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Wired reindeer herders is topic, May 2

Avri Doria, a research consultant with Luleå University of Technology in Sweden, will discuss the Sámi Network Connectivity project in a lecture at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, in the Friend Center auditorium.

The Sámi are a semi-nomadic tribe of reindeer herders. Swedish researchers have combined sensor networks with remote Internet access to provide tribal members with e-mail, cached Web access, reindeer herd-tracking telemetry and basic file and data transfer services. The sensor networks are attached to snowmobiles.

The talk is part of a lecture series on "Technology for Developing Regions" sponsored by the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

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