Erol Gelenbe's seminars
These seminars give the opportunity to researchers and PhD students to present their work in the field of telecommunication networks.
- Date : 25/10/2011 au 27/10/2011
- Lieu : Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée (Salle Euler Violet)
- Intervenant(s) : Erol Gelenbe
- Organisateur(s) : Inria
At Inria Sophia Antipolis centre, this research is leaded by three projects:
- MASCOTTE, for the development of methods and tools, with particular emphasis on the design of the telecommunication networks, circuit-switched networks and mobile networks (graph theory, parallel algorithms....)
- MAESTRO, for the modelling and performance evaluation of networks (queueing theory, Markov chains....)
- PLANETE, for the design, implementation and evaluation of Internet protocols and applications.
Each week, a member of one of these three projects or an invited speaker gives a presentation of one hour, with a particular emphasis on the general problem considered and on the technics used. These seminars are intended for a large and non-specialist audience.
On october, the invited speaker is Erol Gelenbe , Professor in the Dennis Gabor Chair, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, Imperial College London. He will present two seminars :
25th of october (2 pm): Self Aware Networks and QoS
- We will present results from an ongoing experimental research project which focuses on ways in which a packet network can pursue goals that satisfy its users needs, based on self-observation and adaptation by the network itself. The technique uses our ideas from the Cognitive Packet Network patent with smart packets that are routed to search the best available paths according to user specified QoS criteria. The method has been applied to conventional QoS metrics such as delay, loss and jitter as well as to other criteria such as energy consumption and security.
27th of october (2 pm): Networked Auctions
- Auctions have become a common technique for economic exchanges in the Internet, and this talk will outline a theory of auctions where buyers and sellers compete collectively, resulting in the emergence of equilibrium economic outcomes. The underlying mathematics is derived from queueing theory and the analysis we present results in product form equilibrium solutions.
About the Speaker
Erol's current research addresses self-organised communications, as well as broader issues of the theory of networked systems including chemistry, bioinformatics, economics and physics, and his recent papers appear in the Physical Review, as well as in ACM and IEEE journals. Born in Turkey, Erol founded the performance evaluation research activities at Inria and in French Universities, and his work has had world wide impact. As a result he was the first computer scientist to receive the Prix France Telecom in 1996, he was elected to the Academy of Sciences of Hungary and Turkey, he received the ACM SIGMETRICS Life-Time Achievement Award and is a Fellow of ACM and IEEE. A member of Academie des Technologies, he received honoris causa doctorates from the Universities of Liege, Roma II, and Bogazi i (Istanbul), and Italy awarded him the Commander of Merit and Grand Officer Medals.