Olivier Sebastien Midy

Olivier Sebastien Midy
MIT EECS Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Advisor: Michael Carbin
Department: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Areas of Research: Computer Systems
Years: 2016-2017

SigShare: Data Synchronization with Intermittent Mobile Web Connections

With the rising prominence of mobile devices there has been an increased reliance on data retrieval via the mobile web. In the absence of reliable connections the ability to update information on devices is lost thus hindering much of their functionality. This project explores designs for a mobile framework which allows mobile devices and their applications to share data updates within the confines of a localized ad hoc network. The implications of such a design in resource allocation security and user privacy are brought to attention and an early implementation of the SigShare system will be presented.

This SuperUROP provides me the opportunity to explore the specific interests I have developed during my time as a computer science student at MIT - networking system design and back-end systems. By developing the SigShare project I look to expand my depth of knowledge in these fields ultimately being able to use what I have learned to develop technologies which have impact both within and outside of academia.