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Innovations In Networking Awards

Innovations in Networking Awards are presented each year by CENIC to highlight the exemplary innovations that leverage ultra-high bandwidth networking, particularly where those innovations have the potential to transform the ways in which instruction and research are conducted or where they further the deployment of broadband in underserved areas.  Read more about our 2017 awardees here. >

The Awardees for 2017 are:
 

Stuart Lynn
Founders Award

Christina DiCaro and Michael Dillon
Innovations in Networking Award for Broadband Applications

Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) and Steven Huter, Director of NSRC
Innovations in Networking Award for Broadband Applications

Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) and Wendy Huntoon, Marla Meehl, Katherine Mace, Lauren Rotman, and Jason Zurawski
Innovations in Networking Award for Experimental Applications

California Community Colleges Technology Center and Tim Calhoon, Lou Delzompo, Patricia Donohue, Roberto Fuentes, and Jeff Holden
Innovations in Networking Award for Educational Applications

Tom DeFanti
Innovations in Networking Award for Outstanding Individual Contributions

Wide-Area Visualization Environment (WAVE) system at UC Merced and Greg Dawe, Rachel Hadley, Nicola Lercari, and Jeffrey Weekley
Innovations in Networking Award for Research 

Sunesys
Innovations in Networking Award for Corporate Partnership

 

 

2016 Award Winners
 

Dr. Christine M. Haska
Innovations in Networking Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution

Luis Herrera 
The Mix at SFPL
Innovations in Networking Award for Educational Applications

Rodger Hess
Innovations in Networking Award for Outstanding Technical Contributions

Thomas E. Levy
The Levantine and Cyber-Archeology Lab at UC San Diego
Innovations in Networking Award for Research Applications

Matthew R. Rantanen
Tribal Digital Village Network
Innovations in Networking Award for Broadband Applications

Mark Ronaldson & Koby Kumasaka 
CISCO - State, Local, and Education (SLED) Western Operation Team
Innovations in Networking Award - Corporate Partner

PRP-Team:
Innovations in Networking Award for Experimental Applications

Larry Smarr
Camille Crittenden
Tom DeFanti
Frank Würthwein
Phil Papadopoulos
John Graham
Eli Dart
John Hess

 

2015 Award winners
 

Educational Applications: SFJAZZ: Mount V. Allen and Team

Gigabit/Broadband Applications: 
Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla
CA Department of Finance Director Michael Cohen
CA State Superintendent Tom Torlakson

High-Performance Research Applications:
ESnet 100-Gigabit SDN Testbed

Corporate Partner: AT&T Government/Education West: Chris Congo and Team

Outstanding Individual Contribution: John Haskins, UC Santa Cruz

 

2014 Award winners


Educational Applications: Technology Resources and Internet Literacy (TRAIL): JobScout

Gigabit/Broadband Applications: Connie Stewart and the California Center for Rural Policy at HSU

High-Performance Research Applications: Exploratorium Bay Observatory Wired Pier

Experimental/Developmental Applications: Trojan Express Network (TEN-II)

Outstanding Individual Contribution: Jim Dolgonas

 

2013 Award Winners

 

Educational Applications: iLabs: the Remote Online Lab Network at Northwestern University

Gigabit/Broadband Applications: Sunne Wright McPeak and the California Emerging Technology Fund

High-Performance Research Applications: The University of California, Santa Cruz Cancer Genomics Hub (CGHub)

Experimental/Developmental Applications: Project ADAMANT

Outstanding Individual Contribution: Ken Lindahl

 

2012 Award Winners  

 

Educational Applications: NPS/DLIFLC Academic Network Partnership

Gigabit/Broadband Applications: Senator Alex Padilla

High-Performance Research Applications: Enhancing Mexican/American Research Collaborations

Experimental/Developmental Applications: Digital Cinema Microscopy

Outstanding Individual Contribution: Catherine McKenzie

 

2011 Award Winners  

 

Educational Applications: Virtual Computing Lab Initiative

Gigabit/Broadband Applications: Digital 395 Project

High-Performance Research Applications: Tele-Immersion for Physicians

Experimental/Developmental Applications: CineGrid@Disney

Outstanding Individual Contribution: Greg Scott

 

2010 Award Winners
 

Educational Applications: eTranscript California

Gigabit/Broadband Applications: Rachelle Chong, California Advanced Services Fund

High-Performance Research Applications: Enhancing Student Exchange Experiences with High Definition Video Conference

Experimental/Developmental Applications: Scalable Energy-Efficient Datacenters (SEED)

Outstanding Individual Contribution: Tom West

 

2009 Award Winners
 

Innovation Award for Educational Applications: Alternate Endings

Innovation Award for High-Performance Research Applications: iWarp-Based Remote Interactive Scientific Visualization

Innovation Award for Experimental/Developmental Applications: Project GreenLight

Innovation Award for Gigabit/Broadband Applications: Redwood Coast Connect

Outstanding Individual Contribution Award: Russ Hobby

 

2008 Award Winners

 

Innovation Award for Educational Applications: CAHSEE: Stepping into your future

Innovation Award for High-Performance Research Applications: Pac-10 Internet Video Exchange Project

Innovation Award for Experimental/Developmental Applications: CineGrid

Innovation Award for Experimental/Developmental Applications: UltraLight

Innovation Award for Gigabit/Broadband Applications: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's CA Broadband Task Force

Outstanding Individual Contribution Award: Jerry Keith

 

2007 Award Winners 

 

Innovation Award for Educational Applications: EduStream.org

Innovation Award for Gigabit/Broadband Applications: Connecting Coachella Valley to the World

Innovation Award for Gigabit/Broadband Applications: The Kings County Last Mile Project

Innovation Award for High-Performance Research Applications: iAnatomy

Outstanding Individual Contribution Award: Jack McCredie

 

2006 Award Winners 

 

Outstanding Individual Contribution: David Wasley

Educational Applications: Acme Animation

High-Performance Applications: MonALISA

Gigabit/Broadband Applications: Loma Linda Connected Community Program

Experimental/Developmental Applications:  iGrid 2005