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Large-scale Machine-to-Machine Communications Networks


Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications has emerged as a new communication paradigm that allows intelligent devices/machines to directly communicate with each other with little or no human intervention. M2M communications has inspired a wide variety of applications in home, building, health, smart grid, industrial, transportation and defense. Comparing to existing human-to-human communications networks, M2M communications networks have different attributes and face many unique challenges that cannot be addressed by existing network protocols.


Professor Yonghui Li, Professor Branka Vucetic.

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Electrical and Information Engineering

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In this project, we develop advanced signal processing algorithms and network protocols for large-scale M2M communications networks based on advanced coding theory and cross-layer optimization tools. The research outcomes will lead to cost effective solutions in a multitude of emerging applications in future M2M communications networks.

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The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is 1749

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