Abstract: Last two decades have seen an explosive growth in mobile communication and computing.
Penetration of mobile telephones across the world has been phenomenal and truly global. Recent trend
is towards smart phones, with significant computing power a
nd memory, providing an increasing set of
applications on the move. This trend, along with increasing use of cloud computing, is likely to make
wired phones, desktops, and even laptops museum pieces. Some other trends are also changing the
world of wireles
Hoc Networks in a variety of settings; Wireless Mesh
A variety of sensors communicating among themselves (Wireless Sensor Networks) and with
the recipients of the results; Increasing ubiquity of wireless communication
covering most indoors,
outdoor land, air, space, and sea. These trends will create new communication requirements and pose
new research and technology development challenges at all levels of protocols, controls, and
management. In this talk, we will explo
re the challenges posed by the above trends and the solution
approaches to address these challenges.
Bio: Since June 2006, Dr. Bharat Doshi is the Director of the Milton S. Eisenhower Research Center
(MERC) at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Labo
In this capacity he is responsible for
developing strategic vision and execution plans, selecting areas of research and building external
sponsorship for centralized research. The areas of interest include: Communication and networking
s, nanotechnology, advanced materials, biological technologies, information extraction and
knowledge management, social network modeling, electromagnetic propagation, and image/video
processing. Prior to this job, he worked as the Gupta Endowed Chair Profe
ssor at UMass Amherst. He
also spent 24 years at Bell Labs in various management and technical capacities, including the position
of Senior Director in Advanced Communications Technologies Center.
His work at Bell Labs include
advanced communication proto
cols and controls, routing and restoration algorithm and tools, and
network architecture for wireless and wired networks supporting voice, data, and video. Prior to that, he
worked as an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University.
He has a B.Tech. from I.I
.T. Bombay, and an M.S.
and a Ph.D. from Cornell University. He has over 125 publications and over 45 patents. He has
participated in many panels and advisory boards for universities and government. He is an IEEE Fellow
and a Bell Labs Fellow. He was also
elected to be a Distinguished Alumnus of I.I.T. Bombay.