Ericsson Names Ph.D. Fellow at Carnegie Mellon in Silicon Valley-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Ericsson Names Ph.D. Fellow at Carnegie Mellon in Silicon Valley

Ericsson Silicon Valley has named Ph.D. student, Senaka Buthpitiya, as fellow at Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley campus, in association with the CyLab Mobility Research Center. Mr. Buthpitiya will receive this appointment for the academic year and as Ericsson Fellow, he will focus on mobile computing.

Buthpitiya, whose research area is in the development of a new context toolkit for mobile devices and telecom infrastructure, says, “It is an honor to be awarded a fellowship from Ericsson, a technological giant in my research area. Having access to the knowledge, experience, and resources of such an organization will help me immensely with my research.” As Ericsson fellow, Buthpitiya will have access to the Ericsson research project groups and access to its lab. He will work under the mentorship of a corporate advisor who will guide his research through the industry’s best practices.

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Martin Griss, Silicon Valley Campus Director and co-founder of the CyLab Mobility Research Center, sees the collaboration with Ericsson as the fusing point between Carnegie Mellon’s academic achievements and its local industry neighbors. “Ericsson is one of the leaders in the mobile device and infrastructure industry, and we are excited to be working even more closely with them. Having Ericsson’s input in our research will benefit the long-term goals of our CyLab Mobility Research Center as well as other research areas,” said Griss.

Ericsson Silicon Valley has been collaborating with Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley since 2008, providing practicum projects and internships for master’s students. The Ericsson Fellowship will support student and faculty research in the area of context-aware mobile systems. Martin Svensson, Open Application Environment Manager at Ericsson Research, points that Carnegie Mellon and Ericsson Research are establishing a mutually beneficial relationship: “Our goal is to launch a collaborative platform and understanding between academics and real-world applications, we look forward to expanding our partnership with Carnegie Mellon and CyLab by providing these opportunities to their talent pool.”

(pictured: Martin Griss, Senaka Buthpitiya, and Martin Svensson)