Deborah Estrin

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Deborah Estrin
Born Deborah Lynn Estrin
(1959-12-06) December 6, 1959 (age 59)
Residence New York, NY
Citizenship United States
Fields Computer Science
Institutions Cornell Tech
Alma mater U.C. Berkeley, MIT
Doctoral advisor Jerome H. Saltzer
Doctoral students Chalermek Intanagonwiwat
Known for mobile health, small data, networked sensing

Deborah Estrin is a Professor of Computer Science at Cornell Tech. She is co-founder of the non-profit Open mHealth and gave a TEDMED talk on small data in 2013.

Deborah was previously a Professor of Computer Science and the founding director of the NSF-funded Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS) at UCLA.

In 2003, Popular Science named her one of their "Brilliant 10" for that year.[1]

In 2007, Estrin was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 2009 was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering. She is a fellow of the ACM and the IEEE.[2]

Deborah Estrin received the degree honoris causa from EPFL in 2008 during the master ceremony.[3] She also received an honorary doctorate degree from Uppsala University, Sweden in 2011.[4]

In 2012, Cornell Tech announced Estrin as the first academic hire to the high-tech campus in New York City. [5]

She is the daughter of the late Gerald Estrin, also a UCLA Computer Science professor, and of the late Thelma Estrin, a pioneering engineer and computer scientist also at UCLA. She is the sister of Judy Estrin.


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  1. PopSci's 2nd Annual Brilliant 10 | Popular Science
  2. Estrin, Deborah
  3. Magistrale 2008
  4. Doctor Honoris Causa Presentation, Uppsala University
  5. Cornell Chronicle
  6. Fuller, Brian (18 October 2005). "Perlman, Samuelson, Tsao, honored for innovations". EETimes. UBM Electronics. Retrieved 29 June 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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