Minyoung Kim, a CECS graduate student pursuing a PhD in Computer Science, received two awards – “Best System Architecture Award” and “Best Overall Idea Award” – at the 2007 IEEE Real Time Systems Symposium (RTSS) PhD Forum held in Tucson, AZ. The RTSS PhD Forum, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, is designed to discuss innovative research challenges and application ideas in deeply embedded real-time computing systems, encourage student involvement in new research directions, and reward the most innovative student ideas in an exciting emerging research field.

In this regard, it is notable that Minyoung Kim received two awards out of 30 PhD participants, who were in turn selected from a field of international applicants for this prestigious forum. Kim’s research focuses on power-aware distributed embedded systems, formal methods and multimedia systems. She is co-advised by CS Professors Nikil Dutt and Nalini Venkatasubramanian.

Photographs of Kim’s awards can be viewed at the xTune project web site: http://xtune.ics.uci.edu