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