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EETimes has named the MIT Center for Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing (Wireless@MIT) as one of its 10 electronic visionaries to watch. “Predicting the future is always fraught with peril, but the visionaries featured here are boldly going where no one has gone before,” writes R. Colin Johnson of the 10 electronic visionaries to watch. The center, which is based at CSAIL and led by Professor Hari Balakrishnan and Professor Dina Katabi, is cited for its dedication to solving the current problems plaguing wireless and its aim to develop the next generation of wireless and mobile technologies. Check out the full article here: http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4400587/Visionaries-changing-the....



Professor Hari Balakrishnan
Jason Dorfman, CSAIL photographer

In an article in the April 17 edition of The Boston Globe, Professor Hari Balakrishnan, CSAIL principal investigator and co-director of the MIT Center for Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing (Wireless@MIT), explains that many cellphone users experienced service issues following the Boston Marathon bombings because wireless networks were overwhelmed.

“Hari Balakrishnan, a computer science professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said the shortcomings Monday demonstrate that wireless networks have to be upgraded to function better during disasters, when authorities and people most need to use mobile phones,” wrote Michael Farrell, author of the article.