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.