COSMOS Team Participated in Silicon Harlem’s 6th Annual Next-Gen Tech Conference

Silicon Harlem, COSMOS’ community partner, held its 6th Annual Next-Gen Tech Conference on Oct. 18, 2019 at the National Black Theatre. Prof. Dan Kilper from The University of Arizona presented and discussed the development and deployment of the NSF PAWR city-scale COSMOS advanced wireless testbed and its unique programmability and capabilities that will facilitate next-generation wireless and networking research. Emily Ford from Columbia Engineering Outreach and Dr. Sheila Borges Rajguru presented and shared their thoughts in the session “Reimaging Education”. 

Columbia Electrical Engineering Ph.D. students Tingjun Chen and Manav Kohli presented a demo on the open-access full-duplex radios (developed within the Columbia FlexICoN project) in the COSMOS testbed which is one of the first supported experiments. Columbia Electrical Engineering undergraduate students Tianyi Dai and Angel Daniel Estigarribia, together with Tingjun and Manav, presented a poster on the 28GHz channel measurements in the COSMOS testbed deployment area (in collaboration with Nokia Bell Labs), where the extensive measurements results can inform the deployment and operation of millimeter-wave radios in the COSMOS testbed (which is representative of a dense urban canyon environment). 

Ph.D. student Panagiotis Skrimponis from NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Karen Cheng from Columbia Engineering Outreach, and Juditha Damiao from Joseph F. Lamb School (PS/IS 206) presented the 5G COVET (5G COSMOS Verizon Education Toolkit) virtual educational labs, which won $100,000 prize from the Verizon 5G EdTech challenge.

Ph.D. students Manav Kohli (Columbia) and Panagiotis Skrimponis (NYU) at the Silicon Harlem’s 6th Annual Next-Gen Tech Conference.