Tracy Camp is a Full Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Colorado School of Mines. She is the Founder and Director of the Toilers (http://toilers.mines.edu), an active ad hoc networks research group. Her current research interests include the credibility of ad hoc network simulation studies and the use of wireless sensor networks in geosystems. Dr. Camp has received over 20 grants from the National Science Foundation, including a prestigious NSF CAREER award. In total, her projects have received over $20 million dollars in external funding. This funding has produced 12 software packages that have been requested from (and shared with) more than 3000 researchers in 86 countries (as of October 2012). Dr. Camp has published over 80 refereed articles and 12 invited articles, and these articles have been cited almost 4,000 times (per Microsoft Academic Search) and over 7,000 times (per Google Scholar) as of December 2012. As of December 2012, Dr. Camp’s h-index (Hirsch number) is 23 (per Google Scholar); in other words, according to Google Scholar, Dr. Camp has at least 23 articles with 23 or more citations.
Dr. Camp is an ACM Fellow, an ACM Distinguished Lecturer, and an IEEE Senior Member. She has enjoyed being a Fulbright Scholar in New Zealand (in 2006), a Distinguished Visitor at the University of Bonn in Germany (in 2010), and a keynote presenter at several venues, e.g., at the 7th International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP 2011) in Adelaide, Australia, and the 3rd International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques (SIMUTools 2010) in Malaga, Spain. In December 2007, Dr. Camp received the Board of Trustees Outstanding Faculty Award at the Colorado School of Mines; this award was only given five times between 1998-2007.
Dr. Camp currently co-chairs the Computing Research Association's Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W). CRA-W is "an action oriented organization dedicated to increasing the number of women participating in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) research and education at all levels". In her role as Co-Chair, Dr. Camp co-leads the CRA-W's Steering Committee. Dr. Camp was also the elected Treasurer of ACM's Special Interest Group on Mobile Computing (SIGMOBILE) from 2005-2009. She served as the co-chair of ACM's Committee on Women in Computing from 1998-2002. She was honored to be the General Chair of the 2010 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.
Dr. Camp shares her life with Max (born in 2000), Emma (born in 2003), her husband (Glen), and three pets (two cats and a dog). The four humans are vegetarians who tremendously enjoy living in the foothills of the Rockies.
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An Overview of The Toilers: An Ad Hoc Networks Research Group
The Toilers are a unique group of staff, graduate students, and undergraduates who research ad hoc networks, specifically wireless sensor networks (WSNs) and mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs)....
Implementing a Wireless Geophysical Sensor Network
Designing an efficient wireless sensor network capable of real-time, continuous (e.g., 500 Hz sampling rate), geophysical monitoring requires a more intelligent approach than a naive "sense,...
- MANET Simulation Studies: The Incredibles
Simulation is the research tool of choice for a majority of the mobile ad hoc network (MANET) community; however, while the use of simulation has...
- SMOOTH: A Simple and Realistic Way to Model Human MobilitySimulation is the research tool of choice for a majority of the mobile ad hoc network (MANET) community; however, while the use of simulation has increased, the credibility of the simulation results...
- SmartGeo: Toward the Development of Intelligent GeosystemsMuch of our world's subsurface is contaminated, due to legacy mining and milling sites; without treatment, the earth's water supply is at risk. Imagine a remediation system that monitors...
- The Incredible Shrinking Pipeline
The number of Bachelor degrees awarded in Computer Science in the United States reached an all-time high in 2002-03 (57,439), and the trend of women earning a decreasing...
- What I know now ... that I wish I knew then
Tracy Camp, a Full Professor of computer science, has received over 20 grants from the National Science Foundation, including a prestigious NSF CAREER award. In total, her projects have received...
- Wireless Sensor Networks: Motivation, Progress, and Challenges
Wireless sensor networks are improving our world in numerous ways, from environmental monitoring to inventory tracking to health applications to surveillance. These networks connect our physical...
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- MANET Simulation Studies: The Incredibles