. The paper is titled Ambient Backscatter: Wireless Communication Out of Thin Air Check out the UW CSE announcement and the project webpage.

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Check out the papers from UW at MOBICOM 2013. Whole-Home Gesture Recognition Using Wireless Signals, Qifan Pu, Sidhant Gupta, Shyam Gollakota, and Shwetak Patel Interference Alignment Using Motion, Fadel Adib, Swarun Kumar, Omar Aryan, Shyam Gollakota, and Dina Katabi QuickSync: Accelerating Information Transfer Over Unsynchronized Screen-Camera Links, Wenjun Hu, Hao   Read More ...

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WiSee is the first whole-home gesture recognition system using wireless signals. Since wireless signals do not require line-of-sight and can traverse through walls, WiSee can enable whole-home gesture recognition using few wireless sources (e.g., a Wi-Fi router and a few mobile devices in the living room). Our results show that   Read More ...

Technology trends and economic forces are moving us toward a world in which personal information is valuable, and companies have an incentive to obtain as much of it as possible. Targeted advertising, for example, has revolutionized revenue generation, but while this is good for companies, the implications for user privacy   Read More ...

Vincent Liu and Tom Anderson were quoted in an article on F10 in the UW Daily!  You can read the article at http://dailyuw.com/archive/2013/05/08/science/uw-researchers-fix-faults-online-networks

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UW CSE professor Shyam Gollakota has received the 2012 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award – presented annually to the author of the best doctoral dissertation, worldwide, in computer science – for his MIT doctoral dissertation “Embracing Interference in Wireless Systems.” Read more at UW CSE News

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Congratulations to UW students, faculty, and alumni for the excellent research and systems we built that are to appear in SIGCOMM 2013! Ambient Backscatter: Wireless Communication out of Thin Air Vincent Liu, Aaron Parks, Vamsi Talla, Shyam Gollakota, David Wetherall, Josh Smith Bringing Cross-Layer MIMO to Today’s Wireless LANs Swarun   Read More ...

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WProf is a tool that extracts dependencies of activities during a page load. For Web developers, WProf can help identify the bottleneck activities of your Web pages. For browser architects, WProf can relate page load bottlenecks to either Web standards or browser implementation choices.

A large contingent of the UW networks lab was present at NSDI this week. It was great to interact with the community and see the alumni from the lab enjoying their new homes.

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Congratulations to Vincent Liu, Daniel Halperin, Arvind Krishnamurthy and Tom Anderson!  "F10: A Fault-Tolerant Engineered Network" was recognized with a Best Paper award at NSDI. UW CSE News » CSE faculty and students win 2013 NSDI “Best Paper” Award NSDI – the USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation   Read More ...

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We’re looking forward to presenting a couple of papers at HotOS in May. From the Networking Lab: Arrakis: A Case for the End of the Empire Simon Peter and Thomas Anderson, University of Washington The Case for Onloading Continuous High-Datarate Perception to the Phone Seungyeop Han, University of Washington; Matthai   Read More ...

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We propose to build a tool, Triceratops, for securing mobile applications. It allows any user to protect his or her personal information from malicious mobile apps, in ways that are not possible today. Triceratops takes a mobile app with a set of security policies as input, and generates a secured   Read More ...

Networks Lab members stayed up last night to surprise our Systems Lab Colleagues. Raymond Cheng originally shared this post: Hello Systems Lab!

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Arrakis is a new operating system that is designed around recent application and hardware trends: Applications are becoming so complex that they are miniature operating systems in their own right and are fighting with already established OS services. For example, a web browser needs to protect itself against untrusted scripts   Read More ...

Coming soon, this will become the official Networks lab website.  Our previous web presence didn’t do a good job of highlighting all the awesome projects we're working on.

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The UW Introduction to Networking class on Coursera has started up. If you want to learn more about computer networks – or have missed David Wetherall’s sultry voice – this is the class to take! https://www.coursera.org/course/comnetworks

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A New Baseline for the Web Free web services often face growing pains. In the current client-server access model, the cost of providing a service increases with its popularity. This leads organizations that want to provide services free-of-charge to rely to donations, advertisements, or mergers with larger companies to cope   Read More ...

Blocking-Resistant Network Services The desire for uncensored access to the Internet has motivated the development of both open proxies like Tor and social graph-based overlays like FreeNet. However, neither design is sufficient, as relays in open proxies are easily exposed and blocked, and overlays based just on social trust suffer   Read More ...