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Uplink: A Newsletter for the Faculty, Staff, and Students of the Coordinated Science Laboratory

August 18, 2014


Multi-university team works on edge-cloud to help scale big data

According to Cisco Systems, Internet video currently accounts for 66 percent of global Internet traffic, and that number is projected to rise to 79 percent by 2018. In North America, these numbers may be even higher, with YouTube and Netflix alone accounting for more than 50 percent of all Internet traffic. For CSL Professor Pramod Viswanath, those statistics mean there’s an enormous amount of data that needs to be stored and transported to make the growing amount of video streaming possible.

Viswanath searches for solution to interference in wireless networks

CSL Professor Pramod Viswanath was recently awarded a three-year, $360,000 grant from the Army for his project titled “Wireless Networks as Polymatroidal Graphs: Embeddings, Multicommodity Flows, Cuts and Function Computation.” This project will address interference in wireless networks and how to manage that interference in a distributed way.

Around CSL

  • As the semester kicks off, please remember that CSL supports preparation of proposals and funding agency reports both through the Business Office’s assistance with budgets and financial statements, and through assistance with the development, assembly, and proofreading of technical and administrative content. (Writing and editorial support for other projects, such as user documentation, curriculum materials, and special publications, may also be available.) Please contact Jenny Applequist (japplequ@illinois.edu) to inquire about those services.

  • ICSSP student Whitney Merrill (JD '12 and MCS student) talked to Forbes Magazine at Def Con 22, where she co-organized the Crypto and Privacy Village: http://bit.ly/1rcmZbD 

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