Nortel Networks Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Maria Gorlatova's research is focused on reaching the next level of adaptive intelligent behavior in Internet of Things systems and applications. This research involves the development of architectures, algorithms, and protocols for emerging pervasive systems. It crosses traditional discipline boundaries and requires thinking across multiple layers of system and protocol stacks.
Dr. Gorlatova earned her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, and her M.Sc. and B.Sc. (Summa Cum Laude) degrees in Electrical Engineering from University of Ottawa, Canada. She has several years of industry experience, where she had been affiliated with Telcordia Technologies, IBM, and D. E. Shaw Research. She came to Duke from Princeton University, where she held the positions of an Associate Research Scholar in the Electrical Engineering Department and an Associate Director of the Princeton EDGE Lab.
Dr. Gorlatova is a recipient of the Google Anita Borg USA Fellowship, Canadian Graduate Scholar CGS NSERC Fellowships, the Columbia University Presidential Fellowship, and the Columbia University Jury Award for Outstanding Achievement in Communications. She is a co-recipient of the ACM SenSys Best Student Demonstration Award, the IEEE Communications Society Young Author Best Paper Award, and the IEEE Communications Society Award for Advances in Communications.
Appointments and Affiliations
- Nortel Networks Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Assistant Professor of Computer Science
- Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
- Ph.D. Columbia University, 2013
- M.S. University of Ottawa (Canada), 2007
- B.S. University of Ottawa (Canada), 2004
Architectures, algorithms, and protocols for emerging mobile pervasive systems and the Internet of Things. Our work crosses traditional discipline boundaries and requires thinking across multiple layers of system and protocol stacks. We are focusing on breaking the barriers for technologies that enable fundamentally new deployments and experiences, such as energy harvesting, artificial intelligence adapted to the Internet of Things constraints, and augmented reality.
Awards, Honors, and Distinctions
- Best Research Artifact Award. IEEE IPSN. 2020
- N2 Women Rising Star. Networking Networking Women (N2Women). 2019
- Young Author Best Paper Award. IEEE Communications Society. 2016
- Jury Award for Outstanding Achievement in Communications. Columbia University Electrical Engineering Department. 2013
- Anita Borg USA Fellowship. Google. 2012
- Award for Advances in Communications. IEEE Communications Society. 2011
- Best Student Demonstration Award. ACM SenSys. 2011
- Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate CGS-D Scholarship. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Canada. 2008
- Presidential Fellowship. Columbia University. 2008
- COMPSCI 356: Computer Network Architecture
- COMPSCI 391: Independent Study
- COMPSCI 393: Research Independent Study
- COMPSCI 394: Research Independent Study
- COMPSCI 590: Advanced Topics in Computer Science
- ECE 356: Computer Network Architecture
- ECE 391: Projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering
- ECE 392: Projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering
- ECE 493: Projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering
- ECE 590: Advanced Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
- ECE 899: Special Readings in Electrical Engineering
In the News
- Augmented Reality, Fog, and Vision: Duke Professor Outlines Importance of Smart Architectures (Oct 2, 2018 | Network World)
- Maria Gorlatova: Creating an Intelligent Internet of Things (Sep 11, 2018 | Pratt School of Engineering)
- If Donald Trump Were Actually a Battery (May 18, 2017 | New Yorker)
- The OpenFog Reference Architecture: A Baseline for Interoperability in the IIoT Cloud-to-things Continuum (Mar 6, 2017 | Embedded Computing Design)
- The Internet of You (May 20, 2014 | MIT Technology Review)
- Lan, G; Imani, MF; Liu, Z; Manjarres, J; Hu, W; Lan, AS; Smith, DR; Gorlatova, M, MetaSense: Boosting RF Sensing Accuracy Using Dynamic Metasurface Antenna, Ieee Internet of Things Journal, vol 8 no. 18 (2021), pp. 14110-14126 [10.1109/JIOT.2021.3070225] [abs].
- Scargill, T; Hurli, S; Chen, J; Gorlatova, M, Will it Move?: Indoor Scene Characterization for Hologram Stability in Mobile AR, Hotmobile 2021 Proceedings of the 22nd International Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications (2021), pp. 173-175 [10.1145/3446382.3449026] [abs].
- Manjarres, J; Lan, G; Gorlatova, M; Hassan, M; Pardo, M, Enhancing Kinetic Energy Harvesting-based Human Activity Recognition with Deep Learning and Data Augmentation, Ieee Internet of Things Journal (2021) [10.1109/JIOT.2021.3093245] [abs].
- Ran, X; Slocum, C; Tsai, YZ; Apicharttrisorn, K; Gorlatova, M; Chen, J, Multi-user augmented reality with communication efficient and spatially consistent virtual objects, Conext 2020 Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Emerging Networking Experiments and Technologies (2020), pp. 386-398 [10.1145/3386367.3431312] [abs].
- Lan, G; Heit, B; Scargill, T; Gorlatova, M, GazeGraph: Graph-based few-shot cognitive context sensing from human visual behavior, Sensys 2020 Proceedings of the 2020 18th Acm Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (2020), pp. 422-435 [10.1145/3384419.3430774] [abs].