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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
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
Science Foundation's site.
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at email@example.com.