Ashok Wins NSF Collaborative Research Grant

Posted On April 23, 2020
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The National Science Foundation has awarded grants totaling $1.2 million to a team of researchers from Georgia State University, Old Dominion University, and Rutgers University for research on improving reality-aware networks.

Dr. Ashwin Ashok is the principal investigator for the Georgia State grant. He is an assistant professor in GSU’s Department of Computer Science and director of the MORSE Studio research lab. GSU is expected to receive $200,000 from the four-year Collaborative Research grant, which was funded by NSF’s Networking Technology and Systems program.

Reality-aware wireless networks are used in automated vehicles, robotics, and augmented reality technologies. Improving these networks has the potential to save numerous lives. While previous improvement attempts involved separating networking and sensing components, Dr. Ashok and his collaborators plan to develop a reality-aware wireless architecture that blends these components, improving wireless network performance and predictability. In addition, the researchers intend to work with the automotive and wireless industries to encourage technology transfer.

The principal investigators at the collaborating institutions are Dr. Shubham Jain and Dr. Marco Gruteser. Dr. Jain is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Old Dominion University, where she specializes in smart environments and cyber-physical systems. Dr. Gruteser is a professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Rutgers and a member of the university’s Wireless Information Network Laboratory (WINLAB).

Story by Ashlie Swanson