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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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Title:

Scalable Routing for Low-Bit-Rate Wireless Mesh Networks

 

Abstract:

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.

 

Speaker:

Dr. Ram Ramanathan

Chief Scientist, goTenna Inc.

 

Bio:

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.

 

Contact/Info: ram@gotenna.com   

Personal website  Google scholar

 

 

Host: Professor Alex Wyglinski