Professor Oral Buyukozturk received the 2020 Hojjat Adeli Award for Innovation in Computing for his journal paper “Collaborative duty cycling strategies in energy harvesting sensor networks” published in the Journal of Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering. The paper was co-authored with James Long, MIT PhD ’17 and postdoc ‘20. In this manuscript, Buyukozturk and Long presented a comprehensive simulation that emulates the behavior of an energy harvesting sensor network, and used this simulation to develop monitoring strategies that maximize utility for civil infrastructure applications while minimizing energy consumption.

The Hojjat Adeli Award for Innovation in Computing was established by Wiley-Blackwell Publishing in 2010 and awarded annually to the most innovative paper published in the Journal of Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering. The journal is one of the most prestigious and highest-ranking journals in infrastructure computing.

Buyukozturk is a George Macomber Professor, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Director of the Laboratory for Infrastructure Science and Sustainability. He received his PhD in Structural Engineering from Cornell University and joined the MIT faculty in 1976.