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TSSG student successfully defends PhD

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04th January 2013


The Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG) are delighted to announce the enormous achievement of Stepan Ivanov, who, on the 12th of December, defended his PhD dissertation. Stepan was supervised by Dr. Dmitri Botvich and Dr. Sasitharan Balasubramaniam. His internal examiner was Dr. Alan Davy and the external examiner was Professor Yacine Ghamri-Doudane (ENSIIE / CNRS, France).

Stepan began his research in the TSSG in 2007, initially as an MSc student before transitioning his research to PhD level in November 2009. Stepan is a current member of the newly forming Emerging Networks Laboratory (ENL) Group and previously worked on the HEA funded Futurecomm project.

Stepans dissertation was entitled “Cooperative multi-channel wireless networks and their applications” It addressed a Future Wireless Network (FWN) to consist of a large amount of miniature inexpensive autonomous devices spread in various geographical areas and location (e.g. hospitals, hotels, camping sites). Along with the miniature devices the FWN may incorporate a set of WiFi access points (APs) which would provide users with local Internet access. Omnipresence, autonomy and self-sufficiency would become the key features of the FWNs and would result in their rapid market deployment. In the dissertation Stepan addresses challenges of the FWN design such as efficiency of resource utilisation, adaptability, flexibility, and feasibility of user control and fine-tuning. The challenges are addressed through multi-channel techniques of node cooperation.

Stepan, like all TSSG PhD students enjoyed the research environment offered within the TSSG, saying that “TSSG has provided me with an excellent environment that ensured my continuous growth as a researcher. Along the way I have learnt all the skills necessary in the modern research world. I am very excited and curious to see what the future brings next. ”


For more information, please see links below:

To learn more about student life at TSSG, click here

To learn more about Stepan Ivanov, click here

To learn more about ENL, click here

Learn more about the Futurcomm project here