Portrait of Victor Bahl

Victor Bahl

Distinguished Scientist, Director Mobility & Networking Research

Awards

Public Recognition – Awards & Honors

  • ACM DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD 2019, (Video) Association of Computing Machinery; Citation: “For significant and lasting service to the broad community of mobile computing and wireless networking, and for building strong linkages between academia,industry, and government agencies” (April 2019)
  • INFOCOM ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2019, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; Citation: “For contributions to dynamic spectrum access and wireless LAN technologies” (April 2019)
  • COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER 2018, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, University of Buffalo, Amherst (May 2018)
  • IEEE KOJI KOBAYASHI COMPUTER & COMMUNICATIONS AWARD 2018, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; Citation: “For contributions to broadband wireless systems” (April 2018)
  • ACM SIGMOBILE TEST OF TIME AWARD 2018, Association of Computing Machinery; Citation: Wake on Wireless pioneered the systematic use of multiple radios to separating data and control channels in a battery-constrained device thus minimizing the overall energy consumption. The approach is now used commonly in today’s mobile devices. Additionally, the rigorous experimental approach had a significant impact on the research methodology in mobile computing community. (March 2018)
  • DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD 2017, University of Buffalo, New York. Honoring alumni with international distinction who have translated their UB experience into distinguished achievement in public, business or professional realms.
  • MICROSOFT HACKATHON GRAND PRIZE 2017, Microsoft Corporation; Project: “Secret” (August 2017) ((4,750 projects from 400+ cities, 75+ countries submitted))
  • ACM SIGMOBILE TEST OF TIME AWARD 2016, Association of Computing Machinery; Citation: RADAR was a pioneering system for locating and tracking mobile devices using wireless LAN technology. It anticipated not only the Wi-Fi-based indoor localization solutions widely used by our mobile devices today, but also the growing interest in exploiting wireless infrastructure for goals beyond communications. (March 2016)
  • SIGMOBILE OUTSTANDING (Lifetime) CONTRIBUTIONS AWARD 2013, Association of Computing Machinery. Citation: For pioneering contributions to wireless Internet broadband technologies, and for inspirational leadership of the mobile computing community. (April 2013)
  • IEEE REGION 6 OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AWARD, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (November 2013)
  • ACM MobiSys 2013 BEST PAPER AWARD, Energy Characterization and Optimization of Image Sensing Toward Continuous Mobile Vision (June 2013)
  • DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD 2012, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Honoring alumni with international distinction who have translated their UMass Amherst experience into distinguished achievement in public, business or professional realms.(April 2012)
  • FCC OPEN INTERNET APPLICATION AWARD, FCC Open Internet App. Challenge 2011</li
  • FCC PEOPLE CHOICE APPLICATION AWARD, FCC Open Internet App. Challenge 2011
  • AAAS FELLOW, for distinguished contributions to the field of mobile and wireless systems and services, and for passionate visionary leadership of the mobile computing community (December 2010)
  • IEEE Region 6 OUTSTANDING ENGINEER AWARD, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (September 2010)
  • SIGCOMM 2009 BEST PAPER AWARD, White Space Networking with Wi-Fi like Connectivity (August 2009)
  • CoNext 2008 BEST PAPER AWARD, Opportunistic Use of Client Repeaters to Improve Performance of WLANs (December 2008)
  • IEEE FELLOW, for contributions to the design of wireless networks and systems and leadership in mobile computing and communications, (January 2008)
  • DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER, Association of Computing Machinery (2007-10)
  • DISTINGUISHED ACM LECTURER (2007-10), IEEE Communications Society
  • ACM FELLOW, for contributions to wireless communication systems, and leadership in the mobile computing and communications community, (November 2003)
  • SIGMOBILE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD, Citation: for passion about and effectiveness in advancing the interests of ACM SIGMOBILE and its conferences, (July 2001)
  • Digital Equipment Corporation’s (now Hewlett Packard) Doctoral Engineering Fellowship Award, (March 1994)