Research

Description

My research interests focus in pervasive computing, peer-to-peer systems, networking, and wireless networks. I am particularly interested in energy efficient protocols, modeling and analyzing routing and medium access control (MAC) protocols, cross layer design mechanisms, directional antenna protocols, and pervasive applications for ad hoc networks.
       
Various properties of wireless networks, such as mobility, frequent disconnections and varying channel conditions, make designing efficient protocols for such networks a challenging task. Therefore, enhancing the performance of wireless networks requires alleviating the effect of the physical layer characteristics (e.g., channel noise) and developing cross layer mechanisms to exploit the those characteristics in favor of enhancing network performance. In my dissertation work, I focused on the impact of cannel noise, physical layer capture effect, and the use of the directional antenna on the design of reliable and efficient routing and MAC protocols taking into account cross layer interaction between both layers as well as the physical layer.



Active Projects
  • Bluetooth Open-Source Stack (BOSS) - A Flexible and Extensible Bluetooth Research Platform
    • The objectives of this project is to design, develop, and disseminate a flexible and extensible open-source Bluetooth platform (BOSS) that will enable new research opportunities for the wireless and mobile computing community. The platform will enable development and evaluation of schemes, services, and applications across all layers of the Bluetooth stack, through the creation of a community-maintained, open-access repository.

Funding
  • Siemens (January 2012 - December 2012)
  • ODU SEED (January 2012 - December 2012)