High Performance Networks: Modeling, Simulation & Analysis

Award Month: 
July - August 2011

The project deals with simulation and analysis of traffic, protocols, and control algorithms in high-performance packet networks. These research problems are interdisciplinary in their nature and require expertise in packet data networks (engineering and technology), statistical tools and analysis (applied mathematics), and data mining and visualization of large data sets (computing science).

The list of current sub-projects is:

1. Analysis of traffic traces and billing records from deployed wireless networks (E-Comm and Telus Mobility);

2. Use of analytical tools for traffic characterization and estimation of network performance;

3. Analysis and simulation of network protocols with active queue management schemes;

4. Application of control theory to modeling and analysis of network dynamics.

About Project Leader: Dr. Ljiljana Trajkovic

Dr. Ljiljana Trajkovic is a full Professor in the School of Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University. Prior to joining SFU, she was affiliated with the University of California, Barkley, Bell Communication Research, Bell Labs, University of California, Los Angeles, Syracuse University, and the University of Pristina. Professor Trajkovic's research interests are in communication networks and  nonlinear circuits and systems. She has published more than 160 scientific publications. Professor Trajkovic is well known as an excellent presenter, just in 2010 Dr. Trajkovic presented at 12 international conferences and workshops. Dr. Trajkovic is also a valuable member of the research community. She has been a member of numerous editorial boards and IEEE Society Offices. Currently she is the Editor of "Nonlinear Theory and its Applications" published by the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers. 

Dr. Trajkovic is one of the founding members of the IRMACS Centre.