Research Interests:

My current research interests include (but are not limited to):

  • Computer networks
  • Network planning
  • Wired and wireless communication networks
  • Mobile computing
  • Network architecture
  • Network optimization
  • Cloud computing
  • Software defined networking (SDN)


Available Projects for New Students:

Project 1

Title: Mobility Management in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks

Descripiton: With the co-existence of different wireless technologies and the increasing mobility of users as well as the requirements for higher quality of service, mobility management remains an important issue in next generation wireless networks (NGWN). Although, several protocols have been proposed in the literature (e.g., IETF, 3GPP, etc.) such as MIPv4, MIPv6, FMIPv6 and PMIPv6, seamless mobility is not guaranteed. In this project, we plan to analyze the existing protocols and propose new mechanisms that enhance the performance of those protocols.

Requirements: C/C++, network simulation tools (NS-2, OPNET), Linux, hands-on experience

Project 2

Title: Network Virtualization and Software-Defined Networking (SDN)

Descripiton: SDN is emerging as one of the most promising and disruptive networking technologies. It has the potential to give network operators more control of their infrastructure, allowing customization and optimization, therefore reducing overall capital and operational costs. OpenFlow is the core element of SDN in terms of implementation. The main focus of this project is to study the performance of OpenFlow for virtualized network. In other words, investigate the complex mechanisms that enable network virtualization and SDN concepts with lower overhead as much as possible.

Requirements: C/C++, Linux, hands-on experience

Project 3

Title: Long Term Evolution (LTE) System Design

Descripiton: LTE is becoming the defacto technology for mobile broadband networks. Although, self-organizing networks (SON) concepts have been defined in LTE specification for the access network, existing solutions are not able to fulfill the requirements. The SON concepts have not been defined for the EPC (Evolve Packet Core) of LTE. The main focus of this project is to develop innovative reference models for the design of LTE that take into account SON concepts.

Requirements: C/C++, network simulation tools (NS-2, OPNET)


I am currently a member of the following research center/labs: