WoWMoM 2019


COSMOS: An Open Programmable City-Scale Research Testbed for 5G and Beyond

Prof. Dipankar Raychaudhuri
Rutgers University


This talk presents an overview of the new COSMOS testbed being developed jointly by Rutgers, Columbia and NYU under the National Science Foundation's recently announced Platforms for Advanced Wireless (PAWR) program. The COSMOS testbed has a particular focus on "beyond 5G" ultra-high bandwidth and low latency communication tightly integrated with edge computing, and is thus intended to provide a suitable platform for real-world evaluation of future edge-cloud enhanced mobile networks and services. Motivating applications such as augmented reality, cloud-assisted vehicular and smart intersection are identified in terms of typical functionality and bandwidth/latency requirements. The COSMOS open, programmable testbed architecture based on software-defined radios (SDR), cloud radio access networks (CRAN), software defined x-haul networks (SDN) and mobile edge cloud (MEC) is given. Key technologies in COSMOS including SDR base stations, mmWave radio, optical wavelength division switching, next-generation mobile core network and distributed edge cloud will be discussed. Plans for COSMOS deployment in uptown Manhattan along with a future roadmap for the project are given in conclusion.


Dipankar Raychaudhuri is Distinguished Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Director, WINLAB (Wireless Information Network Lab) at Rutgers University. As WINLAB's Director, he is responsible for an internationally recognized industry-university research center specializing in wireless technology. He is also Principal Investigator for several large U.S. National Science Foundation funded projects including the "ORBIT" wireless testbed, the "MobilityFirst" future Internet architecture and the "COSMOS" Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program. Dr. Raychaudhuri has previously held corporate R&D positions including: Chief Scientist, Iospan Wireless (2000-01), Assistant General Manager & Department Head, NEC Laboratories (1993-99) and Head, Broadband Communications, Sarnoff Corp (1990-92). He obtained the B.Tech (Hons) from IIT Kharagpur in 1976 and the M.S. and PhD degrees from SUNY, Stony Brook in 1978, 79. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the recipient of several professional awards including the Rutgers School of Engineering Faculty of the Year Award (2017), IEEE Donald J. Fink Award (2014), Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Distinguished Alumni Award (2012), and the Schwarzkopf Prize for Technological Innovation (2008).

Edge + Wireless: Technologies Fueling the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Dr. Victor Bahl
Distinguished Scientist & Director of Mobility & Networking Research


There's a shift in the technology and business landscape that is dramatically altering how data is created, ingested, processed and acted upon. Industries, ranging from manufacturing to space-exploration, healthcare to transportation, retail to telecommunications are infusing information technologies into their day-to-day processes and tasks. They are developing real-time control systems that use sensors and actuators along with machine learning and artificial intelligence to create new functions, improve efficiency and reduce cost. At the center of this new world is edge computing and wireless networking. I will explore this exciting new computing paradigm from the perceptive of a researcher who has been working on this for over ten years. I will discuss the evolution of the intelligent edge, describe real-world applications, technologies and products that customers are paying for. I will share with you the progress we have made and more importantly the lessons we have learned as we developed an edge-based, (hybrid-cloud) live video analytics system called Rocket. Rocket is deployed in a US city and is used to reduce traffic-related fatalities and improve urban mobility. I will peek into the future and discuss who will be impacted and why. I will lay out some of technical and business challenges facing the large-scale adoption of edge-computing and the opportunities these challenges are creating.


Victor Bahl is a distinguished scientist and director of mobility & networking research group in Microsoft. He serves on the Microsoft Research Redmond Lab leadership team managing over 200 researchers, engineers, and staff. He advises Microsoft's CEO and his senior leadership team on strategy and long-term vision related to networked systems, cloud computing, data center infrastructure, mobile computing, and wireless systems. Dr. Bahl has published over 125 papers with over 47,000 citations. He has been granted over 160 patents and delivered 50+ keynotes and plenaries. For his seminal work in wireless systems and broadband access and for his community building service he has received four lifetime achievement awards In addition, he has also been honored with two United States Federal Communications Commission awards, two national transportation awards, two test-of-time awards, three best paper awards, two distinguished alumni awards, a distinguished service award, and a IEEE outstanding leadership award. Under his direction, his group has had game-changing international impact on spectrum regulations and policies, and on Microsoft's cloud computing infrastructures including its data center networks, wide-area networks, edge computing and live video analytics. Dr. Bahl is the co-founder of ACM SIGMOBILE, ACM MobiSys, ACM GetMobile and several other important conferences. With his wife, he co-founded Computing For All, a non-profit dedicated to increasing and enhancing computer science education for students of all ages and from all backgrounds. Dr. Bahl is a Fellow of the ACM, IEEE, and AAAS.


IEEE Computer SocietyMissouri University of Science and Technologytccc_s