2012-03-30 13:07:43DataMiser

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Application Areas

  • Radio Network Management and Systems Innovations
  • Compression and Data Management Techniques

Quick Pitch

DataMiser. The data optimizing solution. We reduce your cellular data, you reduce your bill.


The demand for mobile data has been rising exponentially. Gadgets like smartphones and tablets are being rolled out at an unbelievable pace. New apps for streaming music and video content, cloud storage and interactive gaming are being launched. The user is becoming hungrier for more data. The flipside to this is that most mobile operators have eliminated unlimited plans and have increased the data costs. The user has no choice but to pay huge bills.

DataMiser is a solution that helps alleviate this problem. It is an intelligent application that can figure out what content the user might use and downloads this to her device when she is connected to Wi-Fi. This means that when she tries to access content when on a 3G or 4G network, some of that content is already available on the device thus reducing the amount of content downloaded from the cellular network.

How does it work? Consider the following scenarios. Do you read news from the same website while you travel to work every morning? Do you have that one friend on Facebook who posts really funny videos that you always watch? Do you always stream a particular station on Pandora at lunch time? There are definitely patterns to how you access content on your mobile device. DataMiser picks up these patterns and takes advantage of them by reducing your data download which means that you are effectively enjoying more content than what your data plan would have entitled you.

The DataMiser app runs in the background on your mobile device and logs information about your data usage patterns as well as your Wi-Fi and cellular availability. This information is sent to the DataMiser server over Wi-Fi which uses the historical and current information to predict what content you might be requesting. This content will be downloaded to your device over Wi-Fi without interrupting normal operation. When you decide to use a precious chunk of your data plan to watch that funny video, it might already be there on your device. The more DataMiser learns about you, the better it predicts, giving you, the user, more than what you bargained for.

Technical Proposal

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Personal Statement

We are a team of three members. All of us share a common passion for technology and innovation and view this competition as an opportunity to make a contribution in this domain. Akash is a PhD student from Rutgers University working in Winlab. His research areas include networking and scheduling techniques for wireless technologies with a strong focus on algorithms. Ashwin recently graduated from Rutgers University with a Masters degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and works as a Software Developer for wireless systems. He has prior experience with mobile applications. Samson also is recent graduate from WINLAB at Rutgers and is currently working as a product development engineer focussed on latest LTE technology . He has a strong expertise in cellular technologies, mobile networks and spectrum access techniques. Between us, we have diverse areas of expertise covering every technical aspect of our project which we will use to successfully accomplish our goals.


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  • Gaurav GulatiApril 06, 2012 at 11:11am

    Great work !! All the best.

  • Kevin D'SouzaApril 06, 2012 at 5:53pm

    Interesting.. Just what's needed..

  • Saket KandoiApril 08, 2012 at 9:50am


  • Nisha ShahApril 11, 2012 at 1:41am


  • sanjeeth veigasApril 11, 2012 at 7:29am

    nice... will save a lot of cost for mobile users.... very good idea which has a wide scope....

  • ashish betalaApril 11, 2012 at 12:13pm

    Great Work Brother All the Best For Future En-devours

  • gangi palemApril 11, 2012 at 2:42pm

    Interesting Idea.. Good Luck :)

  • rahul chindaliaApril 11, 2012 at 9:44pm

    great Idea Sirji........ carry on

  • rahul chindaliaApril 11, 2012 at 9:49pm

    virtual intelligence !!!

  • dipika jainApril 11, 2012 at 10:03pm

    am not able to vote ???? :(

  • Samson SequeiraApril 12, 2012 at 7:50am

    Thanks for the votes and the encouraging comments everyone! Spread the word and get your friends to vote as well.nIf someone from your home or workplace has voted, you cannot vote if you are using the same IP address. Try voting from a different place.

  • Melvin MApril 16, 2012 at 2:50pm

    All the best

  • Vanitha FurtadoApril 16, 2012 at 4:55pm

    Good Luck Samson!! I was the 100th voter for you :)n-Vanitha

  • Poulomi DasApril 17, 2012 at 11:17am

    Nice piece of work... Good luck !!

  • Murtuza BengaliApril 18, 2012 at 6:06pm

    Sounds awesome...all the very best!! Cheers!!

  • Saurabh NangiaApril 19, 2012 at 11:03am

    good stuff!

  • Saurabh NangiaApril 19, 2012 at 11:03am

    good stuff!

  • Shirshank BhattacharyaApril 19, 2012 at 12:26pm

    Amazing, oh my god just what I need!!!

  • Rilson DsouzaApril 19, 2012 at 12:55pm

    True justice in an expensive era!!! Great concept guys!!! ATB

  • Siddhita MhatreApril 22, 2012 at 7:31pm

    Sounds great!!! Awesome concept :)

  • Yue GuoApril 22, 2012 at 7:42pm

    all the best!!!!

  • Mayur MadawarApril 22, 2012 at 8:29pm

    good luck!

  • Richard NazarethApril 23, 2012 at 12:54am

    Cool application. All the best!!!!

  • Sohan DasApril 23, 2012 at 11:17am

    Good job buddy..!

  • Naveen GaneshApril 24, 2012 at 12:23am

    Superb,.. All the best

  • Dhananjay PandeyApril 25, 2012 at 2:20am

    I enjoyed reading it, insanely good work, Look for even more crazy threads!!

  • Shamit ShrivastavaApril 25, 2012 at 7:41am

    the pandora scenario was sufficient to earn my vote. All the best!

  • Sai DoddiApril 25, 2012 at 4:04pm

    Good job.

  • Aravinda MisraApril 25, 2012 at 11:03pm

    Good Job

  • soumali deApril 26, 2012 at 5:53am

    GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!

  • Geeta VinnakotaApril 26, 2012 at 7:22am

    I've an unlimited data plan, but I still am annoyed by the 'Cannot stream! Streaming over the cellular network is disabled !' messages. This idea is very promising remedy for such annoyances !

  • Neeraj GoyalApril 26, 2012 at 12:29pm

    Good Stuff

  • Anoop ChoudharyApril 26, 2012 at 3:24pm

    Great work .. All the Best !!

  • Carol PintoApril 27, 2012 at 1:58am

    all the best

  • Annika AlbuquerqueApril 27, 2012 at 11:24am

    Great App. All the best guys!

  • Pranav ShastriApril 28, 2012 at 9:24am

    Good Luck Samson!!!...All the best to ur team!!!

  • Kartheek PathuriApril 28, 2012 at 2:37pm

    Brilliant! Good Luck!

  • Yulong YangApril 28, 2012 at 4:55pm

    man keep it up!

  • Lambert RegoApril 29, 2012 at 9:44am

    good project....

  • Sumanta GhoshApril 29, 2012 at 11:49am

    market research confirms that high-end smartphone users are increasingly accessing the internet on their phones. This underscores the importance of having networks that are smart, scalable and provide superior performance to deliver on end user experience

  • ravi kiranApril 29, 2012 at 7:35pm

    Nice work n ATB

  • Shreyas .April 30, 2012 at 2:33am

    We are rooting for you

  • natasha monteiroApril 30, 2012 at 5:26am

    awesome stuff!

  • Ambadas N VApril 30, 2012 at 6:18am

    nice work buddy!!

  • Rohit VanjariApril 30, 2012 at 6:42am

    very interesting and thought provoking

  • Royston D\'SouzaApril 30, 2012 at 6:52am

    All the best Samson & to you team as well.. Breakthrough in technology!!

  • awanish singhApril 30, 2012 at 9:05am

    well done

  • Rohit bahlApril 30, 2012 at 10:16am

    good luck (DP)

  • Nirdesh MittalApril 30, 2012 at 1:43pm

    Great work and wishing you luck!

  • Prem PatelApril 30, 2012 at 1:52pm

    Good Luck with your project Guys.

  • Shankar NilakantanApril 30, 2012 at 6:00pm

    Gr8 Work guys! way to go

  • Danny dudeApril 30, 2012 at 6:02pm

    way to go

  • Khang NApril 30, 2012 at 6:08pm

    congrats good job

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