Engineering’s Knightly named ACM fellow


Edward Knightly, the Sheafor-Lindsay Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and department chair, has been named a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for 2017.

Edward KnightlyOnly 1 percent of ACM members are chosen as fellows for their “outstanding accomplishments in computing and information technology.” The organization has more than 100,000 members.

Knightly earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer sciences from the University of California at Berkeley in 1996 and joined the Rice faculty that same year. He became a full professor in 2006, department chair in 2014 and the Sheafor-Lindsay Professor earlier this year.

His research focuses on mobile and wireless networks, emphasizing design, performance evaluation and at-scale field trials. As director of the Rice Networks Group, he helped pioneer the deployment, operation and management of a large-scale wireless network in a Houston under-resourced community. Technology For All Wireless has served more than 4,000 users in several square miles and employs custom-built programmable and observable access points.

Knightly is also an IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) fellow, a Sloan fellow and a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. He received best paper awards from the ACM MobiCom, ACM MobiHoc, IEEE SECON, and the IEEE Workshop on Cognitive Radio Architectures for Broadband. He serves as an editor-at-large for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking and on the IMDEA Networks Scientific Council.

The formal induction ceremony will take place at the ACM Awards Banquet June 23 in San Francisco.

–Patrick Kurp is a science writer in the George R. Brown School of Engineering.


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