CSE Seminar Series: Improving Army Deployed Tactical Networks
Friday, April 10, 2015
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Robert G. Cole, Ph.D., US Army CERDEC S&TCD Organization
Army deployed tactical networks face extreme and unique challenges. The networks must self-deploy, must operate in overtly hostile (cyber, kinetic, environment) situations. The networks are currently built upon proprietary systems with are difficult and costly to integrate, operate and maintain. This talk will identify critical challenge areas for research and development. This talk will focus on work ongoing in the speaker's research and development program to address several of the more critical technology areas, including improved network architectures, new scalable control algorithms (routing and broadcasting), new network management protocols and management models and improved data transport built upon robust Disruption Tolerant Networking concepts. Bob Cole has a Ph.D. from Iowa State University in Theoretical Chemistry and held several postdoctoral positions in Statistical Mechanics at Yale and Brown Universities. He retired from AT&T and joined the Applied Physics Laboratory's MERC Research Center and the Department of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University from 2003-2010 where he worked in the area of wireless networking for Army systems. In 2010, he joined the US Army CERDEC S&TCD organization and is currently the Principal Investigator for the Army's QUEST Program which focuses on improving current Army deployed tactical networking.