Cristian Borcea, PhD, associate professor in the department of computer science at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), points out that as mobile devices become ubiquitous, they will begin to serve purposes beyond email and browsing on the go. Smart phones, vehicular systems, home appliances, and environmental sensors can form heterogeneous mobile networks to provide a new class of distributed services that acquire, process, and disseminate real-time information from systems located in the proximity of people, places, or activities of interest.
In the last two years, Borcea designed and prototyped software architectures and applications for heterogeneous, large-scale mobile networks. MobiSoC is a middleware for mobile social applications, which captures the social state of human communities, learns previously unknown patterns from emergent geosocial data, and shares these data with applications while respecting users' privacy concerns. The applications supported by MobiSoC run on Smart Phones and allow anytime, anywhere collaboration and coordination among community members.
Borcea received his PhD and MS degrees in computer science from Rutgers University in 2004 and 2002, respectively. Prior to that, he received MS and BS degrees in computer science from University Politehnica of Bucharest.
Topics: computer science, smart phones, vehicular systems, home appliances, environmental sensors, prototyped software architecutures, heterogenous mobile networks, smart phones
Last update: August 25, 2009