Category Archives: Achievement

2017 IEEE Fog World Congress

IEEE Fog World Congress was a blast. It takes a lot to put together an inaugural conference on a new topic — the organizing committee did a great job putting the event together. Moderating the Fog and Edge from the Practitioners’ … Continue reading

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Running collection v Nov’2018

This year I have been fortunate to be able to add 4 new states to the collection of the states where I ran at least a mile: Georgia, Nebraska, Iowa, and Indiana. With the addition of Sweden and Denmark to … Continue reading

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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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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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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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I Wish I Could Dance: Science Magazine Dance Your PhD Contest

Science Magazine announced its 9th annual Dance Your PhD Contest — a competition for best explaining your PhD research in an interpretive dance.

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What Is Harder: An Ironman Or A PhD?

I recently ran across a curious question on Quora: what is harder, completing a PhD or completing a marathon (a 26.2 mile run)? Having done both [ PhD, races ] , hands-down, the answer is the PhD – there is … Continue reading

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Ironman Triathlon

I did it! The face of a person at the finish line of their first Ironman: I found the Ironman different from all the races I’ve done before.  After ~20 major races and more than 50 races in total, I … Continue reading

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50 Races Completed: Reflections

As of this weekend, I have finished a total of 50 races. My first race was a May 2009 Jersey City 10K run. My 50th race was a Harriman State Park olympic distance triathlon (1500m swim, 40km bike ride, 10K … Continue reading

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