Sepideh Pourazarm Wins ENG Societal Impact Dissertation Award and SE Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award

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Congratulations to Sepideh Pourazarm for winning the ENG Societal Impact Dissertation Award and the SE Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award!

ENG Societal Impact Dissertation Award
Sepideh Pourazarm (SE, PhD, 2017)
Advisor: Professor Christos Cassandras
Control and Optimization Approaches for Energy-Limited Systems: Applications to Wireless Sensor Networks and Battery-Powered Vehicles”

SE Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Awards
Sepideh Pourazarm (SE, PhD, 2017)
Advisors: Professor Christos Cassandras
“Control and Optimization Approaches for Energy-Limited Systems: Applications to Wireless Sensor Networks and Battery-Powered Vehicles”
For sensor networks, the thesis solves the problem of routing for the purpose of maximizing the “network lifetime”, a non-traditional performance measure critical in wireless settings. For transportation systems with energy-limited vehicles, the thesis makes use of actual “big data” from the Boston area traffic network to solve the problem of optimal routing in conjunction with optimal recharging.