Researchers to Address Future of Wireless at One-Day Event

On Monday, October 7, reporters are invited to attend a one-day MIT event that will address some of the biggest challenges facing the wireless industry. Hosted by the MIT Center for Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing (Wireless@MIT), the event will showcase the latest cutting-edge research designed to tackle the biggest challenges facing the wireless industry, and will feature talks by MIT faculty and researchers, as well as demonstrations of next generation wireless and mobile systems.  
Wireless@MIT, based out of the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), is focused on addressing the most important challenges facing the wireless and mobile computing fields. Researchers aim to develop new techniques for overcoming the exhaustion of radio spectrum caused by the popularity of wireless systems, reduce power consumption and extend battery lifetimes on mobile devices, and invent new applications that gracefully accommodate mobility and network variability, ending the freezes, glitches, and stalls that are common with today’s wireless networks.
Featured speakers include:
·      Samuel Madden, Professor, MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS); Director, MIT Big Data Initiative at CSAIL
“Large-scale Visualization of Twitter Feeds”
·      Li-Shiuan Peh, Associate Professor, MIT EECS; Principal Investigator, CSAIL
“Network-Driven Transportation Systems”
·      Muriel Médard, Professor, MIT EECS
“Using Network Coding in Heterogeneous Environments”
Demos of new projects include (partial listing):
·      RoadRunner: Vehicular congestion control with device-to-device communications 
·      Powering medical implants using a cell phone
·      Seeing through walls with radio signals 
·      Wireless power transfer
·      Robots that can follow WiFi signals
For a complete agenda, see:
Monday, October 7
8:45 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Star conference room, 4th floor (32-D463)
Ray and Maria Stata Center (Building 32)
32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Abby Abazorius, 617-324-9135,