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Xinjie Guan & Xili Wan Awarded GENI Summer Camp Scholarships

Xinjie Guan and Xili Wan are two of ten students in the nation to win the first annual GENI (Global Environment for Network Innovations) summer camp scholarships. Ms. Guan, a third year telecommunications and networking Ph.D. student at UMKC SCE, and Mr. Wan, a fourth year telecommunications and networking Ph.D. student at UMKC SCE, spent May 29, 2012 – June 2, 2012 at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York learning how to use the GENI resources/tools such as ProtoGENI, Flack, Instools, and OpenFlow. They gained hands-on lab experience with those resources and developed a team-based project that established certain network topology and investigated the impact of new flow attack to OpenFlow switch.

Attending the GENI summer camp greatly improved Ms. Guan’s and Ms. Wan’s skill in using GENI resources/tools. Furthermore, they obtained many significant suggestions from GENI experts on how to design and begin their next research projects. GENI infrastructure is becoming a mature virtual lab for networking related researches and compared to traditional simulation, GENI resources and tools provide more convincible results as they support experimentation on real nodes throughout the network. Xinjie Guan’s faculty advisor is Professor Baek-Young Choi and Xili Wan’s faculty advisor is Professor Xiaojun Shen. SCE heartily congrats Ms. Guan and Mr. Wan on their awards and knows the experience they have gained will benefit them greatly. For more detail about the camp download the file – GENI.

Deep Medhi & Baek-Young Choi local hosts for GEC12 Conference

UMKC is proud to host The 12th NSF Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) Engineering Conference (GEC12) that will take place November 2-4, 2011, in Kansas City, Missouri, at the Student Union Building The GEC is the National Science Foundation’s GENI Project Office’s (GPO) regular working meeting where researchers, developers, industrial & international partners and the GPO meet to advance infrastructure planning and prototyping for the GENI project on future networking. At this event, researchers from around the country will demonstrate their latest work on future networking prototypes. Pre-registration is required.

Evolving technological and social networks, intertwined and worldwide in scope, are rapidly transforming societies and economies. GENI is a project sponsored by the National Science Foundation, is open and broadly inclusive, providing collaborative and exploratory environments for academia, industry and the public to catalyze groundbreaking discoveries and innovation in these emerging global networks.

GENI is a virtual laboratory at the frontiers of network science and engineering for exploring future internets at scale. GENI creates major opportunities to understand, innovate and transform global networks and their interactions with society. Understand. Innovate. Transform – Make an Impact on Global Networks.

UMKC is involved in Great Plains Environment for Network Innovation (GpENI), one of the GENI funded projects. UMKC is partnering in the GpENI project with University of Kansas, Kansas State University, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln to set up an international research testbed for future network research. Deep Medhi, Curators’ Professor, and Baek-Young Choi, Associate Professor, are leading the effort at the UMKC end.

Deep Medhi answers Google Fiber questions

On March 30, the entire country watched as Google named its first high-speed broadband network site — Kansas City, Kan. At UMKC — just seven miles east of Google’s national test site.  Deep Medhi, SCE Professor of Computer Science, is also working to make Internet communications better, faster and more personalized. Because of his related research, Medhi answered questions about the #Google Fiber project during an NBC Action News live chat.  Click here to read the chat transcript and click here to view the complete UMKC Press Release.

Dr. Medhi is involved with the Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) which was formed to explore the possibility of changing the Internet at its very core. GENI is a multi-site virtual laboratory for network science and engineering research, funded by the National Science Foundation.  As part of this effort, UMKC’s member group, the Great Plains Environment for Network Innovation (GpENI), received a three-year grant worth $462,500. Medhi is trying to devise a programmable network. GpENI partner schools each have their tasks: the University of Nebraska is working on optical networking needed for a programmable network. Kansas State University is working on the end device programmability, and the University of Kansas is devising a new control to connect these pieces.