To perform research on modeling and optimization techniques for efficient design,
analysis, deployment, and operation of embedded systems. The challenge is to establish
the techniques in the presence of non-parametric behavior, performance, and properties
of complex applications and intricate implementation technologies.
Current projects include:
- Mobility Modeling: We work on the development of a data-driven mobility model, using
statistical likelihoods for path selection and speed of movement. Our focus is on
the development of a framework to support any mobility traces and for ease of evaulation
of various communication protocols, deployments, etc under such models.
- Energy Efficient Wireless Protocols: We work on the development of wireless protocols
which consider energy metrics for lifetime extension in sensor netowrks.
- Mobile Computing & Applications: We work on the development of socially influenced
mobile phone applications for developing countries. Challenges include working with
limited and out-dated hardware, limited infrastructure and cost models in deployed
areas, and facilitating current computation models to the platform. Another focus
is on the development of peer-to-peer mobile and social information networks.
- Architectures for Emerging Interconnect Technologies: With the emergance of new
on-chip interconnect technologies, CAD is facing a drastic shift in optimization
priorities, such as power, area, and bandwidth. We are developing new architectures
and optimization techniques for emerging technologies, such as RF, optical, and/or