TAJANA S. ROSING, PH.D.
PROFESSOR OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
John J. and Susan M. Fratamico
Research focus: My group focuses
on energy efficiency in all kinds of
systems, from sensor nodes to data
centers, transport networks and
Real-world impact: Longer battery
life for your smartphone is just one
example of the applications of my
research. My work involves optimizing
the battery life, communication and
storage of portable electronic devices,
including cell phones, laptops and
sensors. I also work on large systems;
for example, optimizing smart wireless
servers to maximize quality of service
while minimizing power consumption.
This research translates into
significant energy savings.
What does an endowed chair position
mean to you? The chair allows me
the freedom to focus on new and
challenging research questions
over the summer with my best and
brightest students. That kind of
freedom wouldn’t be possible without
the funding from the Fratamico chair.
Throughout history, whose chair
would you most want to sit in?
Marie Curie—she was amazing!