Nokia and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have opened the Nokia Research Center Cambridge.
This collaboration between Nokia Research Center and MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) brings researchers and scientists from MIT and Nokia together to develop high-impact research to create the state-of-the-art in communications technologies. The Nokia Research Center Cambridge will have approximately 20 researchers from MIT and 20 researchers from Nokia.
“Our mission is to explore and develop technologies that will be available in the marketplace in five to ten years – not just novelties, but technologies that will see mass market demand from consumers and enterprises,” said Dr. Bob Iannucci, head of Nokia Research Center.
The center is currently focusing its research on several projects, each part of a larger vision where mobile devices become elements of an “ecosystem” of information, services, peripherals, sensors and other devices. The purpose is to enable more intuitive interaction between individuals, machines and environments.
Some specific projects of Nokia Research Center Cambridge are:
Project Simone addresses new ways to interact with your mobile device primarily using speech.
MobileStart provides a framework for task-oriented applications that interact via written language on the mobile device.
MyNet/UIA develops a way for different users to easily and securely connect various devices to each other and across the Internet.
Asbestos explores the use of new operating systems mechanisms for information flow control to prevent private information from being inadvertently shared or maliciously exposed.
SwapMe develops a platform for Semantic Web applications that are policy, preference, and context aware.
ComposeMe provides mechanisms for verifying interoperability of Web services.
Armo explores new design methodologies and languages to enable the development of high-performance, energy-efficient hardware for mobile devices.