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Student/Faculty team (Todd Gardner & Cory Beard) win IEEE ComSoc Best Paper Award

Ph.D student Michael Todd Gardner and SCE faculty Dr. Cory Beard were awarded the “CQR Best Paper Award” at the International Communications Quality and Reliability (IEEE CQR) Workshop for their research paper, Evaluating Geographic Vulnerabilities in Networks. It was one of three papers chosen for this honor at the May 10-12, 2011 workshop held in Naples, Florida. The paper described their research into understanding geographic vulnerabilities in networks where events like floods, hurricanes, etc. can cause disruptions for network devices in a geographic area of impact. If particular combinations of network devices fail, entire parts of a network can become disconnected. In describing the aim of the research, Ph.D. student Mr. Gardner says, “the overall goal is to develop resilient networks for applications like emergency response in disasters and mission critical applications like air traffic control and military uses”.

The student/faculty team is continuing its work in collaboration with SCE Professor of Computer Science Dr. Deep Medhi, on a recent paper, Avoiding High Impacts of Geospatial Events in Mission Critical and Emergency Networks using Linear and Swarm Optimization, presented at the 2012 IEEE Second International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support (CogSIMA). The work extends the research described in the first paper by investigating optimization based approaches and methods to add new nodes to networks to reduce the vulnerability of networks to geographic events.

Paper Cititations:
Gardner, M.T.; Beard, C.; , “Evaluating Geographic Vulnerabilities in Networks,” Communications Quality and Reliability (CQR), 2011 IEEE International Workshop Technical Committee on , vol., no., pp.1-6, 10-12 May 2011.

M. T. Gardner, C. Beard, D. Medhi; , “Avoiding High Impacts of Geospatial Events in Mission Critical and Emergency Networks using Linear and Swarm Optimization”, Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support (CogSIMA), 2012 IEEE Second International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on , 6-8 Mar. 2012

SCE Students Receive Graduate Assistance Funds

SCE congratulates our graduate students, Vida Ferdowski, Xuan Liu and Swathi Soni, who were awarded funding by the UMKC Women’s Council which for 41 years has annually provided UMKC women graduate students’ access to research and/or travel funding via the Graduate Assistance Fund (GAF) awards. The awards are competitive and a maximum of $2000.00 may be requested. A luncheon honoring the 2012 Graduate Assistance Fund recipients and donors was held on March 13, 2012. SCE attendees included our GAF awardees and their faculty recommenders. Pictured here are Dr. Deep Medhi, Xuan Liu, Dr. Ken Mitchell, Vida Ferdowsi, Dr. Yugi Lee, Swati Soni, Dr. Kevin Truman, Dean of SCE.

Vida Ferdowsi, a Ph.D student in telecommunications and computer networking, was awarded a travel grant to present her paper Time-slot and Channel Assignment Algorithms in OFDM/TDMA Wireless Mesh Networks at the Consumer Communication and Networking Conference (CCNC’2012) in Las Vegas, Nevada this January 2012.

Xuan Liu, a Ph.D. student in telecommunications and computer networking, received funding to travel and conduct research at the University of Tokyo in Japan to study the design of Corelab, a network testbed developed by Professor Nakao’s research group. It provides a virtual network environment with good isolation and flexibility to support both wired and wireless virtualization experiments. Ms. Liu also worked with Professor Shingo Ata’s Research Lab Team at Osaka City University on a US-Japan trustworthy Internet of the future joint project. Her visit to Japan was supported by a grant from National Science Foundation and UMKC’s Women’s Council’s Graduate Assistance Fund.

Swati Soni, a Masters student in Computer Science (software engineering), received funding to present her paper, SmartApps Framework for Smart Energy, at one of two upcoming conferences, the 13th IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks, WoWMoM 2012, held in San Francisco and/or the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) conference held Baltimore in October 2012. The annual conference is sponsored by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology and is the world’s largest gathering of women in computing.

GPN appoints Deep Medhi to Cyberinfrastructure Committee

Great Plains Networks(GPN) has appointed Dr. Deep Medhi, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, to its Cyberinfrastructure Committee. Each state is allowed two members on the committee. Appointment is made by the state’s executive council member Gary Allen, Vice President of Information Systems for the University of Missouri. Dr. Gordon Springer, Associate Professor of Computer Engineering at the University of Missouri-Columbia, is the other member of Cyberinfrastructure Committee. The Great Plains Network is a consortium of universities in the Midwest, partnering to connect our members to the National Research & Education infrastructure, including Internet2, and to facilitate the use of advanced cyberinfrastructure across the network.

Deep Medhi receives two prestigious UMKC awards

Professor Deep Medhi has been recognized by UMKC for his outstanding graduate mentoring; he is the 2012 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Mentoring recipient, UMKC’s highest honor to a faculty member with a long-established career at the University who has made significant contributions to higher education through exceptional mentoring of graduate students. Dr. Medhi, an internationally known computer networking and telecommunications SCE faculty researcher, has also been recognized for his exceptional research career as the 2012 N.T. Veatch Award for Distinguished Research and Creative Activity awardee, the highest research award on campus given annually to a single faculty member. Please join us in congratulating him for being recognized for his continued pursuit of excellence in teaching, mentoring and research; he is truly an asset to UMKC and SCE. The faculty and staff awards ceremony is March 12, 2012. Last year Dr. Deep Medhi received (earned) the title of Curators’ Professor for his outstanding career as a researcher. We proudly note that Dr. Medhi is the first and only faculty member on campus to have the distinction being a curators’ professor, and awarded both these awards.

Deep Medhi & Baek-Young Choi local hosts for GEC12 Conference

UMKC is proud to host The 12th NSF Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) Engineering Conference (GEC12) that will take place November 2-4, 2011, in Kansas City, Missouri, at the Student Union Building The GEC is the National Science Foundation’s GENI Project Office’s (GPO) regular working meeting where researchers, developers, industrial & international partners and the GPO meet to advance infrastructure planning and prototyping for the GENI project on future networking. At this event, researchers from around the country will demonstrate their latest work on future networking prototypes. Pre-registration is required.

Evolving technological and social networks, intertwined and worldwide in scope, are rapidly transforming societies and economies. GENI is a project sponsored by the National Science Foundation, is open and broadly inclusive, providing collaborative and exploratory environments for academia, industry and the public to catalyze groundbreaking discoveries and innovation in these emerging global networks.

GENI is a virtual laboratory at the frontiers of network science and engineering for exploring future internets at scale. GENI creates major opportunities to understand, innovate and transform global networks and their interactions with society. Understand. Innovate. Transform – Make an Impact on Global Networks.

UMKC is involved in Great Plains Environment for Network Innovation (GpENI), one of the GENI funded projects. UMKC is partnering in the GpENI project with University of Kansas, Kansas State University, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln to set up an international research testbed for future network research. Deep Medhi, Curators’ Professor, and Baek-Young Choi, Associate Professor, are leading the effort at the UMKC end.

Deep Medhi answers Google Fiber questions

On March 30, the entire country watched as Google named its first high-speed broadband network site — Kansas City, Kan. At UMKC — just seven miles east of Google’s national test site.  Deep Medhi, SCE Professor of Computer Science, is also working to make Internet communications better, faster and more personalized. Because of his related research, Medhi answered questions about the #Google Fiber project during an NBC Action News live chat.  Click here to read the chat transcript and click here to view the complete UMKC Press Release.

Dr. Medhi is involved with the Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) which was formed to explore the possibility of changing the Internet at its very core. GENI is a multi-site virtual laboratory for network science and engineering research, funded by the National Science Foundation.  As part of this effort, UMKC’s member group, the Great Plains Environment for Network Innovation (GpENI), received a three-year grant worth $462,500. Medhi is trying to devise a programmable network. GpENI partner schools each have their tasks: the University of Nebraska is working on optical networking needed for a programmable network. Kansas State University is working on the end device programmability, and the University of Kansas is devising a new control to connect these pieces.

Professor Deep Medhi General Co-Chair for ITC 2011

Deep Medhi, Professor of Computer Science, is serving as the General Co-Chair for the ITC 2011 23rd International Teletraffic Congress, to be held from September 6-8, 2011 in San Francisco, CA.   ITC provides a venue for researchers from academia and industry interested in design and control of communication networks, protocols and applications.  ITC 2011 is soliciting for the submission of papers with original contributions, especially contributions that address novel issues, pioneer disruptive paradigms, or propose innovative models and techniques.  Furthermore, papers that provide important insights on real-world networking problems, e.g., based on measurements, application of analytical techniques or simulations, are strongly encouraged.  Deadline for Paper Registration is January 8, 2011 and the submission deadline is January 15, 2011.  See http://www.i-teletraffic.org/2011 for more details.