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Center for Information Networking and Telecommunications (CINT)

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The Center for Information Networking and Telecommunications (CINT) focuses on research and development in the fields of network security, mobile networks, sensor and ad-hoc networks, Cloud and information networks,multi-media, multi-service, integrated wired/wireless networks, multi-media, multi-service, integrated wired/wireless networks.secure communications, and information distribution networks. We also offer courses and labs in these areas to train undergraduate and graduate students to be the leaders of this information era. These research and educational activities have been funded by government agencies and industries including: US Army, National Science Foundation (NSF), Telcordia (formerly Bellcore), Panasonic, NY State, NY Department of Transportation, and AT&T.

The Center for Information Networking and Telecommunications (CINT) represents the culmination of approximately thirty years of research cooperation of faculty members from City College departments in the fields of network security, mobile and sensor networks, IP-based networks, multimedia, multiservice, integrated wired and wireless networks.

The Center's present research work on telecommunications and information distribution has been largely supported by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) by way of the " ARL Collaborative Technology Alliance on Communications and Networks" ( approximately $2.5 million, eight year contract). The CINT research aims to enhance the mobile communications environment on the battle field. Such an environment is characterized by severe communications bandwidth and energy constraints, while providing secure, jam-resistant communications in a noisy, hostile, wireless surroundings.

The Center is justly proud of more than thirty Ph.D. students who have earned their degrees over the past dozen years. All have substantially contributed to the advancement of the telecommunications specialty with their dissertation research and now hold leadership positions in industry and academia. Faculty members and previous doctoral students have an outstanding publications record, consisting of many journal contributions and reviewed conference proceedings, as well as a number of books and patents.

Finally, the group's faculty members play a major part in teaching the undergraduate and graduate networking courses offered by the electrical engineering and computer science departments at the City College.