Research Projects

Computational Biology

Each year, cancer is responsible for 13% of all deaths worldwide. Despite significant advances in the fight against cancer, these statistics make clear the need for additional research into new treatments. There has been growing interest in the use of computational models as an effective approach to aid cancer researchers. read more...

Game With a Purpose in Education

Designing a game with a purpose (GWAP) is known as a facet of human computation that tries to elicit useful computational work as a funny multi player game. read more...

Security Games

Security mechanisms often require the active contribution of several parties. Using game theory, the possible strategic and selfish behaviors of parties in security mechanisms can be captured and analyzed. read more ...

Smart Grid

The future smart grid is envisioned as a large-scale cyber-physical system encompassing advanced power, communications, control, and computing technologies. In order to accommodate these technologies, it will have to build on solid mathematical tools that can ensure an efficient operation of such heterogeneous systems. read more...
 

Social Networks

Social networks often serve as a medium for the diffusion of ideas or innovations. An individual’s decision whether to adopt a product or innovation will be highly dependent on the choices made by the individual’s peers or neighbors in the social network. read more...

Wireless Networks

Wireless networks are inherently more subject to change than wired ones. Given mobility and interference, as well as energy/power constraints, many wired "cooperative" protocols (e.g. for packet routing/forwarding) are simply not readily adoptable for the wireless medium. With so much competition for resources in the overcrowded unlicensed and cellular-licensed bands, cooperation, an essential feature of networking, has to be incentivized. Using cooperative and non-cooperative game theory, we tackle this problem in an array of wireless scenarios, with a focus on forth-generation (4G, LTE) and fifth-generation (5G) technologies.