After taking second place in the NYC Media Lab Summit for their project AMuSe (Adaptive Multicast Services) system Columbia graduates continue to garner attention and support for their initiatives.
Most recently the AMuSe project, led by CIAN students Varun Gupta and Craig Gutterman and CIAN professor Dr. Gil Zussman, was selected to participate in the NYC Media Lab Combine program. Faculty and students composing nine teams were selected from 60 applicants from New York City universities. Each team initially received a grant of $25,000 for the project. After which they were matched with industry members. The AMuSe project is collaborating with Dr. Yigal Bejerano from Bell Labs to develop the system for multimedia content delivery via Wi-Fi to large groups.
At the close of the program each team will pitch their concept to the NYC Media Lab corporate members on April 8th.
Learn more about the project and the AMuSe system’s place in the NYC Media Lab Summit in the following articles.
Columbia Engineering Announcement
Wireless & Mobile Networking Lab Announcement
Congratulations to Atiyah Ahsan of Columbia University!
The National Science Foundation’s Perfect Pitch competition invites students from Engineering Research Centers around the nation to compete at the NSF Biennial Meeting. Essentially an elevator pitch, competitors must put forward a proposal dealing with their ERC’s research topics and the importance of their own research to its goals.
CIAN recently held an internal Perfect Pitch competition where CIAN faculty judges select the student to represent CIAN at the NSF Biennial Meeting in Arlington, VA. Students from Columbia, the University of Arizona, University of California San Diego, and Tuskegee University competed. The CIAN judges have selected Atiyah Ahsan of Columbia University to represent CIAN at the NSF Biennial Meeting.
CIAN-wide Perfect Pitch Winner
Atiyah Ahsan – Columbia University
Atiyah responded to her success in the CIAN-wide competition with the following statement:
“Having been a CIAN student for the past 4 years, I have had the opportunity to participate in various Innovation to Market workshops and a entrepreneurship class at Columbia Business School. I am looking forward to applying the knowledge from these experiences and representing CIAN nationally at the NSF Perfect Pitch competition.”
CIAN-wide competition participants