NSF Research Award Announcement

Friday, August 18, 2017

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $250,000 grant to ECE Professor Dr. Jiang (Linda) Xie for the project “Hierarchical Framework with Distributed Resource Allocation for Mobile Fog Computing.” The project summary is as follows: “A mobile fog computing system is composed of geographically distributed 'fog nodes', which are fixed or mobile computing devices with built-in data storage, computing, and communication support. Benefiting from small scale, low cost, and mobility, the fog nodes are able to offload data traffic from the data cloud, reduce the cost of communications in the networks, and provide real-time, location-aware data services. In a highly mobile system of fog nodes, resource allocation is an important yet challenging issue.  “This research offers novel advances in improving the design and analysis of mobile fog computing, especially from the perspectives of resource allocation and mobility management. It will investigate distributed mobility management design in mobile fog computing to support dynamic adaptation of computing resources due to mobility of users and fog nodes. “This project is interdisciplinary by nature, and encompasses concepts from economics, decision theory, optimization, information theory, communications, and networking. It will provide new perspectives on future mobile fog computing network design.” More information can be found at http://webpages.uncc.edu/~jxie1/