Research that invents the future

Research that invents the future

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Current Research Applications

The Research Areas

  • Algorithms, Analytics & Security

    Head of Lab

    Christopher White

    Mission

    Develop disruptive, breakthrough solutions to critically hard industry problems via network protocols, algorithms addressing networks and other complex systems, data and user-security, network control systems, and useful and real-time analytics.

  • Applications and Platforms

    Head of Lab

    Markus Hofmann

    Mission

    By mastering the fundamentals of software methodologies, design, and system implementation we create technologies that save people time. We believe in theory and running code.

  • Fixed & Wireless Access

    Head of Lab

    Peter Vetter

    Mission

    Develop breakthrough technologies for the communications systems that directly connect with end users. We address wireless in 5G radios, transceiver design, massive MIMO, and communications theory to bring faster fiber and fiber-like speeds over copper to enable seemingly infinite capacity and edge clouds for low latency computing. 

  • IP and Optical Networks

    Head of Lab

    Tod Sizer

    Mission

    Significantly improve the scale, flexibility, and agility of IP and optical networks. Focus o​n new ways of improving optical speed in the spatial, statistical, and optical domains; new error and signal processing techniques, and more flexible control.

  • New Materials and Devices

    Head of Lab

    Sanjay Patel

    Mission

    Solve the great device challenges of the future. Research areas include III-V devices, silicon devices, hybrid modules, and emerging materials.

  • Network Systems

    Head of Lab

    Peter Merz

    Mission

    Through end-to-end mobile network research, transform how mobile networks are used, through creation of future-proof, adaptive and massively scalable E2E solutions. Develop new architectures that exploit 5G and beyond.

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