Augustin Chaintreau Wins 2013 SIGMETRICS Rising Star Researcher Award

ACM SIGMETRICS is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Augustin Chaintreau of Columbia University as the recipient of the 2013 ACM SIGMETRICS Rising Star Researcher Award in recognition of his significant contributions to the analysis of emerging distributed digital and social networking systems.

Dr. Chaintreau is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. His research, by experience in industry, is centered on real world impact and emerging computing trends, while his training, in mathematics and theoretical computer science, is focused on guiding principles. He designed and proved the first reliable, scalable and network-fair multicast architecture while working at IBM during his Ph.D. He conducted the first measurement experience of human mobility, studying how contacts deliver information within a group, while working for Intel. His work while at Technicolor (formerly, Thomson) showed that opportunistic caching in mobile networks can optimally take advantage of social properties. His current research focuses on the personal data we produce, the social networks on which they transit, and the revenue they generate, to reconcile our privacy with progress.

An ex student of the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, he earned a Ph.D in mathematics and computer science in 2006, and shared multiple best paper awards with his co-authors for their work. He has been an active member of the networking research community, serving in the program commitees of ACM SIGMETRICS, ACM SIGCOMM, ACM MobiCom, ACM WSDM, ACM WWW, ACM CoNEXT, ACM IMC, ACM MobiHoc, IEEE Infocom, and organized student shadow PCs for ACM CoNEXT and SIGMETRICS, as well as travel grants. He is also currently an editor for IEEE TMC, ACM SIGCOMM CCR, ACM SIGMOBILE MC2R.

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