Joint Colloquium Distinguished Lecture Series

Cutting through the Layers: High-Performance Wireless Networks

Dina Katabi

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
306 Soda Hall (HP Auditorium)
4:00 - 5:00 pm

Dina Katabi
Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, MIT

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The traditional layered structure of networked systems has created barriers between researchers working on physical transmission (signal processing, coding, and communication theory) and network protocols (medium access, routing, and applications). As networking techniques become more sophisticated, these barriers increasingly inhibit the productive flow of information necessary to solveimportant networking problems. This problem is particularly relevant in the wireless domain where the shared nature of the broadcast medium conflicts with the isolation assumed in a layered abstraction.


Dina Katabi is an Associate Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at MIT. She has joined the MIT faculty in March 2003, after completing her PhD at MIT. Dina's work focuses on wireless networks, network security, routing, and distributed resource management. She has award winning papers in ACM SIGCOMM and Usenix NSDI. She has been awarded the IEEE William R. Bennett prize in 2009, a Sloan Fellowship in 2006, the NBX Career Development chair in 2006, and an NSF CAREER award in 2005. Her doctoral dissertation won an ACM Honorable Mention award and a Sprowls award for academic excellence.

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