Nabeel Ahmed

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Enterprise WLANs have made a dramatic shift towards centralized architectures in the recent past. The reasons for such a change have been ease of management and better design of various control and security functions. The data path of WLANs, however, continues to use the distributed, random-access model, as defined by the popular DCF mechanism of the 802.11(More)
Given the abundance of cameras and LCDs in today's environment, there exists an untapped opportunity for using these devices for communication. Specifically, cameras can tune to nearby LCDs and use them for network access. The key feature of these LCD-camera links is that they are highly directional and hence enable a form of interference-free wireless(More)
Increased AP density in enterprise WLANs leads to increasing RF interference and decreasing performance. An important step towards mitigating this problem is to construct precise RF maps in the form of a conflict graph. Prior work on conflict graph construction, mostly using bandwidth tests [17], suffers from two problems: a) It is limited to static(More)
This paper presents the first wireless pairing protocol that works in-band, with no pre-shared keys, and protects against MITM attacks. The main innovation is a new key exchange message constructed in a manner that ensures an adversary can neither hide the fact that a message was transmitted, nor alter its payload without being detected. Thus, any attempt(More)
This paper introduces CarSpeak, a communication system for autonomous driving. CarSpeak enables a car to query and access sensory information captured by other cars in a manner similar to how it accesses information from its local sensors. CarSpeak adopts a content-centric approach where information objects -- i.e., regions along the road -- are first class(More)
We consider the problem of providing mobility support for Voice-over-IP (VoIP) traffic in small-scale enterprises. There is considerable interest in providing on-the-go support for VoIP through the use of WiFi-enabled smart phones. However, existing solutions either do not support client mobility or require client modifications, making them difficult to(More)
Dropping prices and increasing demand for a mobile workforce have caused a proliferation of wireless LANs in modern enterprises. In an attempt to increase wireless capacity and provide complete coverage, enterprises are turning to dense deployments of access points (APs). Unfortunately, APs on the same channel that ‘share the air’ are interference-limited,(More)
Wireless radios of the future will likely be frequency-agile, that is, supporting opportunistic and adaptive use of the RF spectrum. Such radios must coordinate with each other to build an accurate and consistent map of spectral utilization in their surroundings. We focus on the problem of sharing RF spectrum data among a collection of wireless devices. The(More)