Grove School-Kyutech collaboration seeks to improve Internet

The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering and Japan’s Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech) are working together on a unique project to make the future Internet more secure and resilient.

A joint team from the two schools is working on a $450,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project entitled: “JUNO2: Resilient Edge Cloud Designed Networks” to define the future of the Internet.

“The grant focuses on addressing research challenges associated with enabling trustworthy networks supporting the Internet of Things (IoT), which encompasses everything connected to the Internet, and cyber-physical systems (CPS), which is a mechanism that is controlled or monitored by computer-based algorithms,” said Tarek Saadawi, principal investigator and professor of electrical engineering in the Grove School.

“The IoT and CPS are becoming prevalent in everyday life, enabling a wide array of related emerging services and applications in cities and communities, including health, transportation, energy, utilities and other areas,” he added.

The joint CCNY- Kyutech team comprises professors and students at the PhD, graduate and undergraduate levels from both schools. In their most recent meeting held at the Grove School, five professors and six students from Kyutech spent three days with their counterparts at CCNY. In addition to Saadawi, Grove School faculty involved in the research are Akira Kawaguchi, Myung Lee and Abbe Mowshowitz.

The collaborators reviewed details of the project and worked on different tasks required. In addition, CCNY students gave presentations and lab demos and the Kyutech students held a poster session focusing on some of the challenges encountered.  

The Grove School partners, Saadawi, Kawaguchi, Lee, and Mowshowitz, will reciprocate by visiting Kyutech in early September.

About the Grove School of Engineering
CCNY’s Grove School of Engineering celebrates a century of educating engineers this year. Originally established as the School of Technology in 1919, it evolved to the School of Engineering in 1962 and was renamed The Grove School of Engineering in 2005 in honor of alumnus Andrew S. Grove, whose $26 million gift to the institution that year is the largest in CCNY’s history. A distinguished member of CCNY’s Class of 1960, Grove was a founder and former chairman of Intel Corp, one of the world’s leading producers of semiconductor chips. Today, the Grove School remains the only public school of engineering in the heart of New York City.  

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. CCNY embraces its role at the forefront of social change. It is ranked #1 by the Harvard-based Opportunity Insights out of 369 selective public colleges in the United States on the overall mobility indexThis measure reflects both access and outcomes, representing the likelihood that a student at CCNY can move up two or more income quintiles. In addition, the Center for World University Rankings places CCNY in the top 1.2% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight professional schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself.  View CCNY Media Kit.


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