Nick Feamster: Recipient of the 2010 SIGCOMM Rising Star Award

November 11, 2010

Assistant Professor Nick Feamster (Computer Science) has been awarded the 2010 SIGCOMM Rising Star
Award recognizing his outstanding research contributions to the field of
communication networks.

Every year, ACM SIGCOMM presents the Rising Star Award to
recognize young researchers—individuals no older than 35—for their work in communication
networks in the early part of their career. The nominees are evaluated on the
depth, impact and novelty of their research. Also of particular interest are
strong research contributions made independently from the nominee's Ph.D.

Feamster currently leads the Network Operations and Internet
Security (NOISE) Lab at Georgia Tech. His
research focuses on developing tools, techniques and protocols to improve the
availability and performance of communications networks. The primary goal of
his research is to help network operators run their networks better, and to
enable users of these networks to experience high availability and good
end-to-end performance.