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Josiah Hester

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Contact

2145 Sheridan Road
Tech L477
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

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Departments

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


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Education

Ph.D. Computer Science, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

B.S. Computer Science, Clemson University, Clemson, SC


Research Interests

I'm interested in (1) designing, building, and deploying trillions of tiny energy harvesting computers that run for decades, supporting global scale applications ranging from healthcare to space exploration, wildlife tracking to horticulture. (2) building fully integrated systems that support positive health outcomes through long term monitoring, intervention development, provider care, or human studies support.  

My research investigates how we can make this possible. I explore and develop new hardware designs, software techniques, tools, and programming abstractions so that developers can easily design, debug, and deploy intricate sensing systems (often energy harvesting and battery-free) that work in spite of frequent power failures, constrained resources, and unpredictable unpredictable human or environmental behaviors. 


Selected Publications

    Kasim Yildirim, Amjad Majid, Dimitris Patoukas, Koen Schaper, Przemyslaw Pawelczak, Josiah Hester. InK: Reactive Kernel for Tiny Batteryless Sensors. 16th ACM Conference on Embedded Network Sensor Systems (SenSys '18)

    Taylor Hardin, Ryan Scott, Patrick Proctor, Josiah Hester, Jacob Sorber, David Kotz. Application Memory Isolation on Ultra-Low-Power MCUs. 2018 USENIX Annual Technical Conference (USENIX ATC’18)

    Josiah Hester, Jacob Sorber. New Directions: The Future of Sensing is Batteryless, Intermittent, and Awesome. 15th ACM Conference on Embedded Network Sensor Systems (SenSys '17)

    Josiah Hester, Jacob Sorber. Flicker: Rapid Prototyping for the Batteryless Internet-of-Things. 15th ACM Conference on Embedded Network Sensor Systems (SenSys '17)

    Josiah Hester, Kevin Storer, Jacob Sorber. Timely Execution on Intermittently Powered Batteryless Sensors. 15th ACM Conference on Embedded Network Sensor Systems (SenSys '17)

    Josiah Hester, Travis Peters, Tianlong Yun, Ronald Peterson, Joseph Skinner, Bhargav Golla, Kevin Storer, Steven Hearndon, Kevin Freeman, Sarah Lord, Ryan Halter, David Kotz, Jacob Sorber. Amulet: An Energy-Efficient, Multi-Application Wearable Platform. 14th ACM Conference on Embedded Network Sensor Systems (SenSys '16)

    Josiah Hester, Lanny Sitanayah, Jacob Sorber. Tragedy of the Coulombs: Federating Energy Storage for Tiny, Intermittently-Powered Sensors. 13th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys '15)

    Josiah Hester, Timothy Scott, Jacob Sorber. Ekho: Realistic and Repeatable Experimentation for Tiny Energy-harvesting Sensors *(BEST PAPER). 12th ACM Conference on Embedded Network Sensor Systems (SenSys '14)