ThesisMulti-Hop Cognitive Networks
This position deals with multi-hop networks formed by secondary
(cognitive) users opportunistically taking advantage of available spectrum holes. The focus of the position will be on performance analysis (e.g. studying the long-term connectivity properties of such networks, and the quality of service that could be supported under different primary activity profiles) and routing/transport aspects (e.g. appropriate metrics for choosing cognitive paths based on availability statistics, and opportunistic forwarding mechanisms to deal with "unexpected" primary user activity).
The selected candidate will have a chance to develop an expertise in diverse areas, in addition to Cognitive Networks and Mesh Networks, like Probabilistic Analysis, Complex Networks, Delay Tolerant Networking.
This position is partially funded by the French ANR project LICORNE (Leveraging Insurance for services providers cohabitation over Cognitive Radio Networks).