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NSF Funds Next-Gen Network Research

The National Science Foundation has granted seven awards of $300,000 each to university research projects that aim to develop next-generation network technologies.

The awards are part of the Japan-United States Network Opportunity (JUNO) program, which was established to address the problem of supporting trillions of network-connected devices as the "Internet of things," which includes smartphone and tablets, as well as Internet-connected home appliance, residential and environmental sensors and vehicles, explodes in growth.

The JUNO program is a collaboration between the NSF and the Japan National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT). It supports joint research project between the United States and Japan, with NSF funding the U.S. researchers and NICT funding the Japanese researchers involved in the projects.

The seven university research projects that were granted JUNO awards include:

According to information from NSF, the research projects will advance networking technologies in the areas of optical networking, mobile computing and network design and modeling.

Further information about the JUNO program and awards can be found on the National Science Foundation's site.

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Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at leilameyer@gmail.com.

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