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Makowski, Armand

Armand Makowski
2357 A.V. Williams Bldg.

Research Interests 

Dr. Makowski's research interests broadly lie in applying advanced methods from the theory of stochastic processes to the modeling, design and performance evaluation of a variety of engineering systems, with particular emphasis on communication systems and networks. Recent activities include the asymptotic methods for the performance evaluation of switching systems, long-range traffic modeling for multimedia applications in high-speed networks, many-flow asymptotics for TCP modeling, modeling locality of reference in caching systems, applications of swarm intelligence techniques to networking, stochastic control formulation of resource allocation issues in wireless networks (e.g., handoffs and paging) and random graph modeling in wireless networks.


Armand M. Makowski received the Licence en Sciences Mathematiques from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles in 1975, the M.S. degree in Engineering-Systems Science from U.C.L.A. in 1976 and the Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Kentucky in 1981. In August 1981, he joined the faculty of the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Maryland at College Park, where he is presently a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

He has held a joint appointment with the Institute for Systems Research since its establishment in 1985, and was its Associate Director for Research during 1995--1996. He is also a co--founder of and active participant in the Maryland Hybrid Networks Center (formerly the Center for Satellite and Hybrid Communication Networks), a NASA center for the development and commercialization of space.

He has held visiting positions at the Technion (Israel), INRIA (France), IBM T.J. Watson Research Center (Hawthorne), AT&T Bell Laboratories (Murray Hill) and AT&T Research Labs (Florham Park). Armand Makowski was a C.R.B. Graduate Fellow of the Belgian-American Educational Foundation for the academic year 1975-76; he is also a 1984 recipient of the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award.

Honors and Awards 

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2006

Young Faculty awards
NSF PYI, 1984

Related News 

Narayan, Zhou, Schlotfeldt, Strahan win ISR outstanding awards
ISR confers awards of excellence in its annual ceremony. September 13, 2016

Makowski, La win NSF grant for modeling mobile wireless networks
Research will explore how different network connectivity concepts shape resource allocation when nodes are mobile. September 22, 2008

Krishnaprasad gives inaugural Cymer Distinguished Lecture
Cymer Center for Control Systems and Dynamics June 19, 2008

Makowski receives NSF grant for modeling wireless networks
Research will contribute to the study of random graphs through probabilistic techniques. September 17, 2007

Makowski named IEEE Fellow
Recognized for contributions to traffic modeling in computer networks November 4, 2005

WMAL Interviews Armand Makowski
Interview focused on the August 14 power outage. August 2, 2003

Davis, Makowski, Milner receive optical wireless networks contracts
Research will design, prototype, and field test a unique prototype optical 3-dimensional communication node September 15, 2001