Clark School Home UMD

ISR News Story

Ephremides is PI for NSF grant on energy-efficient cognitive networking

Professor Tony Ephremides (ECE/ISR) is the principal investigator for a new National Science Foundation collaborative research grant, “Energy-Efficient Cognitive Networking.” The two-year, $172,860 grant is a special project of NSF’s Computer & Information Science & Engineering directorate.

The grant is part of a new NSF Finnish-US collaboration program, and is a joint effort between the University of Maryland; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.; and the Center for Wireless Communications at the University of Oulu in Oulu, Finland.

The project addresses two of the grand challenges of the next decade: green wireless communication systems and spectrum efficiency, through a collaborative research and education plan utilizing optimization theory, and involving researchers from the U.S. and Finland.

The research will consider energy efficiency for cognitive radio networks and introduces a novel optimization-based methodology. It builds on existing results to establish a new focus on green cognitive networking. The way in which energy is consumed in cognitive networks provides unique opportunities for exploiting the cognitive process to save energy and for using energy reduction techniques to modify and improve the performance of cognitive networks.

A unique feature of this project is the introduction of an optimization-based methodology for establishing and attaining ultimate performance limits. In this project, PIs develop energy performance bounds that yield insights for design of general networks, derive optimal tradeoffs between fundamental performance criteria, use optimization formulations for establishing and achieving ultimate performance limits, and design protocols that are optimal in the presence of temporal cognitive systems evolution.

Research results of this work will be widely promulgated through the usual means of publication and dissemination and will have significant impact on energy efficiency of spectrum-efficient wireless systems.

Related Articles:
Sennur Ulukus is PI for NSF grant on secure cognitive radio networks
Ulukus named Anthony Ephremides Professor in Information Sciences and Systems
Maryland researchers awarded $1M DARPA Lagrange program cooperative agreement
Ephremides is PI for new ONR 'age of information' grant
Schonfeld, Ryzhov team up for NSF EAGER grant
Ephremides speaks at Princeton EE commencement event
Ephremides and colleagues issued U.S. Patent 9,318,232
Alumnus Tassiulas Wins 2016 IEEE Kobayashi Award
Alumna Enlu Zhou earns tenure at Georgia Tech
NSF Funds Novel Research to Create Scalable Wireless Networking, Averting Usage Crisis

October 24, 2011


Prev   Next

 

 

Current Headlines

ECE Names 2017-2018 Distinguished Dissertation Fellows

UMD Celebrates Invention of Year Winners, Ventures, and Partnerships at 'Innovate Maryland'

Ulukus named Anthony Ephremides Professor in Information Sciences and Systems

Maryland researchers develop computational approach to understanding brain dynamics

Alumnus Raef Bassily joins Ohio State as tenure-track faculty

Maryland researchers awarded $1M DARPA Lagrange program cooperative agreement

Bill Regli featured at Global Industrial Cooperation Conference

Brin Family Prize to Support Excellence in Drone-Related Activity

Schizophrenia drug monitoring device research featured on IEEE Sensors Letters cover

Maryland researchers awarded DARPA cooperative agreement to develop robotic swarm strategies

News Resources

Return to Newsroom

Search News

Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar