Archive for the ‘award’ Category

UCL MobiSys member to be one of the 2009 Anita Borg Scholars

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Congrats to Elisa who has been selected as one of the 2009 Anita Borg Scholars!

Juniper Future Mobile Awards

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

This year’s Juniper Future Mobile Awards are given to:

  • ShoZu (UK-based) (upload Flickr albums, Facebook pages and personal blogs via picture messaging/MMS)
  • (social network for mobile users)
  • Jumptap (mobile search)
  • Celltick (it allows companies to buy space on your mobile phone’s idle screen).
  • Greystripe (advertising network for mobile games – it  compensates developers for every time their games are played, not just for when those games are initially sold).

Turn Ideas into Money

Monday, March 17th, 2008

As the GroupLens research blog is reporting, MyStrands have announced a $100,000 investment for the winner of the recommender startup competition. The winners will be announced at RecSys 2008. On a side note, any UCL-ers interested in entrepreneurship might also be interested in this course run by the UCL graduate school.

Update: it seems that tapping into any wisdom hidden in the masses is the new source of ideas (crowdsourcing): don’t come up with ideas, just make a means for the ideas to come to you. A new competition is adding its name to the Netflix prize, this previous post on evaluating algorithms with the masses, and the above competition: semantihacker is offerring $1 million to anyone who can put their semantic-analysis engine to good use!

Call for PhD thesis on Trust Management

Friday, December 21st, 2007

ERCIM STM WG launched an award for the best Ph.D. Thesis on Security and Trust Management (discussed in 2007) (pdf, doc)