Metro-Scale Mesh Networks: Enableing the Mobile Internet

Wednesday, February 21st, 2007 at 6:00 PM

TI Auditorium


Speaker: Narashima Chari

Bio: Narasimha Chari is Tropos Networks' Chief Architect. Along with Mr. Devabhaktuni, Mr. Chari was responsible for developing Tropos Networks' core intellectual property, including the design and development of the company’s wireless networking and routing protocols. Currently, he focuses on system and product architecture, product planning and leads the company's advanced development efforts. Prior to founding Tropos, Mr. Chari was a research scientist at Harvard University where he was recognized as a top lecturer and received the White Prize for excellence in teaching. He has performed research, published papers and disclosed patents in a variety of areas of mathematics, physics and wireless networking.
Chari holds a BS in Mathematics and Economics from the California Institute of Technology and an AM in Physics from Harvard University. He is a member of the IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Standards Association and the Association for Computing Machinery.

Title: Metro-Scale Mesh Networks: Enableing the Mobile Internet

Abstract: Metro-scale Wi-Fi mesh networks have been gaining in popularity as a vehicle for delivering high-speed mobile broadband. The speaker will discuss the rich set of applications and devices that comprise the Mobile Internet, its drivers and requirements, and broad industry trends. He will describe dense-cell mesh architectures for wireless broadband and present several real-world examples and lessons learned. He will also discuss emerging wireless technologies and the roles different radio technologies including Wi-Fi and (in the future) WiMAX will play in the evolution of the Mobile Internet.