Deborah Estrin, Professor of Computer Science at Cornell Tech and Professor of Public Health at Weill Cornell, has been named the 2017 IEEE Internet Award Recipient. Sponsored by the Nokia Corporation, the award is given for exceptional contributions to the advancement of Internet technology. Specifically, Estrin was selected for “formative contributions and thought leadership in Internet routing and in mobile sensing techniques and applications, from environmental monitoring to personal and community health.” IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.
Estrin is the founder of Health Tech Hub and directs the Small Data Lab at Cornell Tech, which develops new personal data APIs and applications for individuals to harvest the small data traces they generate daily. She is the co-founder of the non-profit startup, Open mHealth.