October 24, 2005
ECE Professor Ozan Tonguz, one of his Ph.D. students, Evsen Yanmaz, and Sudhir Dixit, a Nokia fellow, published a paper entitled, "On the Design of Self-Organized Cellular Wireless Networks" in the July 2005 issue of IEEE Communications Magazine. According to the main IEEE publications database, IEEE Xplore, it was among the top 100 most accessed IEEE documents this August.
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The paper explores if and how small-world and scale-free network models can be applied to cellular networks, which typically do not exhibit self-organizing or scalability properties. In particular, the work provides algorithms which facilitate the design of robust, reliable, scalable, and efficiently utilized wireless networks via self-organizing mechanisms. This research was funded through a grant provided by Nokia Research.