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Wireless@MIT

At the annual conference of the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Data Communication, Professor Hari Balakrishnan and CSAIL graduate student Keith Winstein will present a new computer system called Remy that designs computer algorithms for controlling network congestion.
 
“In the researchers’ simulations, algorithms produced by Remy significantly outperformed algorithms devised by human engineers,” wrote Larry Hardesty for the MIT News Office.
 



A new system developed by Professor and CSAIL Principal Investigator Dina Katabi along with her graduate student Fadel Adib could one day let us see through walls Superman style. The technology uses low-power Wi-Fi signals to track human movement and can even decipher motions behind walls.
 
“The system, called “Wi-Vi,” is based on a concept similar to radar and sonar imaging.  But in contrast to radar and sonar, it transmits a low-power Wi-Fi signal and uses its reflections to track moving humans. It can do so even if the humans are in closed rooms or hiding behind a wall,” wrote Larry Hardesty for MIT News.
 


The Boston Globe’s Hiawatha Bray covered the new MIT Center for Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing when the center was launched in October 2012. “The MIT Center for Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing will bring together scientists and engineers from academia and the private sector to create the next generation of mobile devices, with tougher data security, longer battery life, and faster data download speeds,” wrote Bray. Read the full article here: http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2012/10/11/mit-creates-new-center-wi....



CRN covered the launch of the new MIT Center for Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing or Wireless@MIT. “The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Thursday unveiled a new research center for exploring next-generation wireless technologies that can more efficiently handle the influx of mobile devices tapping global Wi-Fi networks, wrote Kristin Bent for CRN.



NPR’s David Brancaccio reported on the new Wireless@MIT center launched in October 2012, explaining the mission and research underway in the new center based at CSAIL. “This week, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is starting an outfit dedicated to fixing these kinds of problems. It's called the Center for Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing,” reported Brancaccio. Check out the full report here: http://www.marketplace.org/topics/tech/online-game-borrowing-money.