The Network Computing, Communication, and Storage (Net-X, NeXt) Group is composed of two senior faculty members of the Department of Engineering, Assoc. Prof. Daniel E. Lucani and Assoc. Prof. Qi Zhang, a number of young, talented PhD Students and Post-Doctoral Researchers, as well as short-term visiting researchers at all levels.
Our vision is to address fundamentally challenging problems in future communication networks by including computation and data storage capabilities within the network itself.
NeXt develops techniques and practical solutions grounded on information theory, communication theory, signal processing, and networking theory.
Our team’s work goes from proposing and developing theoretical frameworks and mathematical models, all the way to the development of software libraries, prototypes, and demonstrations in real devices.