Hyrax a new crowd-sourcing potential

"The Hyrax team is excited by the paradigm shift potential that the technology to be developed in the project will have in transforming the mobile and cloud landscapes, namely, enabling an whole range of crowd-sourcing applications that cannot exist today." Fernando Silva & Priya Narasimham

About Hyrax

Research teams

INESC TEC, FCT/UNL, IT, CMU, CMU-Portugal, FCT

Organizations

Geolink, Wavecom, YinzCam

Main Research Area

Computer Science and Engineering - Computer Engineering

Project Keywords

Cloud Computing; Mobile Distributed Computing; Security

Project Duration

48 months




Description

Mobile devices have traditionally been viewed as "thin clients" or "edge devices" that serve primarily as user-input devices, but that are expected to offload the compute-intensive processing to (non-edge, back-end) servers. With technology advances, there exists the potential now to view mobile devices as "thick clients," and going even further, to rethink them as "thin servers". Given the proliferation and enhanced capabilities of mobile devices, the realization of a "wireless cloud of nearby smartphones" is now within grasp.


The Hyrax project proposes a novel vision of a hyperlocal edge-cloud, i.e., a computational/storage cloud comprised solely of a collection of nearby wireless edge devices, with the purpose of pooling these devices’ data and processing power to support a new class of proximity-aware applications that benefit the owners of these devices. The premise behind these edge clouds is that all of the constituent nodes are edge (and not server-caliber) computers, and that any and all computation is performed completely within the edge cloud, i.e., there is no offloading/tethering of the computation/data to a non-edge, back-end, traditional-cloud infrastructure.

HYRAX IS A CROWD-SOURCING FUTURE

Publications

Scientific works published along the development process.

Pedro M. d'Orey, A. Hosseini, José Azevedo, F. Diermeyer, M., Michel Ferreira, Lienkamp, Hail-a-Drone: Enabling Teleoperated Taxi Fleets, Proc IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symp. - IV, Gothenburg, Sweden, pages 1-8, June, 2016
José Azevedo, Pedro M. d'Orey, Michel Ferreira, On the Mobile Intelligence of Autonomous Vehicles, IEEE/IFIP International Workshop on Urban Mobility & Intelligent Transportation Systems, Istanbul, Turkey, April 25, 2016
Bernardo Ferreira, João Rodrigues, João. Leitão, and Henrique Domingos, Privacy-Preserving Content-Based Image Retrieval in the Cloud, Proceedings of the 34th IEEE Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS 2015), Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September, 2015
Jiaqi Tan, Rajeev Gandhi, and Priya Narasimhan, White-box Software Isolation with Fully Automated Black-box Proofs, Formal Methods in Computer-Aided Design (FMCAD) Student Forum, September, 2015
Jiaqi Tan, Hui Jun Tay, Rajeev Gandhi, Priya Narasimhan, AUSPICE: Automatic Safety Property Verification for Unmodified Executables, VSTTE 2015, pages 202-222, 2015
Utsav Drolia, Nathan D. Mickulicz, Rajeev Gandhi, Priya Narasimhan, (Poster) Krowd: A Key-Value Store for Crowded Venues, S3@MobiCom 2015, pages 12, September 11, 2015 10.1145/2801694.2802145
Utsav Drolia, Nathan D. Mickulicz, Rajeev Gandhi, Priya Narasimhan, Krowd: A Key-Value Store for Crowded Venues, MobiArch 2015, pages 20-25, September 7, 2015 10.1145/2795381.2795388
Priya Narasimhan, Utsav Drolia, Jiaqi Tan, Nathan D. Mickulicz, Rajeev Gandhi, The next-generation in-stadium experience (keynote), GPCE 2015, pages 1-10, September 7, 2015
Ricardo Monteiro, João A. Silva, João Lourenço, Hervé Paulino, Armazenamento Distribuído para Redes de Dispositivos Móveis, Atas do 6º Simpósio de Informática (INForum '15), Covilhã, Portugal, September, 2015
Ricardo Monteiro, Distributed Storage in a Cloud of Mobile Devices (Master Thesis in Informatics, DI-FCT, UNL), Advisors: João Lourenço & Hervé Paulino, November, 2015
Joaquim Esteves da Silva, Simulation of Algorithms for Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks (Master Thesis in Computer Science, FCUP, University of Porto), Advisors: Fernando Silva & Luís Lopes, July, 2015
Ricardo Monteiro, João Silva, João Lourenço, Hervé Paulino, Decentralized Storage for Networks of Hand-held Devices, 12th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services, MOBIQUITOUS 2015, Coimbra, Portugal, July, 2015
António Teófilo, Diogo Remédios, Hervé Paulino, João Lourenço, Group-to-Group Bidirectional Wi-Fi Direct Communication with Two Relay Nodes, 12th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services, MOBIQUITOUS 2015, Coimbra, Portugal, July, 2015
Diogo Remédios, António Teófilo, Hervé Paulino, João Lourenço, Mobile Device-to-Device Distributed Computing Using Data Sets, 12th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services, MOBIQUITOUS 2015, Coimbra, Portugal, July, 2015
João A. Silva, Hervé Paulino and João Lourenço, Crowdsourcing Mobile Devices to Provide Storage in Edge-Clouds, 16th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN 2015) - Student Research Forum, Goa, India, January, 2015
João Leitão and Luís Rodrigues, Overnesia: a Resilient Overlay Network for Virtual Super-Peers, Proceedings of the 33rd IEEE Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS 2014), Nara, Japan, IEEE, pages 281-290, October, 2014 DOI: 10.1109/SRDS.2014.40
J. Tan, U. Drolia, R. Martins, R. Gandhi, and P. Narasimhan, STOVEPipe: Observable Access Control of User Data for Untrusted Applications on Mobile Devices, In 6th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom) (Poster Paper), IEEE, December, 2014
J. Tan, R. Gandhi, and P. Narasimhan, STOVE: Strict, Observable, Verifiable Data and Execution Models for Untrusted Applications, 6th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom) Doctoral Symposium, IEEE, December, 2014
J. Tan, U. Drolia, R. Gandhi, and P. Narasimhan, Towards Secure Execution of Untrusted Code for Mobile Edge-Clouds, In 7th ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec), (Poster), ACM, July, 2014
J. Tan, U. Drolia, R. Martins, R. Gandhi, P. Narasimhan, CHIPS: Content-based Heuristics for Improving Photo Privacy for Smartphones, In 7th ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec), ACM, December, 2014

Prototypes

Prototypes released along the development process.

Ricardo Monteiro, João Silva, João Lourenço, Hervé Paulino, Decentralized Storage for Networks of Hand-held Devices, pages DESC: Decentralized Storage for Networks of Hand-held Devices, September, 2015

Meet The Team

Few words about Hyrax team.

Fernando Silva

Portuguese PI
INESC TEC / FCUP

Priya Narashimhan

CMU PI
CS/ECE

Luís Lopes

Portuguese Co-PI
INESC TEC / FCUP

Michel Ferreira

Portuguese Co-PI
IT / FCUP

Luis Filipe Antunes

Researcher
INESC-TEC / FCUP

Miguel Coimbra

Researcher
IT / FCUP

Manuel Eduardo Correia

Researcher
INESC-TEC / FCUP

João Rodrigues

PhD Student
INESC TEC / FCUP

Pedro Pinto da Silva

Researcher
INESC TEC - FCUP

Joaquim Esteves da Silva

PhD Student
INESC-TEC / FCUP

Rajeev Gandhi

Co-PI
CMU / ECE

Utsav Drolia

PhD Student
CMU / ECE

Rolando Martins

Researcher
INESC TEC / FCUP

Jiaqi Tan

Researcher
CMU / ECE

Pedro D'Orey

Postdoctoral Researcher
IT / FCUP

Noel Perez Perez

Postdoctoral Researcher
IT / FCUP

José Miguel Pereira Azevedo

MsC Student
IT / FCUP

Partners

Hyrax Project brings together leading academic and corporate partners.

Latest News

Latest news stories and current events from Hyrax Project

Hyrax Demo

Hyrax team prepared a demo video about the communication layer.

Get in Touch

If you are interested in our project or would like to do challenging work within this outstanding project, contact us.

Contact in USA

Priya Narasimhan
CMU
Carnegie Mellon University
Electrical & Computer Engineering
CIC 2202, Carnegie Mellon Campus, USA

Contact in Portugal

Fernando Silva
CRACS - INESC-TEC LA
Center for Research in Advanced Computing Systems
Department of Computer Science,
Faculty of Science, University of Porto
Porto Rua do Campo Alegre, 1021/1055
4169-007 Porto, Portugal