Cory Beard, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Office: 550G Flarsheim Hall
Phone: 816-235-1550
Email

Research Focus/Expertise

  • Ultra-reliable low latency cellular communication
  • Application to emergency, public safety, air traffic control, and electric utility smart grid communications
  • Reliability, quality of service and performability for service-oriented architectures
  • Scheduling and service prioritization for wireless systems
  • Sensor networks for home energy savings
  • Preemptive and queuing policies for emergency traffic in wireless cellular networks
  • MAC layer quality of service and emergency traffic prioritization in ad-hoc networks

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Kansas, 1999
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri–Columbia, 1992
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri–Columbia, 1990

Book

Cory Beard and William Stallings, Wireless Communication Networks and Systems, Prentice Hall, 2016.

Journal Publications

Other Publications

Conference Publications

Book Chapters

  • Jiazhen Zhou and Cory Beard, “Providing Emergency Services in Public Cellular Networks,” Cellular Networks: Positioning, Performance Analysis, Reliability, Intech, March 2011, pp. 285 304, Chapter 13. Shekhar S.,
  • Zhefu Shi and Cory Beard, “QoS in the Mobile Cloud Computing Environment,” Mobile Networks and Cloud Computing Convergence for Progressive Services and Applications, IGI Global, 2014.

Other Papers and Reports

Ph.D. Dissertation

Research

Mentoring Philosophy

Research Interests

  • Reliability, quality of service, and performability for queuing networks, especially service oriented architectures.
  • Scheduling and service prioritization for public safety communications in 4G wireless cellular systems.
  • User cell selection in heterogeneous 5G networks, including queueing performance and handover control traffic modeling
  • Cooperative relaying to extend coverage into difficult locations for cellular systems.
  • LTE emergency applications, including direct link and mission critical push-to-talk capabilities.
  • Sensor networks for home energy savings.
  • Preemptive and queuing policies for providing preference to emergency traffic in wireless cellular networks.
  • Sensor networks for emergency search-and-rescue operations, specifically problems of localization, routing with uncertain information, and network-friendly query processing.
  • MAC-layer quality of service and emergency traffic prioritization in ad hoc networks using queueing theory models and game theory.

Research Funding

  • Principal Investigator, “Analysis of the FAA NextGen SWIM Architecture,” Federal Aviation Administration.
  • Principal Investigator, “Advanced Network Simulation Tools,” Sprint Corporation.
  • Principal Investigator, “CAREER: Priority Users and Applications on the Internet,” National Science Foundation CAREER Award.
  • Co-Investigator, “Constraint-Based Routing for Traffic Engineering in MPLS/GMPLS: Year II.”
  • Principal Investigator, “Prioritized Preemption In Stressed Networks”, University of Missouri Research Board.
  • Principal Investigator, “Architectures for Infinite Capacity Networks.”
  • Co-Investigator, “Constraint-Based Routing for Traffic Engineering in MPLS/MPLambdaS.”