I’ve spent a good portion of the holiday break working on a “research theme” to guide my work. I realized that I had been unfocused in my first semester at VT, flailing in a number of research directions, and not making much progress on any of them. Obviously, this has to change. So, I decided to spend some time thinking about the problems in my field which were important and how I could make a contribution in those areas.
The big theme of my research is “Smart Radios.” A very accessible introduction to this topic is this report from the New America Foundation. It’s pretty long, and I haven’t read it all myself yet, though I will try to do so in the next couple of days. Nevertheless, if you want to know what I spend my days thinking about, this will give you an idea.