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Ephremides Featured in Computerworld Story on Future Mobile Technologies

Ephremides Featured in Computerworld Story on Future Mobile Technologies

Prof. Tony Ephremides
Prof. Tony Ephremides

Professor Tony Ephremides (ECE/ISR) is featured in an October 22, 2007 Computerworld feature story about 13 "disruptive technologies" that will affect work, play and communication in the near future.

Ephremides speaks about ad-hoc wireless networks, an area of research in which he is an expert. With this technology, data could be relayed through, among other things, devices themselves. "In other words," Computerworld says, "a cell phone also could be a movable access point."

"The defining quality of the ad hoc network is that it has no infrastructure," Ephremides told the magazine. "I'd guess it'll be [ready] in a five-to-10-year time frame."

Ad-hoc wireless networks will extend network access to where none exists without building a lot of infrastructure, Ephremides said. Because there is little infrastructure, the networks can withstand catastrophe, which is one reason the military sponsors much of the research in this area.

Read the story at Computerworld's web site.

October 18, 2007


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