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Visit of Professor Tracy Camp on Friday May 10th

UPC will be hosting Prof. Tracy Camp, a renown professor in the wireless networks area, next Friday (May 10th).

She is one of the ACM's Distinguished Speakers (  She will be giving two talks, the details of which are provided below.  There will be also one meeting to share experiences and hear numerous anecdotes about women in engineering. She is a member of several organizations Women in Computing, conferences, and has written articles on various problems that women face in the world of engineering ( tcamp~/women.html) .

The event will be held in the Aula Master of Campus Nord.

The Agenda is the following:


  • 10:00-11:00. Talk 1
What I know now... that I wish I knew then
  • 11:30-12:30: Meeting
Women in Engineering.
  • Tracy suggests that women engineers at the UPC (teachers and other researchers) share experiences and hear numerous and funny anecdotes. Men also are invited.

  • 14:30-15:30:  Talk 2
Implementing a wireless geophysical sensor network,

Tracy Camp Bio:

Tracy Camp is a Full Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Colorado School of Mines. She is the Founder and Director of the Toilers (, an active ad hoc networks research group. Her current research interests include the credibility of ad hoc network simulation studies and the use of wireless sensor networks in geosystems. Dr. Camp has received over 20 grants from the National Science Foundation, including a prestigious NSF CAREER award. In total, her projects have received over $20 million dollars in external funding. This funding has produced 12 software packages that have been requested from (and shared with) more than 3000 researchers in 86 countries (as of October 2012). Dr. Camp has published over 80 refereed articles and 12 invited articles, and these articles have been cited almost 4,000 times (per Microsoft Academic Search) and over 7,000 times (per Google Scholar) as of December 2012. As of December 2012, Dr. Camp’s h-index (Hirsch number) is 23 (per Google Scholar); in other words, according to Google Scholar, Dr. Camp has at least 23 articles with 23 or more citations.


Dr. Camp is an ACM Fellow, an ACM Distinguished Lecturer, and an IEEE Senior Member. She has enjoyed being a Fulbright Scholar in New Zealand (in 2006), a Distinguished Visitor at the University of Bonn in Germany (in 2010), and a keynote presenter at several venues, e.g., at the 7th International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP 2011) in Adelaide, Australia, and the 3rd International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques (SIMUTools 2010) in Malaga, Spain. In December 2007, Dr. Camp received the Board of Trustees Outstanding Faculty Award at the Colorado School of Mines; this award was only given five times between 1998-2007.

Dr. Camp currently co-chairs the Computing Research Association's Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W). CRA-W is "an action oriented organization dedicated to increasing the number of women participating in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) research and education at all levels". In her role as Co-Chair, Dr. Camp co-leads the CRA-W's Steering Committee. Dr. Camp was also the elected Treasurer of ACM's Special Interest Group on Mobile Computing (SIGMOBILE) from 2005-2009. She served as the co-chair of ACM's Committee on Women in Computing from 1998-2002. She was honored to be the General Chair of the 2010 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.