Mobility, Networks, and Systems

Established: November 5, 2007

The Mobility, Networks, and Systems (MNS) group conducts research in networking and systems. Our work and interests span several areas, including Internet-scale systems, distributed systems, network protocols, wireless networking, mobile computing, and sensor systems. We seek to advance the state of the art in these areas through measurement, design, and prototyping of real-world and experimental networked systems.

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HAMS: Harnessing AutoMobiles for Safety

Established: May 1, 2015

Context Road safety is a major public health issue, accounting for an estimated 1.25 million fatalities, and many more injuries, the world over, each year, placing it among the top 10 causes of death. Middle-income and particularly low-income countries bear…

Seabed

Established: December 1, 2015

Seabed is a project to provide analytics over encrypted Big Data. The challenge is to develop fast yet secure cryptographic techniques that support a suite of applications such as Business Intelligence tools and large-scale Machine Learning frameworks. Towards this, we…

PinDrop

Established: May 28, 2015

The PinDrop project focuses on building the substrate for supporting high-quality real-time streaming over wired and wireless networks. Context Real-time streaming across the wide-area network (WAN) is key to several existing and anticipated services, including voice and video conferencing (e.g.,…

Phytics: Physical Analytics

Established: February 18, 2013

The goal of the Physical Analytics project, or Phytics, is to perform analytics on the physical actions of users. Such analytics would be valuable in a variety of contexts where the design of a physical space is intertwined with how…

RadioJockey

Established: July 12, 2012

Many networked applications that run in the background on a mobile device incur significant energy drains when using the cellular radio interface for communication. This is mainly due to the radio-tail, where the cellular radio remaining in a high energy…

EZ Localization

Established: August 11, 2010

The Mobility, Networks, and Systems (MNS) group conducts research in networking and systems. Our work and interests span several areas, including Internet-scale systems, distributed systems, network protocols, wireless networking, mobile computing, and sensor systems. We seek to advance the state of the art in these areas through measurement, design, and prototyping of real-world and experimental […]

Cool-Tether

Established: December 4, 2009

Recognizing the twin trends of a rapid growth of cellular data services and the commoditization of WiFi WLAN technology, Cool-Tether proposes an architecture for ubiquitous and affordable connectivity by harnessing mobile smartphones to create WiFi hotspots on the fly. Cool-Tether…

LiteGreen

Established: October 2, 2009

To reduce energy wastage by idle desktop computers in enterprise environments, the typical approach is to put a computer to sleep during long idle periods (e.g., overnight), with a proxy employed to reduce user disruption by maintaining the computer’s network…

CoCoNet

Established: June 1, 2009

Content Compression in Networks With the advent of globalization, networked services have a global audience. For example, a large corporation today may have branch offices at dozens of cities around the globe. In such a setting, the corporation's IT admins…

Nericell

Established: December 26, 2008

The Nericell project focuses on road and traffic monitoring using an ensemble of mobile smartphones carried by people in normal course. The vision is that when a user who is participating in Nericell puts their phone in their pocket and starts…

SixthSense

Established: December 26, 2008

RFID based enterprise intelligence The vision of the SixthSense project in the MNS group at Microsoft Research India is the workplace or home of the future where computing is extended to encompass non-computing entities such as people, objects, and spaces to…

NetPrints

Established: March 1, 2009

Diagnosing Home Network Misconfigurations using Shared Knowledge The Problem Today's home network is typically a collection of several devices and applications. While the broadband modem acts as the home's window to the Internet world, there are a variety of different…

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Embracing Networking Opportunities

By Rob Knies, Senior Writer, Microsoft Research Networks are ubiquitous in the digital age. Whether you’re at home, in your car, on your phone, or sending files halfway around the world, you’re utilizing computer networks―working with them, communicating on them,…

November 2009

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