Tag Archives: Cognitive Networks

29.04.2013 – Talk by Erol Gelenbe

Title: Towards energy efficient QoS
Time: 13:00
Location: Meeting room
Type: Research Result
Speaker: Erol Gelenbe
Often, papers regarding energy savings in computer systems
and networks discuss average power consumption (in watts) which is
easier to measure and understand than actual energy consumption
(in joules or watt-hours). Furthermore not much attention has yet been devoted
to energy efficiency in conjunction with the quality of service (QoS) delivered
to users. Based on our own work on different architectures including
packet network routing, systems that include multiple servers, cloud computing
and mobile devices, we will show how energy consumption together with
QoS can be optimised for end users.

Brief Bio:
Erol Gelenbe’s curent projects, funded by EU FP7, UK EPSRC and UK MoD,
cover both energy savings in ICT and network security. His recent papers in the
Physical Review and ACM/IEEE journals and conferences, deal with performance and
energy considerations, but also with gene regulatory networks and protein alignment.
He is an IEEE and ACM Fellow, and a member of several national academies
of science and of engineering. He received the ACM SIGMETRICS Life-Time
Achievement Award, the France-Telecom Prize of the French Academy of Sciences,
and several honoris causa doctorates, and decorations from France and Italy.

28.02.2013 – Talk by Malik Mazhar Hussain

Title: An Introduction to Cognitive Networks
Time: 14:00
Location: Meeting room
Type: Introduction
Speaker: Malik Mazhar Hussain

A cognitive network is a network that has the capability of sensing the environment and adjusting the network parameters accordingly.  The purpose of this talk is to give an overview of the technology, and address some basic questions like why, when and where this technology can be used. The key challenges of cognitive networks with respect to routing, security, frequency management and implementation will be presented.