REMAP's Jeff Burke is Co-PI and application team lead for the Named Data Networking project, a twelve-institution collaboration supported by NSF under the leadership of UCLA Computer Science and PARC. REMAP's project team includes Alessandro Marianantoni, Alex Horn, Derek Kulinski, and Gauresh Rane.
NDN is a new internet architecture that transitions from the host-based addressing of the current Internet to addressing based on data names. It is currently under development by UCLA, PARC, and eight other institutions with support from the National Science Foundation’s Future Internet Architecture program. One of several research efforts in the area often called information-centric networking (ICN) or content-centric networking (CCN), NDN simplifies application programming by enabling addressing to more closely match application semantics, provides bandwidth performance enhancement (by using router memory for content caching), and offers intrinsic security building blocks such as the use of per-packet cryptographic signatures that bind specific content to names.
Participatory Sensing is an approach to data collection and interpretation in which individuals, acting alone or in groups, use their personal mobile devices and web services to systematically explore interesting aspects of their worlds ranging from health to culture.
A collaboration with the Center for Embedded Networke Sensing (CENS), 2006-present.
With the support of Cisco and in collaboration with California State Parks, REMAP has installed a 25-node wireless network covering the 32 acres of the Los Angeles State Historic Park and two outdoor areas on the UCLA campus. This infrastructure is in support of Remapping LA, and for research on network architecture to support participatory sensing.
Los Angeles State Historic Park, 2007-present.
Using computer vision, Wii remotes, RFID tags, and other sensing technologies, this project aims to engage first and second grade students in learning the physics of force and motion. Desktop simulations have made force and motion accessible to middle school students. Our goal is to use students' physical actions in the world as an interface to computer simulations to make these ideas accessible to even younger students.
The mobile phone network is emerging as the largest sensor network on the planet. Mobile phone users, however, are generally unaware of the dual uses of this network, in which their communication devices are also information gathering devices. In participatory urban sensing, everyday mobile devices become a platform for coordinated investigation of the environment and human activity. But transforming phones into data collection instruments raises both technical and ethical challenges. This NSF-supported project explores these challenges through participant-observation and develops educational materials for ethics education in science and engineering.
PEIR, the Personal Environmental Impact Report, is a new kind of online tool that allows you to use your mobile phone to explore and share how you impact the environment and how the environment impacts you.
In addition to collaborating on the development of the mobile participatory sensing system, REMAP produced the exhibition of at Wired Nextfest in Chicago's Millenium Park, 2008.
Collaboration with the Center for Embedded Networked Sensing, 2007-2009.
Supported by Nokia Research.