Robust Mobile Wireless Networking

Speaker : Izhak Rubin
Date: 10/04/2013
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: LINCS Meeting Room 40


Cellular wireless networks are expanded to support ultra high speed multimedia applications and incorporate the use of next generation energy efficient micro base stations in supporting much higher density of mobile stations. The operations of neighborhood base station nodes are coordinated in a cross-layer manner to mitigate interference, adapt to traffic rate fluctuations and autonomously react to failure events. In turn, mobile ad hoc networking mechanisms are investigated for multitude of applications, when the involved networking systems do not make use of a permanent
backbone infrastructure. Hybrid architectures include systems that require dynamically adaptive multi hop access to backbone systems, and such
that demand resilient access and rapid adaptations to communications system degradations. Applications are planned for hybrid systems that
include vehicular networks that combine the use of multi hop ad hoc routing techniques, WiFi, cellular wireless access technologies, and cloud computing architectures. We will review our recent research developments and studies of such network systems, selecting from the following topics:

1. For cellular wireless networks : adaptive rate/power scheduling for multicasting and unicasting; micro base station aided resilient failover.; heterogeneous operations under the use of micro and macro base station layouts; design of resilient public safety network systems.

2. Vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs): Location aware multicast packet distributions to highway vehicles using inter-vehicular wireless networking protocols.

3. Mobile ad hoc networks: mobile backbone networking (MBN).


Izhak Rubin received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the Technion, Israel, and the Ph.D. degree from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA, in Electrical Engineering. Since 1970, he has been on the faculty of the UCLA School of Engineering and Applied Science where he is currently a Distinguished Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department. Dr. Rubin has had extensive research, publications, consulting, and industrial experience in the design and analysis of commercial and military computer communications and telecommunications systems and networks. Recent R&D projects include network design, simulation, management, and planning tools for network modeling and analysis, multi-task resource allocation, unmanned vehicle aided multi-tier ad hoc wireless communications networks; cross-layer adaptive power, rate and routing for mobile wireless cellular and ad hoc networks. He serves as co-director of the UCLA Public Safety Network Systems Laboratory. During 1979-1980, he served as Acting
Chief Scientist of the Xerox Telecommunications Network. He served as co-chairman of the 1981 IEEE International Symposium on Information
Theory; as program chairman of the 1984 NSF-UCLA workshop on Personal Communications; as program chairman for the 1987 IEEE INFOCOM
conference; and as program co-chair of the IEEE 1993 workshop on Local and Metropolitan Area networks. Dr. Rubin is a Life Fellow of IEE.
He has served as an editor of the IEEE Transactions on Communications, Wireless Networks journal, Optical Networks magazine, IEEE JSAC issue
on MAC techniques, Communications Systems journal, Photonic Networks Communications journal, and has contributed chapters to texts and encyclopedia on telecommunications systems and networks.