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Rethinking networking: RLE researchers helped develop a theory that promised much more efficient data networks

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About 10 years ago, electrical engineers suggested that bundles of data could be transmitted over a network more efficiently if, instead of passing unaltered from one end to the other, they were scrambled together along the way and unscrambled at the end. In 2003, RLE’s Muriel Médard and her colleagues proved the counterintuitive result that, in many cases, the best way to scramble data together was to do it randomly. <<more>>

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Professor Muriel Médard

RLE Network Coding and Reliable Communications Group