The Capacity of Wireless Networks for Emerging Applications

Speaker : I-Hong Hou
Texas A&M
Date: 17/06/2015
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: LINCS Meeting Room 40


Abstract: Future wireless traffic is going to be dominated by emerging applications such as VoIP, video conferencing, video/audio streaming, etc. These applications have their unique traffic patterns, performance metrics, and service requirements. Traditional network performance metrics, such as throughput, delay, and delay jitter, can no longer provide a precise characterization for these emerging applications. In this talk, we discuss two different kinds of emerging applications. We introduce an analytical framework to model these applications and practical characteristics of wireless channels. We derive the capacity regions of wireless networks for serving these applications, and develop tractable scheduling policies for achieving the capacity regions.
Biography: I-Hong Hou is an assistant professor in the ECE Department of the Texas A&M University. He received his Ph.D. from the Computer Science Department of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests include wireless networks, wireless sensor networks, and real-time systems. He received the C.W. Gear Outstanding Graduate Student Award from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Silver Prize in the Asian Pacific Mathematics Olympiad.