Fadel Adib received the prestigious ACM SIGMOBILE Rockstar Award for 2022, given to one young researcher each year in the field of mobile computing and networking. Professor Adib, who leads the MIT Media Lab’s Signal Kinetics group, is being recognized for his innovative contributions to wireless sensing and for networking advances in challenging environments such as underwater and body-area networks.
Professor Adib joined the MIT faculty in 2016. He founded the Signal Kinetics group, which invents, builds, and deploys wireless and sensor technologies to address complex problems in society, industry, and ecology. He is currently the Doherty Chair of Ocean Utilization at MIT and holds joint appointments in the Media Arts and Sciences Program and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. His team’s work focuses on bringing wireless capabilities to extreme domains like the ocean and the human body and enabling new applications that are infeasible using today’s technologies. His team's research extends beyond communication and networking to enabling novel micro-sensing, powering, and perception tasks. These capabilities aim at helping address major societal challenges in health care, climate change, and automation.