Carnegie Mellon Research Center
To Address Wireless Technology
A new research center at Carnegie Mellon University is expected to push innovation in wireless telecommunications and computer networking. Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Wireless and Broadband Networking will tap into collaborative research and university innovations under way to help accelerate growth in the $116-billion telecommunications and networking industry.
In recent years, Carnegie Mellon has installed a wireless local area network (LAN) that lets students and faculty connect to the university Intranet from any spot on its 100-acre campus. The network is known as “Wireless Andrew,” named for school founder Andrew Carnegie.
The new center, under the direction of Carnegie Mellon engineering professor Dr. Dan Stancil, is designed to create and disseminate knowledge about advanced networks through research, teaching and technology transfer. The center, including more than 20 faculty members and facilitating more than 50 research projects, is organized into four distinct areas of expertise, including networking, wireless communication, telecommunications policy and optical communications.
The center also will provide a policy forum for industry partners and policy-makers to learn more about telecommunication issues.
“The forum will be designed to help companies stay abreast of new developments and debate concerns on neutral turf,” Stancil says.
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