I would like to welcome (back) Marshall Asch to the Bridging The Canadian Divide team. Marshall recently completed his Bachelor of Computing in computer science at the University of Guelph.
Marshall has decided to continue his studies by pursuing a Master’s in Computer Science at the University of Guelph. As part of his degree program, he will spend several internships working at Left in Maple Ridge, British Columbia on the RightMesh platform.
Marshall Asch is starting his Masters in Computer Science at the University of Guelph, where he received his Bachelor of Computing in 2019. His research focus is on data storage in Mobile Mesh Networks. This is a type of network where cell phones connect to each other using wifi and bluetooth instead of cell towers. This allows people to communicate with each other even if they are not directly connected by automatically forwarding messages. He recognizes the gap in connectivity that exists in Canada and around the world. 14% of Canadians and around 50% of the world does not have broadband internet access at home. Marshall has been doing research on ad-hoc networks to help bridge the connectivity gap in regions where traditional networking infrastructure is too expensive and infeasible to deploy.