Liu receives research gift from Google on Virtual Cellular Data ServicesAlex X. Liu, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, has received a research gift from Google to support his research on detecting and localizing performance degradation for virtual cellular data services. Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) have become popular as they provide more flexible plans, often better services, and typically lower prices. For example, both Google and Amazon have been planing to enter this space. To best serve customers and maintain competitiveness, MVNOs need to quickly detect and react to performance degradations experienced by end users; however, this is a challenging task as MVNOs do not have direct access to the underlying MNO networks. This research effort will yield frameworks and algorithms for MVNOs to quickly detect and localize end-to-end (E2E) service performance degradations.
(Date Posted: 2015-10-29)