Contact: Gabrielle Maxey
June 27, 2014 - The National Science Foundation has awarded a $350,000 grant to Dr.
Lan Wang, associate professor of computer science at the University of Memphis, for
the Named Data Networking Next Phase project. The grant will allow researchers to
continue creating a more reliable and robust Internet. The project redesigns the Internet
architecture to offer better support for security, mobility and new applications.
Wang is on a team of researchers from eight institutions that received a $5 million
NSF grant to further develop, deploy and test Named Data Networking, a novel future
Internet architecture. Named Data Networking Next Phase (NDN-NP) is led by researchers
at UCLA, with collaborators at the University of Memphis, the University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign, University of California San Diego, Washington University, University
of Michigan, Colorado State University and University of Arizona. The NDN project
is partnering with Open mHealth, a non-profit, patient-centric health ecosystem, and
with UCLA Facilities Management to test how its system works in real-world settings.
“In the first phase of the NDN project, we developed a name-based dynamic routing
protocol called NLSR, which is being deployed on the NDN testbed,” said Wang. “In
the second phase, we will focus on developing an inter-domain routing protocol that
will allow Internet service providers to build name-based routing tables in a secure
and policy-compliant manner. We will also collaborate with other universities to build
an adaptive forwarding plane to support mHealth and other applications.”
More information about the NDN project is available at http://www.named-data.net.