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ECE Graduate Seminar Lecture by Dr. Ram Ramanathan, Chief Scientist, goTenna Inc.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Scalable Routing for Low-Bit-Rate Wireless Mesh Networks



Mesh networks are decentralized, infrastructure-less peer-to-peer networks that can provide instantly-deployable connectivity between users. In this talk, I will consider a class of mesh networks built using low-cost, low-power, long-range devices for applications such as hurricane relief, forest fire fighting, wildlife monitoring and long-range IoT. Tradeoffs in such networks limit the transmission bit-rate, making the problem of routing messages efficiently to their destination(s) particularly challenging. After a brief overview of mesh routing, I will present a new approach based on embedding control information within data packet headers, and discuss its scalability properties. I will outline two embedded-control protocols that are implemented in the goTenna mesh devices, their performance, and some deployment use cases.



Dr. Ram Ramanathan

Chief Scientist, goTenna Inc.



Ram Ramanathan is Chief Scientist at goTenna Inc., a Brooklyn-based startup where he architects next generation decentralized wireless mesh networks. Previously, he was a Principal Scientist at Raytheon BBN Technologies. His current research interests include wireless networks, network analysis and control algorithms, graph theory and network science. Ram has co-authored over 50 publications and 12 patents, and received four best paper awards. He has served on the program/editorial committees of several conferences and journals, and was the Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC). He is a Fellow of the IEEE.



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