FlashLinq: Enabling Proximal Internet

March 26, 2012
1024 Mudd
Hosted by: Columbia CS/EE Networking Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Junyi Li , Vice President of Engineering (Qualcomm Flarion Technologies)


FlashLinQ is a wireless communications system founded on the realization of a wireless sense - a sense whose embodiment in devices provides Internet application peers with a direct awareness of each other's physical proximity and relevance, creating a new form of proximity-aware internetworking, and thereby realizing a necessary step towards what we term a "Mobile Proximal Internet." The need for such a system arises from the pervasive spread of Internet devices and applications in our daily lives, and the practical limitations of current communications technologies in conveying knowledge of mutual proximity and relevance. In this talk, we introduce a mobile proximity-aware social network use case and describe the overview of airlink technology.

Speaker Biography

Junyi Li is a Vice President of Engineering at Qualcomm Flarion Technologies, responsible for conceptualizing and developing next-generation wireless networking solutions. He was a key inventor of Flash-OFDM, arguably the first commercially deployed OFDMA-based mobile broadband wireless communications system. He holds over 120 U.S. patents and has more than 400 pending patent applications. He was a founding member of Flarion Technologies, a startup acquired by QUALCOMM in 2006. Prior to that, he was with Bell-Labs research in Lucent Technologies. He has a Ph.D. degree in E.E. from Purdue University and an MBA from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania. He is a Fellow of IEEE.

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