A/Prof Sarah Johnson and Dr Lawrence Ong awarded $355,000 for their project New strategies to transmit data: Coping with expone

ARC Discovery Project funding success

Wednesday, 19 November 2014


Associate Professor Sarah Johnson and Dr Lawrence Ong have been awarded more than $355,000 in ARC Discovery Project funding commencing in 2015 for their research project New strategies to transmit data: Coping with exponential growth in demand.

About the project

The aim of this project is to provide new technologies to facilitate the exponential growth in demand for streaming of digital data. Based on novel techniques combining graph theory, information theory, and coding, this project aims to change the way we encode data, offering significant improvements to the efficiency of communication networks and providing a 10-100 fold increase in transmission speed. If successful this project expects to bring digital transmission improvements which could impact on almost every sector of the economy from education to advanced healthcare. Possible applications include cloud storage for big data, high-definition video streaming, and wide-coverage high-speed mobile broadband.

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