The Systems researchers focus on ways to take advantage of efficiencies made possible by new computer architecture. Members of the group have significant strengths in the areas of storage systems, including solid-state storage and disk/flash systems; cloud computing; wireless communications; Internet and wireless security; and network algorithms.
Through research involving wireless networks they aim to provide secure, safe and reliable services to suers via the open network. As a result, the researchers are applying this knowledge to such applications as smart homes and the monitoring of elderly or disabled patients. They also collaborate with the college’s research groups in programming languages, formal methods, software engineering and roboticsin order to improve the reliability of software.
- Lead an interdisciplinary team developing a new generation of application-driven wireless sensor networks advantageous in search and rescue, building inspection, health monitoring and motion tracking
- Developed adaptive strategies for efficient resource management in wireless ad hoc networks
- Developed network performance and approximation algorithms to improve the design and efficient utilization of networks
- Developed Meddle, a software tool that offers users greater transparency and control over network traffic generated by their mobile devices, and Ono, a software tool that permits faster downloads and has been adopted by more than 1.4 million users.
- Created a platform for distributed wireless cross-layer protocols development and evaluation
- Improved scheduling for optimizing inter-domain latency
- ParticipatedContributed to defining the third generation Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS) standardized as 3GPP and to constructing its first packet mode prototype
- Developed a model that proved that Rubik’s Cube could always be solved in 26 moves or less
- Designed a system providing massive data durability in decentralized systems