Dr. Deep Medhi is an internationally known telecommunications and networking researcher. A Curators’ Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, an honor awarded to only a handful of University of Missouri researchers, Deep Medhi’s research has brought national and international recognition to UMKC and our computer science research and programs. He is now working on “the fourth mode, a new paradigm for communication” in his networking research. A recent University News interview of Dr. Medhi reveals his passion, creativity and predictions for the future.