Mobile for the Society

  • Opportunity: 7 billion+ mobile subscribers worldwide 100+ Million in Egypt in 2015!
  • Motivation: Quality of life
  • Mobile Healthcare (CellChek)
  • Opportunistic Social Nets (O’BTW)
  • People with special needs (MazeIn)
  • Smart Access (using NFC)          
  • Moving forward: Capitalize on NU’s competence in mobile computing and track record to open new frontiers.
    • Apps & services for special needs
    • mLearning, mCommerce, mSafety

Mobile for Good Research Unit

  • Operation started in Fall 2014 Two Graduate Research Assistants, Graduate and Undergraduate students involvement
  • Past research
  • “Cost-effective” mHealthcare: extend CellChek, started in 2010 by MS Grant
  • RFID systems: caters to variety of societal challenges
  • Senior Graduation Projects:
    • Smart Access Systems: using Near Field Communications (NFC)
    • MazeIn: towards high accuracy indoor positioning and navigation systems

Cost-effective Mobile Healthcare (Microsoft Research, Vodafone Egypt Foundation, NTRA)

  • Need: Healthcare services in underserved communities are either costly or not immediately available
  • Impact: bring qualified healthcare to rural areas in Egypt in a cost-effective manner, using Mobile phones
  • Research Issues
  • Leverage mobile phone sensors, e.g. accelerometer, along with BSNs
  • Utilize 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth interfaces
  • Research Outcomes
  • Demos: Mobile Health Summit’11, ACM Mobisys’12
  • IEEE Systems Journal, in press, 2016
  • Book Chapter

Underwater Acoustic Communication

  • Motivation: The emerging need for underwater video streaming and multimedia applications call for high data rates not supported by products in the global market today
  • Objective: develop a high data rate underwater acoustic communication (UAC) system opening room for a variety of applications
  • Use Case: Real-time Wireless Control for Underwater Oil & Gas Operations providing up to 30% reduction in operation costs.
  • The area is still ripe and largely untouched in Egypt.

5G Self Organizing Networks (SON)

  • Anticipated large numbers of plug-and-play BSs/relays introduce spatio-temporal dynamic nature of networks.
  • Self-Organization constituents: Intelligence and Autonomous adaptivity
  • Attributes: Ultra-densified, coexistence with macro-cells, heterogeneity, high variability, cooperative communication, cost efficiency, cognition.
  • Expected functionalities: Minimizing CAPEX and OPEX, self-configuration, self-healing, self-optimization.
  • Current Research: Meta-cognitive Module for Optimized LTE-U/WiFi Coexistence

Collaborative 5G Wireless Networks and Mobile Edge Computing

Heterogeneous indoor Li-Fi/Wi-Fi System for 5G Wireless Networks

Quantum Key Distribution for Secured Communication

Li-Fi Indoor Localization Integrated with Neural Network