CMU is home to a $27.5 million project to build cloud computing solutions

Carnegie Mellon University will head a $27.5 million program to build a smarter solution for edge devices — like a router or larger access point to a network — to operate on the cloud. The CONIX Research Center, headquartered on CMU’s Oakland campus, will host researchers from six different universities for the next five years to solve this connectivity problem. They’ll create new architecture for networked computing that will empower Internet of Things applications in a robust, secure manner on the cloud. The Center, short for “Computing on Network Infrastructure for Pervasive Perception, Cognition and Action,” will be headed by Anthony Rowe, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering.