Computer Communication Networks
(Yue Laboratory)

With the rapidly increasing penetration of laptop computers and mobile phones, which are primarily used by mobile users to access Internet services like e-mail and World Wide Web access, support of Internet services in a mobile environment is an emerging requirement. Wireless networks have been used for communication among fully distributed users in a multimedia environment that has the needs to provide real-time bursty traffic (such as voice or video) and data traffic with excellent reliability and service quality. To satisfy the huge wireless multimedia service demand and improve the system performance, efficient channel access methods and analytical methods must be provided.

Yue's Laboratory treats a wide range of subjects, from the basic theories of Operations Research such as Queueing Theory and Markov Decision Processes, to the real applications of communication systems to offer new efficient exact and approximate analytical solution methods and techniques.

Current major research topics of Yue's Laboratory include, but are not limited to:

Operations Research:
Queueing Theory and its Application
Queueing Analysis of Traffic Networks
Markov Decision Processes
Stochastic Models and Processes
Network Optimal Design
System Optimization

Modeling and Performance Analysis:
Mobile Traffic Systems
Multi-Channel Systems
Multimedia Networks
Multi-Hop Networks
Wireless LANs
Cellular Systems
Ad Hoc Networks
Multiple Access Protocols

Network Economics in Communication Networks:
Risk Management,
Decision Support Systems,
Network Optimal Design and Revenue Management
Stochastic Demand

Systems Engineering:
Transportation Systems
Production Systems

Learning Networks:
Applications in Multimedia Networks
Databases and Storage Systems XML
Distributed Systems and the Web Operating Systems