$7.5 Million to Develop Mobile Internet

The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year, $7.5 million grant to a Rutgers-led research team to develop a future Internet design optimized for mobile networking and communication. The team of nine universities and several industrial partners has dubbed its project “MobilityFirst,” reflecting the Internet’s evolution away from traditional wired connections between desktop PCs and servers toward wireless data services on mobile platforms. Dipankar Raychaudhuri, Director of Rutgers' Wireless Information Network Laboratory (WINLAB) will serve as the principal investigator for the MobilityFirst project and collaborate with the following site leaders: Arun Venkataramani at UMass Amherst, Z. Morley Mao at Michigan, Xaiowei Yang at Duke, Michael Reiter at North Carolina, William Lehr at MIT, Suman Banerjee at Wisconsin, Guanling Chen at UMass-Lowell and Byrav Ramamurthy at Nebraska. FOR MORE INFORMATION