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Richard West and Gabriel Parmer win honors for computer science research

Richard West, above, and student Gabriel Parmer, won honors for their research in computer science.

Assistant Professor of computer science Richard West and doctoral student Gabriel Parmer (GRS’08) were recently awarded the top prize for a paper at the 12th annual Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium, held on April 4-7 in San Jose, Calif.

Judges looked for papers “describing significant contributions both to state of the art and state of the practice in embedded and open real-time systems and computing.”

West and Parmer’s paper, “Application Specific Service Technologies for Commodity Operating Systems in Real-Time Environments,” was presented at the symposium’s opening ceremony, and will be included in an upcoming issue of the ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems.

West and parmer’s recent research efforts focus on application- specific service technologies for low-cost operating systems and hardware. "This eliminates the need for proprietary hardware and software, and the associated costs of maintenance and development," West says.