George Mason University

Network Architecture and Performance Lab


People

Current Research Members

Research Faculty:

  • Brian L. Mark, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Contact: bmark AT gmu DOT edu

Ph.D. Students:

Advanced to candidacy:
  • Hanke Cheng, Ph.D. student in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
    Co-advised with Prof. Yariv Ephraim
    Contact: hcheng7 AT gmu DOT edu
  • Frank Skirlo, Ph.D. student in Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Contact: fskirlo AT gmu DOT edu
  • Zheng Wang, Ph.D. student in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
    Contact: zwang23 AT gmu DOT edu

Pre-candidacy:
  • Massieh Kordi Boroujeny, Ph.D. student in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
    Co-advised with Prof. Yariv Ephraim
    Contact: mkordibo AT gmu DOT edu

Alumni

Visiting Scholars/Postdoctoral Research Fellows:

  • Anaïs Vergne, Visiting scholar: July/2013.
    Currently: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Computer Science and Networks, Télécom ParisTech, Paris, France.
  • Shensheng Tang, Postdoctoral research fellow: Dec/2006 - Aug/2009.
    Currently: Associate Professor, Department of Engineering Technology, Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, Missouri, U.S.A.
  • Yi Xie, Visiting scholar: Sept/2007 - Sept/2008.
    Currently: Associate Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Communication Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China.

Ph.D. Graduates:

  • Joseph M. Bruno, "Wideband and Multiband Temporal Sensing for Opportunistic Spectrum Access," Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Thesis Defense: Mar. 28, 2017. Co-advised with Prof. Yariv Ephraim, ECE Dept.
    Currently with The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD.
  • Neshat Etemadi Rad, "Delay and Traffic Rate Estimation in Network Tomography," Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Thesis Defense: Nov. 6, 2015. Co-advised with Prof. Yariv Ephraim, ECE Dept.
    Currently with GEICO, Chevy Chase, MD.
  • Yuandao Sun, "Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Radio Networks," Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Thesis Defense: Sep. 4, 2015. Co-advised with Prof. Yariv Ephraim, ECE Dept.
    Currently with Deloitte, Tysons Corner, VA.
  • Thao Nguyen, "Hidden Markov Model Based Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Radio," Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Thesis Defense: Apr. 26, 2013. Co-advised with Prof. Yariv Ephraim, ECE Dept.
    Currently with National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD.
  • Inja Youn, "Delay-Based Methods for Robust Geolocation of Internet Hosts," Ph.D. in Information Technology, Thesis Defense: Jan. 22, 2013. Co-advised with Prof. Dana Richards, Dept. of Computer Science.
    Currently an Assistant Research Professor at Dept. of Computer Science, Georgetown University.
  • Tuan Do, "Joint Spatial-Temporal Spectrum Sensing and Cooperative Relaying in Cognitive Radio Networks," Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Thesis Defense: December 15, 2010.
    Currently Director of Software Engineering at Avizia, Arlington, VA.

  • Soonyong Sohn, "Multipath and Explicit Rate Congestion Control for Data Networks," Ph.D. in Information Technology. Thesis Defense: May 12, 2010.
    Currently with Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, Laurel, MD.
  • Ahmed Nasif, "Opportunistic Spectrum Access Using Localization Techniques." Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Thesis Defense: Apr. 20, 2009.
    Currently an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering Technology at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Oshkosh, WI, U.S.A.
  • Youming Chen,"High Performance Fiber-based Optical Coherent Detection." Ph.D. in Information Technology, Thesis Defense: Nov. 20, 2008.
    Currently with Fibertek, Inc., Herdon, VA.

  • Charikleia Zouridaki, "Trust Establishment for Reliable Data Packet Delivery in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks." Ph.D. in Information Technology, Thesis Defense: April 11, 2007.
    Currently with Sprint, Reston, VA.

  • Marek Hejmo "Denial-of-Service Resistant Quality-of-Service Signaling for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks." Ph.D. in Information Technology, Thesis Defense: July 31, 2006.
    Currently with Cvent, Inc., McLean, VA.

  • Zainab R. Zaidi, "Mobility Modeling and Management in Wireless Networks," Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Thesis Defense: Feb. 5, 2004.
    Currently with National ICT Australia, Sydney, Australia.
  • Alexe E. Leu, "Design and Analysis of Handoff Algorithms for Mobile Networks," Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Thesis Defense: Nov. 14, 2003.
    Currently with CACI International, Inc., Arlington, VA.
  • Xiaomin Lu, "Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Broadband Switch Architectures," Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Thesis Defense: Dec. 13, 2002.
  • Currently with NXP Semiconductor, Austin, TX.

M.S. Thesis Graduates:

  • David Stoner, "Performance Evaluation of Internal Delay Inference in Queuing Networks," M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Thesis Defense: April 25, 2016.
    Currently with Boeing, Fairfax, VA.
  • Abinash Vasudevan, "An Empirical Study of an Anonymity Metric for Data Networks," M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Thesis Defense: August 23, 2012.
  • Lianjie Cao, "Explicit Rate Congestion Control Overlay Network," M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Thesis Defense: July 30, 2011.
    Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Science at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
  • Krishna Pradeep Addada , "Software Adaptive Flow Intelligent Router," M.S. in Computer Engineering, Thesis Defense: April 19, 2010.
    Currently with Verisign, New Castle, DE.
  • Tugba Erpek, "Location-Based Propagation Modeling for Opportunistic Spectrum Access in Wireless Networks," M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Thesis Defense: December 4, 2007.
    Currently with Intelligent Automation, Inc., Rockville, MD.
  • Shidong Zhang, "Adaptive Explicit Rate Flow Routing Overlay System," M.S. in Computer Engineering, Thesis Defense: August 1, 2007.
    Currently with Google, Mountain View, CA.
  • Varnit Suri, "Mobility-aware Routing for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks," M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Thesis Defense: Nov. 29, 2006.
    Currently with The Boston Consulting Group, Boston, MA.
  • Abdul Aziz Mohammed, "High Speed Network Security: Defense of DDoS Attacks," M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Thesis Defense: Dec. 11, 2002.
    Currently with AMD, Markham, Ontario, Canada.

Undergraduate Reseachers:

  • Yiwei Fang, B.S. student in Computer Engineering. Spring 2016 and Summer 2017.
  • Anatoliy Zinovyev, B.S. student in Mathematics and Computer Science. Fall 2016 and Spring 2016 URSP Scholar.
  • Qing Chen, B.S. student in Electrical Engineering. Summer 2015.
  • Yian Hu, B.S. student in Electrical Engineering. Summer 2015.
  • Liban Hassan, B.S. student in Computer Engineering.
    NSF LSAMP Scholars Program (PI: Prof. Alok Berry) , Summer 2013.
  • Bridget Lane, B.S. student in Computer Science. Fall 2012/Spring 2013.
  • Rafael Reynoso, B.S. student in Computer Engineering.
    Scholars Program, Summer 2009.


Last updated: September 6, 2017.