Deborah Estrin is a Professor of computer science at UCLA and Director of the Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS), a newly awarded National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center. She received her Ph.D. degree in computer science from the MIT (1985) and was on the faculty of Computer Science at USC from 1986 through mid-2000, where she received the National Science Foundation, Presidential Young Investigator Award for her research in network interconnection and security (1987). During the subsequent 10 years her research focused on the design of network and routing protocols for very large, global networks. Estrin has been instrumental in defining the national research agenda for wireless sensor networks, first chairing a 1998 DARPA ISAT study and then a 2001 NRC study; the latter culminated in an NRC publication—Embedded Everywhere: A Research Agenda for Networked System of Embedded Computers. Estrin's research group develops algorithms and systems to support rapidly-deployable and robustly operating networks of many thousands of physically embedded devices. She is particularly interested in applications to environmental monitoring. Estrin has served on numerous program committees and editorial boards, including SIGCOMM, Mobicom, SOSP, and ACM/IEEE Transactions on Networks. She is a Fellow of the ACM and the AAAS.
Biography Updated on 30 March 2003