Kurtis Heimerl

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University of Washington


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Kurtis is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering. He received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley where he worked on Commmunity Cellular Networks: low-cost, low-power, locally owned cellular infrastructure. After Berkeley he co-founded Endaga to commercialize the work on Community Cellular and joined Facebook to continue that effort. His research focuses primarily on access, continuing to build and evaluate Community Cellular networks the world over, in partnership with organizations such as Rhizomatica, Facebook, and others. He is a developer on CommunityCellularManager and a close partner with Facebook’s OpenCellular. Beyond access he also is interested broadly in cellular. Some examples projects include countering “Stingray” IMSI-catcher devices and lower-power communications.