Mobile Networking

As personal computing and data move to the cloud, mobile wireless networks form the substrate over which users access these services. Our research aims to design and build the next generation of wireless networks, taking a cross-disciplinary approach that tackles broad cross-cutting problems such as interference, mobility, and network complexity using tools from RF circuits, signal processing, communications and information theory, and distributed software systems. Examples include:

  • New network designs that embrace and exploit interference instead of avoiding or ignoring it in order to create high capacity wireless networks;
  • Programmable wireless infrastructure that expose interfaces for fine-grained control of the radio spectrum;
  • Software systems that manage such large dense networks automatically and continuously to maximize spectral efficiency, facilitate seamless handoff between networks, and enable new services to be deployed easily in wireless networks.