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Whitepaper: Defining Spyware: Necessary or Dangerous

by University of WashingtonJan 01, 2008

This white paper provides an overview of the technology that is commonly considered spyware and examines the potential effects of attempting to legislatively define and curtail spyware as a specific technology. It concludes that a more appropriate method to regulate spyware would focus on prohibiting conduct associated with placing monitoring software on a computer and enforcing existing law regarding such conduct.


Whitepaper: Mentoring: How to Obtain the Mentoring You Need

by University of WashingtonJan 01, 2008

This paper describes how to obtain the mentoring student need, along with its companion version for faculty, how to mentor graduate students, reflects the University of Washington Graduate School’s recognition and support of the pivotal role mentoring plays in graduate education. The purpose of this paper is to help UW graduate students and faculty understand the building blocks of good mentoring and pursue a common road map for excellence in academic and professional development.


Whitepaper: Coordination Middleware Supporting Rapid Deployment of Ad Hoc Mobile Systems

by University of WashingtonJan 01, 2008

The advent of wireless communication has opened a wide range of new opportunities for staying in touch while travelling. Significant investments have been made in maintaining access to the Internet and its resources regardless of location. At times, access may even be tailored to the current location. A related, complementary trend involves the emergence of ad hoc networks. Even though they rely on the same wireless technology, ad hoc networks remove the reliance on base stations and allow


Whitepaper: MBA Employer Guide

by University of WashingtonJan 01, 2008

University of Washington MBA students stand out from other MBA students and from each other. They strive for personal excellence but are strongly committed to collaboration in the classroom and on the job. This white paper from University of Washington is MBA Career Services, which helps one connect with these exceptional students, and vice-versa. Whether one is seeking to fill a full-time position, are searching for assistance on a project, or want to hire a summer intern, they can get help


Whitepaper: ""Are You With Me?"" - Using Accelerometers to Determine if Two Devices Are Carried by the Same Person

by University of WashingtonJan 01, 2008

This research paper from University of Washington presents a method based on a coherence function, a measure of linear correlation in the frequency domain, to reliably analyze walking data recorded by low-cost MEMS accelerometers to determine if two devices are carried by the same person. It uses inexpensive accelerometers and show that these sensors perform similarly to more expensive accelerometers for the frequency range of human motion, 0 to 10Hz. This paper also presents result from large


Whitepaper: The Launching of Mozilla Firefox - A Case Study in Community-Led Marketing

by University of WashingtonJan 01, 2008

Mozilla Firefox is a Free/Libre/Open Source (FLOSS) browser supported by the Mozilla Foundation. This browser was recently released and has met with considerable success. It has been downloaded more than 20 million times and has already taken considerable market share from its prime competitor-Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. This paper published by Mozilla describes the efforts of 63000 volunteers that led to a community successfully competing with a powerful corporation. In this paper, the


Whitepaper: 802.11 Mesh Networks With Two-Radio Access Points

by University of WashingtonJan 01, 2008

A suitable distributed clustering is used to self-organize the network for channel allocation. All communications between nodes in the same cluster (intra-cluster) use the secondary radio and a common channel selected based on an algorithm that minimizes the Co-Channel Interference (CCI). This dramatically reduces complexity compared to per-packet channel switching approaches.


Whitepaper: Sustaining Cooperation in Multi-Hop Wireless Networks

by University of WashingtonJan 01, 2008

Multi-hop wireless networks are vulnerable to free-riders because they require nodes to forward packets for each other. Deployed routing protocols ignore this issue, assuming that external factors will discourage free-riding, while proposed solutions incorporate cumbersome mechanisms with the intent of making free-riding impossible. Here one gets to know about Catch which is a protocol that falls between these extremes. It is argued that it achieves nearly the low mechanism requirements of the


Whitepaper: Maximizing Aggregate Throughput in 802.11 Mesh Networks With Physical Carrier Sensing and Two-Radio Multi-Channel Clustering

by University of WashingtonJan 01, 2008

The past few years have witnessed the rapid proliferation of wireless LANs in various environments: home, enterprise and hotspot. The need for higher data rates and improved coverage has led to multi-cell networks (particularly for business and hotspot scenarios but also for clusters of homes/apartments) where each cell is served by its own Access Point (AP). This research paper demonstrates that physical carrier sensing enhanced with a tunable sensing threshold is effective at avoiding


Whitepaper: Will Wi-Fi Make Your Private Network Public?: Wardriving, Criminal and Civil Liability, and the Security Risks of Wireless Networks

by University of WashingtonJan 01, 2008

Wireless networking is growing in popularity because it is often cheaper and more convenient than other computer networking systems. Locating insecure wireless networks and advertising their locations is an activity known as ""Wardriving."" Exploiting the vulnerability of a wireless network to hack into the computer system or to monitor the wireless transmissions can give rise to liability under federal felony and misdemeanor statutes, as well as federal civil liability and liability under state