Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Resource Allocation for Relay Assisted Communications
Wireless ad hoc networks have recently been the focus of an intense research and implementation effort. This talk will cover the topic of resource allocation for such networks, particularly, for nodes trying to communicate with their destinations via the help of a relay node. We will consider the optimization of the physical layer techniques as well as the transmit power expended in the system which together may dictate the formation of the MAC layer as well. We present our results and point to the open problems in this area.
Bio: Aylin Yener received BS degrees in Physics and in EE from Bogazici University, Istanbul, and MS and PhD degrees in ECE from WINLAB, Rutgers University, NJ. She is currently an assistant professor at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Her research interests are in wireless communication theory with emphasis on multiuser systems, information theory and wireless networking.
June 27, 2006, 10:40, G032