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2017 Triathlon Age Group National Competition

The Nationals, the first ones for me, are an experience to be savored. There is a sense of achievement in getting to this race — I’ve worked towards this qualifying-only race for 5 years, after all. 

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Microsoft Azure Research Award

We are grateful to Microsoft for supporting our work with a Microsoft Azure Research Award, which provides us the equivalent of $20,000 in Azure computing services. The award will help us study new fog-specific computing program decompositions and performance-costs tradeoffs … Continue reading

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Improv Training Helps to Enjoy The Randomness of Public Speaking

Now living in a lush quiet suburban New Jersey Princeton area, I miss exactly two things about New York City: the food scene and my improv classes. If I move to a big city yet again, improv training will be … Continue reading

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Lesser-known Differences between Academia and Industry

The Chronicle recently published an interesting opinion piece that mentions several aspects of working in academia that may not be as evident as commonly discussed ones. Having worked in industry and academia, I appreciated the commentary. There are indeed relatively … Continue reading

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2016 IEEE Communications Society Young Author Best Paper Award

Aya Wallwater, Gil Zussman, and myself received the 2016 IEEE Communications Society Young Author Best Paper Award at the 2016 IEEE GLOBECOM earlier this week, for our paper on measurements and algorithms for networks of energy harvesting nodes that appeared … Continue reading

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How Slow is a Pebble Watch?

Just as a I started considering using Pebble Watches as a low-power IoT platform for my experiments with fog computing, Pebble announced that the watches will not be manufactured anymore. Pebble is sold to Fitbit; independent operation of Pebble stops. … Continue reading

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Shelved Project Ara: Would Have Made a Great Research Project

Google’s project Ara, aimed at creating a smart phone consisting of easily interchanged modules, is officially shelved. Ara should have been a research project, and not a productization attempt. As a product, it was always questionable: it’s hard to figure out what … Continue reading

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My Favorite Collection: Countries and States Ran, v. July 2016

As of July 2016, the totals of places where I went running and ran at least one mile include: Countries: 12 out of 196 Canadian provinces and territories: 3 out of 13 US states: 30 out of 50 The recent … Continue reading

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Pain Of Not Doing A Planned Race, or Woes of a DNS

The wisdom of racing is that finishing dead last (DFL) is better than not finishing (DNF), and not finishing is better than not starting (DNS). DFL < DNF < DNS. Well, T-shirt wisdom aside, sometimes you gotta take the annoying … Continue reading

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Work-Wearables: Next Step in Major Wearable Technology Deployments?

New Zealand Herald has an interesting opinion piece on the promise of wearable tech in work-wearables. The author makes several good points about why work wearables look like a promising area: work wearables have more reasons to be wearable, their … Continue reading

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