WINLAB faculty Dipankar Raychaudhuri wins new NSF grant

Prof. Dipankar Raychaudhuri and his collaborators (Dr. William Lehr, MIT and Prof. Douglas Sicker, Colorado) have been awarded an NSF SAI (Strengthening American Infrastructure) planning grant entitled SAI-P: Public Multi-Access Edge Cloud (pMEC) as a Community-Based Distributed Computing Infrastructure for Emerging Real-Time Applications. $150K/1 year (Rutgers' share is $60K).

This SAI planning project is aimed at development of a full proposal for an interdisciplinary project that enables the deployment of “public mobile edge clouds” (pMEC) as computing infrastructure for the next generation of mobility applications. The public mobile edge cloud (pMEC) is envisioned as a ubiquitous local computing infrastructure that supplements emerging next-generation wireless networks (5G) which are currently being deployed by traditional cellular service providers. The planning project will include technology considerations for the pMEC, along with a study of viable economic/business models with end-user adoption properties necessary to enable and sustain widespread deployment.
Congratulations to Ray and his collaborators!