SPOTLIGHT: HP Wireless Invent @ MIT
The Center for Wireless Networking's flagship project is an ambitious,
highly interdisciplinary effort whose charter is to re-think the
way that wireless networks and mobile appliances are designed and
A key part of its mission is to uncover the fundamental limits
that govern such systems, and the forces that shape their evolution.
In turn, these insights are guiding the development of a broad set
of novel cross-layer design techniques to improve reliability, responsiveness,
security, scalability, and energy-efficiency. The resulting improvements
are expected to enable important new applications involving streaming
media and other high-data rate content.
A hallmark of this project is its emphasis on pursuing innovation
by bringing together diverse groups and research communities that
have traditionally worked more independently. Indeed, MIT and Hewlett-Packard
Laboratories are using this joint effort to re-invent the model
for academic-industrial collaboration, and pioneer innovative new
approaches to such interaction.