Director

Steven Weber
Bio: Steven Weber received the BS degree in 1996 from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the MS and PhD degrees from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999 and 2003, respectively. He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Drexel University in 2003, where he is currently an associate professor. His research interests are centered around mathematical modeling of computer and communication networks, specifically streaming multimedia and ad hoc networks. He is a senior member of the IEEE.

Students

Ni An
Bio: Ni An has been a student in the ECE Department at Drexel University since June 2013, pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering. She received her B.S. in Communication Engineering from Hebei University of Science and Technology, China, in 2012. Her research interests are wireless communications and networking. Ni is currently investigating anomaly detection techniques for large scale wireless networks.
Bradford D. Boyle
Bio: Bradford received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University in 2006 and 2008. He is currently supported as a research assistant for an AFOSR supported project and is working to characterize the capacity losses for multiuser uplink and downlink channels. For his doctoral research, Bradford is investigating the combinatorial properties of distributed source coding rate regions for the design of efficient algorithms for compressing and communicating distributed network state across capacity constrained networks.
Congduan Li
Bio: Congduan Li has been a graduate research assistant pursuing Ph.D. degree under the guidance of Dr. Walsh and Dr. Weber in ECE department, Drexel University since Jun 2011. His research interests lie in information theory, network coding and wireless communications. His research is supported by NSF through grants CCF-1016588 and CCF-1053702. He received his B.S degree from University of Science and Technology Beijing, M.S degree from Northern Arizona University in 1998 and 2011, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering.
Jeffrey Wildman
Bio: Jeffrey received his M.S./B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Drexel University in 2009. He has completed internships with the Wideband Tactical Networking Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory (2007, 2009) involving simulation and emulation of wireless ad hoc networks, and with the Network Operating Systems Technology Group at Cisco Systems, Inc. (2012) working with the OpenFlow protocol. He is supported as a research assistant under funding provided by the US Army CERDEC and the NSF. Jeffrey is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in electrical engineering at Drexel University with research interests including signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR) vs. graph-theoretic modeling of wireless networks, and network design policies for performance gaurantees of scheduling algorithms.

Alumni

Lex Fridman
Bio: Lex received his MS from Drexel University in 2010 and his PhD in 2014. He is currently working at Google. His research interests include numerical optimization of communication networks, decision fusion, biometric authentication, machine learning, computer vision, data mining, software engineering, and robotics.
Ananth V. Kini
Ilaria Malanchini
Nan Xie
Zhen Zhao
Bryan Willman
Ankan Basak
Udaya Pillalamarri

Collaborators

John MacLaren Walsh
Jaudelice C. de Oliveira
Kapil R. Dandekar
Harish Sethu
Spiros Mancoridis
Ali Shokoufandeh
David Breen
Nagarajan Kandasamy
Jeffrey G. Andrews
Gustavo de Veciana
Robert W. Heath Jr.
Nihar Jindal
Martin Haenggi
Matteo Cesana
Athina P. Petropulu
Matti Latvi-Aho
Len Cimini
Roch Guerin
Radha Krishna Ganti
Javier Garcia-Frias
Marios Kountouris
Rahul Vaze
Moshe Kam
Kien T. Truong
Jiangyuan Li