Building better, safer mobile networks
Despite the unprecedented recent growth in mobile device use, the communication technologies foundational to their functioning remain far from ideal.
Traditional mobile networks were not designed to support media-rich applications like video conferencing or mobile gaming. Such bandwidth-intensive applications place significant stress on existing networks, often resulting in poor service quality. Security is another major challenge; traditionally, mobile network links are weak, compromised both easily and inexpensively by attackers.
Dr. Ashish Khisti, Canada Research Chair in Network Information Theory, addresses these challenges by developing mathematical foundations for next-generation wireless systems. Through his research, he aims to devise fundamentally different mathematical paradigms—rather than incremental improvements to existing architecture—for mobile network communications.
Dr. Khisti’s research will develop safer, more secure wireless networks to better safeguard individual and national security while delivering rich multimedia content for mobile users.