December 16, 2018

Workshop on Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Wireless Networks,
May 8-9, 2008

Fields Institute

Organizing Committee:
Jorg Liebeherr, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering,, Toronto
Peter Marbach, Dept. of Computer Science, Toronto
Ravi Mazumdar, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Waterloo
Catherine Rosenberg, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Waterloo

Supported by


Mathematical models play an important role in the understanding and control of wireless computer networks. They allow to obtain insight into how networks and traffic are formed, as well as into how to design mechanisms and algorithms to efficiently transmit information. Mathematical models are also an essential tool to understand the fundamental performance limits and trade-offs wireless networks. As the network infrastructure is changing and new applications are emerging, the mathematical models need to evolve as well. The workshop explores recent developments in mathematical modeling and analysis of wireless networks in areas such as network coding, cellular wireless networks, wireless ad hoc and mesh networks, and cognitive radio.

Confirmed Speakers

Sem Borst, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs & Eindhoven Univ. of Techology
Ed Knightly, Rice University
Vikram Krishnamurthy, University of British Columbia
Armand Makowski, University of Maryland
Laurent Massoulie, Thomson Research
Mike Neely, University of Southern California
Alexandre Proutiere, Microsoft Research
Devavrat Shah, MIT
Ness Shroff, Ohio State University
Patrick Thiran, EPFL Lausanne
Jean Walrand, UC Berkeley
Edmund Yeh, Yale University


Thursday May 8, 2008
8:00 Registration
8:20 Welcome
8:30-9:15 Devavrat Shah, MIT
On capacity scaling in arbitrary wireless networks
9:15-10:00 Mike Neely, University of Southern California
Dynamic Data Compression for Wireless Transmission over a Fading Channel
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:45 Edmund Yeh, Yale University
Information Dissemination in Mobile Wireless Networks
11:45-2:15 Lunch Break
2:15-3:00 Vikram Krishnamurthy, University of British Columbia
Global Games and Correlated Equilibria for Decentralized Spectrum Access
3:00-3:30 Coffee Break
3:30-4:15 Ed Knightly, Rice University
Modeling and Experimental Validation of Multi-Hop Wireless Networks
4:15-5:00 Jean Walrand, UC Berkeley
A Distributed Algorithm for Optimal Throughput and Fairness in Wireless Networks with a General Interference Model
5:00- 6:00 Discussion
Friday May 9, 2008
8:30-9:15 Ness Shroff, Ohio State University
Optimizing Energy Efficiency for Sleep-Wake Enabled Sensor Networks Using "Anycasting"
9:15-10:00 Armand Makowski, University of Maryland
Intersecting Random Graphs
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:45 Laurent Massoulie, Thomson Research
Content Popularity and User Profiling for Content Placement in Peer-to-Peer VoD Systems
11:45-2:15 Lunch Break
2:15-3:00 Patrick Thiran, EPFL Lausanne
Fairness, Spatial Reuse and Phase Transition in 802.11 Networks
3:00-3:30 Coffee Break
3:30-4:15 Sem Borst, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs & Eindhoven Univ. of Techology
Some Distributed Resource Sharing and Scheduling Problems in Wireless Networks
4:15-5:00 Alexandre Proutiere, Microsoft Research
Scheduling Mobile Users in Wireless Networks
5:00-6:00 Discussion

Participant List

Fullname University Name
Abouzeid, Alhussein A. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Ahmadzadeh, Seyed Ali University of Waterloo
Alamdar-Yazdi, Amin University of Toronto
Ansari, Mehdi University of Toronto
Baligh, Mohammadhadi Nortel
Ciucu, Florin University of Toronto
Datta Gupta, Syamantak University of Waterloo
Doostnejad, Roya Redline Communications Inc.
Ebrahimi, Masoud University of Waterloo
Ekici, Eylem Ohio State University
Eryilmaz, Atilla Ohio State University
Fallahi, Afshin University of Toronto
Farbod, Amin University of Toronto
Farmanbar, Hamid University of Waterloo
Feng, Chen University of Toronto
Field, David General Motors Research
Gabrail, Sameh University of Waterloo
Ganjali, Yashar University of Toronto
Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Yashar University of Toronto
Guan, Xiaoyang University of Toronto
Gurewitz, Omer Ben Gurion University
Haddad, Jean-Paul University of Waterloo
Honarvar, Ali University of Toronto
Ioannidis, Stratis University of Toronto
Jiang, Libin University of California, Berkeley
Khoshnevis, Behrouz University of Toronto
Knightly, Edward W. Rice University
Krishnamurthy, Vikram University of British Columbia
Lawniczak, Anna University of Guelph
Le, Long University of Waterloo
Lee, Ju Yong University of Toronto
Leon-Garcia, Alberto University of Toronto
Li, Baochun University of Toronto
Liang, Ben University of Toronto
Liebeherr, Jörg University of Toronto
Lin, Yunfeng University of Toronto
Livanos, Georges Humber College
Luo, Jun University of Waterloo
Ma, Zhongjing McGill University
Makowski, Armand M. University of Maryland
Malhamé, Roland École Polytechnique de Montréal
Marbach, Peter University of Toronto
Mason, Lorne McGill University
Massoulié, Laurent Thomson Research
Mazumdar, Ravi R. University of Waterloo
Melodia, Tommaso State University of New York at Buffalo
Mitran, Patrick University of Waterloo
Mohsenian-Rad, Amir-Hamed University of British Columbia
Neely, Michael J. University of Southern California
Nikjoo, Mohammad University of Toronto
Phan, Khoa University of Alberta
Ponniah, Jonathan University of Waterloo
Pourahamdi, Vahid University of Waterloo
Proutiere, Alexandre Microsoft Research
Rabbat, Michael McGill University
Rosenberg, Catherine University of Waterloo
Sappidi, Rajasekhar University of Waterloo
Shah, Devavrat Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Shah-Mansouri, Vahid University of British Columbia
Sharif, Muhammad University of Toronto
Shea, Christine University of Toronto
Shimony, Benyamin University of Alberta
Shroff, Ness B. Ohio State University
Sue, Christopher University of Toronto
Thiran, Patrick EPFL
Uddin, Md. Forkan University of Waterloo
Ustebay, Deniz McGill University
Valipour, Majid University of Toronto
Vorobyov, Sergiy University of Alberta
Walrand, Jean University of California, Berkeley
Wong, Felix University of Toronto
Wong, Vincent University of British Columbia
Wu, Chuan University of Toronto
Xie, Liang-Liang University of Waterloo
Yeh, Edmund Yale University
Yu, Dongsheng Nortel
Zhang, Le University of Toronto
Zhang, Xinyu University of Toronto


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