Samuel Nelson


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My work at UIUC focused on disruption-tolerant networking (DTN).  DTNs allows communication between mobile ad-hoc devices without reliance on static infrastructure, such as cellular towers and access points. By utilizing store-carry-and-forward techniques, along with smart replication, DTNs are able to route data through highly varying levels of connectivity and partitioning. As part of the Phoenix Project, we developed efficient, flexible, and robust routing protocols for DTNs, including unicastand manycast.


After graduating from UIUC, I spent time as a post-doc at WINLAB, Rutgers University:  Here I worked on the MobilityFirst Future Internet Architecture project.


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