- IEEE Internet Award
Deborah Estrin’s innovative ideas and leadership have combined to realize powerful new ways of adapting the Internet to applications of great importance to modern society. Estrin helped design the replacement of the Internet’s original global routing protocol and also championed multicast protocols, which support aggregate communication among a collection of hosts compared to traditional point-to-point communication. She was the founding director of the National Science Foundation’s Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS), which pioneered the development of mobile and wireless systems to collect and analyze real-time data about the physical world and the people who occupy it. She then applied this participatory sensing technology to improving health outcomes as the undisputed thought leader in mobile health (mHealth) applications.
An IEEE Fellow, Estrin is a professor of Computer Science at Cornell Tech, New York, NY, USA.