The Modeling and Analysis of Networks (MAN) Lab at Drexel University conducts cutting-edge research on the mathematical modeling and performance analysis of communication networks. The unifying objective of our research is to apply mathematical tools (in particular, probability theory and optimization theory) to a variety of practical communication network scenarios (e.g., ad hoc and cellular wireless networks, multimedia networks, preemptive networks) with the aim of identifying optimal or efficient network designs and illuminating fundamental performance tradeoffs. These designs and performance tradeoffs will lead to insights in constructing and operating next generation networks.

Representative Publications

Steven Weber, Jeffrey G. Andrews, "Transmission capacity of wireless networks", In Foundations and Trends in Networking, vol. 5, no. 2--3, pp. 109-281, 2012. [bibtex] [pdf]

Lex Fridman, Steven Weber, Charles Graff, David Breen, Kapil R. Dandekar, Moshe Kam, "OMAN: a mobile ad hoc network design system", In IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 11, no. 7, pp. 1179-1191, 2012. [bibtex]

John MacLaren Walsh, Steven Weber, "A recursive construction of the set of binary entropy vectors", In Proceedings of the 47th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Monticello, IL, 2009. [bibtex]

Zhen Zhao, Steven Weber, Jaudelice C. de Oliveira, "Heavy traffic analysis of a multi-class loss link with preemption", In Proceedings of the 41st Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS), Baltimore, MD, 2007. [bibtex]

Nan Xie, Steven Weber, "Geometric approximations of some Aloha-like stability regions", In Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Austin, TX, 2010. [bibtex]