Title: Summer Research in Probability and Networking
Director(s): Dov Chelst
Dates of Program: July 3 - October 27, 2006
Summary: Students will use discrete probability, graph theory and computer modeling with Matlab to analyze two kinds of networks. One group will model an ad hoc wireless (cellphone) network in which communications are relayed from a transmitter to a receiver through a series of intermediate devices. They will address the issues of connectivity when simultaneous conversations may interfere with each other.
Additional groups will examine a BitTorrent file sharing network. One research group will consider measures of a network’s robustness affecting file availability or “health”. Another group will explore the effects of malicious nodes that connect to the network in order to disrupt it.
Student Researchers Supported by MAA:
- Elga Ginsberg
- Pedro Ibarra
- Ian Mitchell
- Dennis Scottbey
- Samuel Taylor
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