New NSF Grants (and more)

[July 19th, 2017] Very excited to be starting two new NSF funded projects this fall, one work on rapid characterization of wireless performance and the other on time shifting content accesses for improved system performance.

Our work on Fast Mobile Network Characterization (FMNC) is transitioning out from a NSF I/UCRF seedling effort into a full fledged NSF grant ($500k).  Kudos to my student Lixing Song who has driven that effort which will some wicked cool work, especially the new passive work which is potentially groundbreaking work if it pans out.  We are also spinning up an effort to expand our past work on redundancy elimination, specifically with an eye towards latent mobile storage to time shift or push content on a two year NSF effort ($110k).  Our ICCCN 2017 invited paper offers a preview of the principles driving the effort.  Very exciting to be building out the back end and turning the concepts from my student Xueheng Hu’s dissertation (to be defended next week) into full blown apps and an architecture over the next two years.  Some nice opportunities for synergy on both projects with the Campus Crossroads effort and our collaboration with the University Relations tailgate effort.

We also have one more big announcement to be making in the next week or two but that announcement will be coming via the official ND PR efforts.  Trust me, it is going to be fantastic!