Title Topics in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks
Instructor Prof. Sanjay Srivastava
Term Autumn

An ad hoc network is a collection of wireless nodes that can dynamically form a multi-hop network without necessarily using any network infrastructure. We are interested in studying a wide cross-section of problems including link and mobility models, MAC protocols, routing protocols, quality of service, cooperation, and energy efficiency using cross-layer optimization mechanisms. We will also study distributed algorithms for solving common problems of time synchronization, localization, resource allocation, and data management.

As a research-oriented course, it focuses on in-class lectures and discussions, as well as hands-on assignments and projects using network simulation tools. A selection of research papers will be used to show how these problems are conceptualized, modeled and solved.

Students are expected to find an appropriate problem and apply any of the techniques taught to substantially solve the problem during this course. Course includes a seminar and presentation component and is geared towards preparing the students as researchers in this area.