The Mesh networks research group is formed by research and developer teams throughout all the world which are involved in active wireless mesh networks projects.
The Mesh Networks Research Group is focused in the mesh networks field and cover aspects like privacy, security, routing protocols, mobile mesh networks and roaming. All the members of this group are concerned about the importance of open source projects when sharing and spreading knowledge. The open source concept applies to use open routing protocols for ensuring interoperability among networks and open monitoring and test platforms.
Open source projects have two main benefits. On one hand, this kind of projects makes it possible to join people from all over the world working together and making faster developments. On the other hand, open source philosophy makes technology affordable for developing countries. Thus, people who has ideas but no resources can also research and contribute to the Community.
There are some important research lines opened which are the main one to be investigated.
Articles and papers
On the right sidebar, on the Sections links we can find all the articles, publications and references which are wrote by the researhers, not only the final ones but any piece of work which can be interesting for future developments and more complete works.
As pointed before, this group is pursuing not only teorical results but practical and real ones. This means developments of real projects and cases are also followed and published here with special importancy. We research for real solutios for people.
Take a look to the join us section to see how to become a member of this group and how to be able to access to the technology resources.
Research and Development Manager of Libelium's team. His research is focused in the Distributed Communications field, specially in the Adhoc Networks. Main developer of the completely anonymous P2P platform Marabunta and researcher of the first anonymous mesh network: Enjambre (swarm). He is an author for Linux Magazine in the encryption and privacy field.
Member of the Research and Development Libelium's team. Her main research interests are the power consumption of communication devices and the security and encryption wireless communication field. She has published in Hakin9 and Linux+ magazines and won the Best Paper Award in the Workshop on Computer Architecture Education (ISCA-2007).
Member of the Research and Development Libelium's team. His research focuses on the development of light programmation environments and embedded kernel systems for low resources devices. He is also the main developer of the Meshlium Manager System and is specially interested in the mobile mesh networks and GPS integration.
Leon Aaron Kaplan
He is one of the founders of the http://funkfeuer.at/, the first fully meshed, free wireless community network in Austria. FunkFeuer spread over into different cities and the Vienna FunkFeuer now covers an area of roughly 50km diameter.
He is currently working on the OLSR-NG project in order to enhance the possibilities and scalability of the OLSR (RFC 3626) mesh routing protocol.
Apart from these open source activities, Aaron works at nic.at, the Austrian domain registry. There he feels responsible for setting up a national CERT.
He is the Research Director for the New America Foundation's Wireless Future Program. Additionally, he coordinates the Open Source Wireless Coalition, a global partnership of open source wireless integrators, researchers, implementors and companies dedicated to the development of open source, interoperable, low-cost wireless technologies. He is a regular contributor to Government Technology's Digital Communities, the online portal and comprehensive information resource for the public sector. Sascha has also worked with Free Press, the the Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA), the Acorn Active Media Foundation, the Ethos Group, and the CUWiN Foundation. Sascha holds a Bachelor's Degree from Yale University and a Master's Degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, both in psychology. He is a Telecommunications Fellow at the University of Illinois in the Institute for Communications Research, where he is finishing his PhD on community empowerment and the impacts and interactions of participatory media, wireless communications, and emergent technologies.
He graduated with a Ms. degree (2001) on Computer Science and a Ph.D. degree (2002) on Telematics from the University of Murcia, Spain. During the last years he has held different teaching and research positions in several institutions including RedIRIS, Univ. Carlos III of Madrid and Agora Systems S.A. In 2004 and 2005 he has been working as a Post-doc at the ICSI at UC-Berkeley mainly working in ad hoc and sensor networks under the supervision of Prof. Scott Shenker. In November 2003 he was awarded a Ramon y Cajal research career by the Spanish Science and Technology Ministry, which he is currently enjoying at the University of Murcia. During the last few years, he has acted as Principal Investigator in more than 16 research projects mainly funded by the European Union, Spanish government and private companies. He has an extensive publication record in international journals and conferences.