to be announced at the MSWiM 2020 Conference Banquet Dinner.

The RISING STAR Researcher Award

The MSWIM main Conference has initiated the RISING STAR award in 2020 to be given each year to a YOUNG researcher at the early stage of his/her career (within the first 5 years of their academic career) in recognition of his/her exceptional scientific contributions to the field of wireless communication and networking, and mobile systems. The candidate must have a reasonable set of publications accepted MSWiM Conference. The selection committee is composed by the Steering Committee, as well as the MSWiM General and Technical Program Chairs of current year. The award is presented to the winner at the Conference Banquet for that specific year.

Past Award Recipients

2019 - Dr. Rodolfo W. L. Coutinho for his outstanding contributions to Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks .
Dr. Rodolfo W. L. Coutinho is an Assistant Professor at the Concordia University, Canada. He was formerly a research associate at the University of Ottawa. He received a joint Ph.D. degree in computer science in 2017 from the University of Ottawa, Canada, and the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil. He has received the 2018 Pierre Laberge Prize, for the Best Doctoral Thesis in the Science and Engineering at the University of Ottawa and the 2018 CAPES Award for the Best Thesis in the area of Computer Science in Brazil. He is also the recipient of the 2018 UFMG Best Thesis Award in Exact and Earth Science, and Engineering, the 2018 Best Thesis Award of the Brazilian Computer Society and the 2018 Best Thesis Award of the Brazilian Computer Networks and Distributed Systems Interest Group. He also received the Best Paper Award in IEEE GLOBECOM 2020 and IEEE MASCOTS 2014. He has served as TPC Co-Chair for the ACM MobiWac 2020, and ACM DIVANET 2017. He is serving as the ICC 2020-AHSN Symposium Co-Chair. His research interests include Internet of Things, Internet of Underwater Things, vehicular information-centric networking, wireless ad hoc networking and mobile computing. .