CCNY partners with top Japanese institutions and Columbia in 6G development

The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering is partnering with three leading Japanese institutes and Columbia University on a mission to innovate 5G/6G communications by developing a Floating Cyber Physical System (F-CPS).  

Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech), KDDI Research, Inc., and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) are The City College’s Japanese collaborators in the project funded by a grant of nearly $1million by NICT. 

“The project aims to process spatial and temporal data for the applications by allowing the flexible transfer of functions among connected devices, thereby accelerating the near-future smart-city implementations,” said Akira Kawaguchi, computer science professor in CCNY’s Grove School of Engineering, and one of the U.S. advisors.

Two other Grove School professors, electrical engineers Tarek Saadawi and Myung Lee, also serve on the U.S. advisory board. 

All the collaborators attended a two-day workshop at the Grove School this fall organized by Kawaguchi and Kyutech Professor Daiki Nobayashi.  
The participants reviewed the progress made and worked on different tasks required. In addition, CCNY students gave presentations and lab demos, Columbia offered a site visit for its COSMOS installation, and Kyutech students held a poster session focusing on technical aspects.

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