ECE and The Media
MIT Tech Review published an article including comments of Janne Lindqvist about the security of a new mobile OS by Firefox.
The touch communications project that recently won the best paper award at ACM MobiCom has been featured in MIT Tech Review. The WINLAB team led by Prof. Marco Gruteser built a working prototype pictured here.
Prof. Janne Lindqvist's privacy project together with his colleagues Jason Hong and Joy Zhang at Carnegie Mellon University was featured on MIT Technology review. With today's smartphone platforms, users do not understand privacy ramifications of their installed applications, which is also why a recent FTC report has called for understandable privacy disclosures for mobile platforms. The project provides for better privacy disclosures for mobile phone users by using novel crowdsourcing techniques and user interface designs.
Can Clouds Transform Science ?
Prof. Parashar is interviewed by Wolfgang Gentzsch from International Science Grid This Week.
An excerpt from the interview:
Manish, computational and data-enabled science and engineering (CDS&E) has traditionally used dedicated platforms and specialized high-end systems – why should clouds be considered for them?
Technology Review publishes article featuring the Colorado/WINLAB/RTS cognitive radio platform developed by Dirk Grunwald, Ivan Seskar and Peter Wolniansky. The article cites Dipankar Raychaudhuri, ECE Professor and WINLAB Director.
The cognitive radio pictured here can sense and rapidly switch between the widest-ever range of frequencies, at record speeds, while sending the equivalent of 20 HD movies at once. (picture courtesy of Radio Technology Systems)
Dr. Dario Pompili's research was featured on iSGTW, an international weekly online publication that covers distributed computing and the research it enables. iSGTW is jointly funded by organizations in America and Europe. In the U.S., it is funded by the DoE's Office of Science and by the NSF via the Open Science Grid.
The article can be found at
Dr. Parashar's research is described in a Nework World article entitled "iPad-Controlled Supercomputing as a Service Coming This Fall". Dr. Parashar's research is a revolutionary step in supercomputing use. Supercomputing as a service that can be controlled from an iPad could emerge out of academic research this fall in the form of a commercial service.
"This turns traditional use of supercomputing upside down", Professor Parashar is quoted in the article.
Dr. Janne Lindqvist's privacy project together with his colleagues Jason Hong and Joy Zhang at Carnegie Mellon University was featured on MIT Technology review. With today's smartphone platforms, users do not understand privacy ramifications of their installed applications, which is also why a recent FTC report has called for understandable privacy disclosures for mobile platforms. The project provides for better privacy disclosures for mobile phone users by using novel crowdsourcing techniques and user interface designs.
A Winlab team of researchers, led by Professor Marco Gruteser (pictured) and Professor Wade Trappe, mounted ultrasonic distance sensors on the passenger side doors of vehicles. Using data collected over two months as the drivers commuted through Highland Park, NJ, the researchers developed an algorithm that translated the ultrasonic distance readings into a count of available parking spaces that was 95 percent accurate. By combining this with GPS data, they also generated maps of which spaces were occupied and which were open that were over 90 percent accurate.
Professor Chris Rose was recently interviewed on the nationally broadcasted weekly radio program, Are We Alone, for an episode entitled “Space Archeology.” Each episode is distributed around the country on the Public Radio Exchange network, the Public Radio Satellite System, and available globally via the iTunes podcast system. Supported, in part, by a grant from the NASA Astrobiology Institute, Are We Alone aims to explore with insight and humor the “origins, organization, behavior and future of life on Earth.”
Rutgers students and researchers recently traced the ocean blue path Christopher Columbus made famous over 500-years ago with a noteworthy trip of their own making: the first ocean crossing by an underwater robotic vehicle.
Former ‘Sputnik kid’ turned Rutgers professor in high-level company at SETI 50th anniversary conference.
Scientists who monitor the skies for hints of intelligent life beyond Earth’s boundaries felt a glimmer of hope last month when word came of a faraway planet potentially capable of sustaining life.
Christopher Rose, an engineering professor at Rutgers, welcomed the announcement of Gliese 581g, a so-called exoplanet which is orbiting a star about 20 light-years away in the constellation Libra.
New wireless technologies in cars may compromise a driver’s privacy and pose a security threat, warns a WINLAB research team together with University of South Carolina collaborators. Modern automobiles are increasingly equipped with wireless sensors and devices, such as systems that monitor air pressure inside tires and trigger dashboard warnings if a tire’spressure drops. The researchers have shown that these wireless signals can be intercepted 120 feet away from the car using a simple receiver despite the shielding provided by the metal car body.
The goal of autonomic computing, is to build systems and applications which manage themselves by responding to the data. They configure and adapt themselves in real time, analogous to the structure of a self-regulating biological ecosystem.