Josiah Hester

Registered user since Wed 6 Apr 2022

Name:Josiah Hester

I direct Ka Moamoa, a research lab exploring energy efficient computing in the context of global scale applications. We explore and develop new hardware designs, systems, interaction techniques, tools, and programming abstractions so that developers can easily design, debug, and deploy tiny energy harvesting computers that work despite frequent power failures, constrained resources, and unpredictable conditions.

I work towards a sustainable future for computing informed by my Native Hawaiian (Kanaka maoli) heritage. I apply my work in the field of intermittent computing to large-scale sensing for sustainability and conservation, health wearables, and interactive devices. My work is supported by multiple grants from the NSF, NIH, DARPA, and 3M.

I was named a Sloan Fellow in Computer Science and won my NSF CAREER in 2022. I was named to Popular Science’s Brilliant 10, the AISES Most Promising Scientist, and won a 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award in 2021.

Country:United States
Affiliation:Georgia Institute of Technology
Research interests:Intermittent Computing, Wearables, Energy Harvesting, Embedded Systems


PLDI 2023 Committee Member in PLDI Review Committee within the PLDI Research Papers-track
PLDI 2022 Author of WARio: Efficient Code Generation for Intermittent Computing within the PLDI-track