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ECE team among IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference app contest prize winners

Harihara Varma IndukuriCan Emre KoksalA team from The Ohio State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering was among winners of the 2016 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference held this month in Columbus. 

MS student Harihara Varma Indukuri and professor Can Emre Koksal won third prize and $1,000 in a competition to create an app designed to advance innovation in vehicular networking and communication systems. It was the first time the app contest took place during the larger conference. The contest aims at novel mobile applications associated with autonomous vehicles, transport vehicles, passenger cars, and even two-wheeled vehicles.

The work of the ECE team, entitled "Replacing Cables in Cars: Silent Multi Audio and Data Broadcasting Without Wireless RF Transmissions," was chosen among the top winners. 

The paper was written with assistance from ECE MS students Xingchi Su, Haozhou Wu and undergraduate student Almostafa Gashgsah.

Mobile and wearable technologies are undergoing massive growth and the Internet-of-Things (IoT) is expected to drive network traffic to unprecedented levels. The challenge of interacting with automated (and connected) vehicles is also creating opportunities for the further development of mobile and wearable technologies.

Contest judges included Onur Altintas, Toyota InfoTechnology Center, USA;
Mate Boban, Huawei European Research Center, Germany; Emiliano Miluzzo, Driversiti, Inc., USA; and Hsin-Mu (Michael) Tsai, National Taiwan University, Taiwan.

Indukuri is a Graduate Research Assistant for the Information Processing Systems Lab at Ohio State.