DAYTON, Ohio — An Ohio researcher just got a grant to find ways to make internet speeds faster. 

What You Need To Know

  • Feng Ye is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Dayton 

  • Ye got a grant to research ways to make speeds faster 

  • Ye hopes to reduce internet delays to milliseconds in the future 

From remote surgeries to self-driving cars, to live-streaming videos and Zoom calls, a University of Dayton researcher is working to make it so there is only a fraction of a delay. 

Through his research, Feng Ye hopes to reduce internet delays to mere milliseconds in the future. 

“The magic number is five—five milliseconds. We want this whole process to be completed within five milliseconds, so that makes it pretty hard, so what we’re trying to do is speed up this process by using artificial intelligence and try to make it less than one millisecond,” said Ye. 

Ye got more than $160,000 from a National Science Foundation grant to do the research. He said he expects to have it finished in the next five years and will be using University of Dayton graduate students to help.