WiGiT: The Wireless Grid Innovation Testbed and the National Science Foundation Partnerships for Innovation (PFl) Program
Mobile devices are a dominant technological artifact of the Cyber Age, and yet the computational capacities of the personal cyberinfrastructure enabled by near-ubiquitous mobile, nomadic and fixed services remain largely untapped. This brownbag with iSchool Associate Professor Lee McKnight will discuss the Wireless Grid Innovation Testbed project led by Syracuse University and Virginia Tech will be held Nov. 16 at noon in 347 Hinds Hall.
Partners in WiGiT’s Virtual Organization include MIT, Tufts, Rochester Institute of Technology, City College of New York and Instituto Superior Tecnico-Lisbon; as well as the Syracuse City School District, BOCES Rockland County, Seneca Nation of Indians Economic Development Division, OECD, CAIR, and firms including SRC, Qualcomm, Sensyr, MOD-Eco, Innoventure, Summerhill Biomass Systems and WGC.
WiGiT’s primary objective is to contribute to open specifications for wireless grids, by creating a shared experimental playground across campuses, firms, and government organizations for novel applications and spurring new market creation.
Lee directs the WirelessGrids Lab & the National Science Foundation Partnerships for Innovation Wireless Grids Innovation Testbed (WiGiT). Lee is a Member of the Boards of Directors of Wireless Grids Corp. (which he founded in 2004), and Summerhill Biomass Systems, and is president of Marengo Research LLC. He was previously a research associate professor of computer science and associate professor and director of the Edward R. Murrow Center at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; lecturer for the Technology and Policy Program at MIT, and research associate at the MIT Center for Technology, Policy and Industrial Development and founder of the Internet Telephony Consortium; now known as MIT’s Communications Futures Program.