"Utility-base Routing and Its Application Wireless Networks"

Professor Jie Wu,
Department of Computer & Information Sciences,
Temple University

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

CoRE Building Lecture Hall


A paramount concern in dynamic wireless networks is efficient utilization of limited resources. The dynamic nature of wireless networks makes it difficult to use limited resources in a cost-efficient way. The traditional single-utility model, such as link quality, is inadequate for addressing this problem. In this talk, we discuss a composite utility model and use the routing problem in dynamic wireless networks as its application. Specifically, we integrate cost and link quality into a single network utility metric together with the benefiit of successful delivery of a routing packet to evaluate routing optimality. An efficient algorithm design, both centralized and distributed, is presented. Finally, several extensions to the basic model are discussed.


Jie Wu is chair and professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Temple University. Prior to joining Temple University, he was a program director at the National Science Foundation. His research interests include: wireless networks, mobile computing, routing protocols, fault-tolerant computing, and interconnection networks. He has published more than 550 papers in various journals and conference proceedings. He serves in the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Computers and Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing. Dr. Wu was also general co-chair for IEEE MASS 2006, IEEE IPDPS 2008, and DCOSS 2009 and is the program co-chair for IEEE INFOCOM 2011. He has served as an IEEE Computer Society distinguished visitor. Currently, he is the chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Distributed Processing (TCDP), an ACM distinguished speaker and a Fellow of the IEEE. Dr. Wu is the recipient of 2011 China Computer Federation (CCF) Overseas Outstanding Achievement Award.