Students

Current Research Students

Greg L. Schrock, Bucknell University (summer research 2014, individual study fall 2014)

  • Project: Frameworks for ns-3
  • Contributions to the data collection framework
  • Engineering Student Research Symposium, Bucknell University.
    Poster [PDF]
  • Refactoring and expanding the visualization module for simulation output data
  • Co-author: “Data Visualization for Network Simulations”, with
    Christopher S. Main and L. Felipe Perrone. Winter Simulation Conference 2014, Savannah, GA.
  • Proposal to the Bucknell’s Program for Undergraduate Research [PDF]

Li Li, Bucknell University (summer research 2014, SAFE project staff)

  • Project: Frameworks for ns-3
  • Redesigning the ns-3 Data Collection Framework
  • Poster [PDF]

William S. Stratton, Bucknell University (summer research 2013, SAFE project staff, honors thesis)

  • Project: Frameworks for ns-3: design of web-based user interface, redesign of experiment description language, refactoring of framework for experiment execution, refactoring of interface for output data visualization, refactoring of command line user interface
  • Honors Thesis: “On Designing User Interfaces for the Description of Network Simulation Experiments”
    • Proposal [PDF]

Joseph Kale, Bucknell University (individual study fall 2014)

  • Project: Frameworks for ns-3
  • Contributions to the data collection framework

Nicholas Marshall (summer research 2014)

  • Project: Frameworks for ns-3
  • Expansion of the SAFE backend to support concurrency, additional visualization capabilities, and output data analysis

Previous Research Students

Shelby C. Kilmer, Bucknell University (Presidential Fellow)

  • Project: Frameworks for ns-3
  • Steady-state detection and output data analysis

Vinícius Daly Felizardo, Bucknell University (summer research 2013, independent study)

  • Project: Frameworks for ns-3
  • Refactoring of framework for experiment execution
  • Refactoring of command line user interface
  • Data collection framework
  • Steady-state detectors
  • Co-author: “The Design of an Output Data Collection Framework for ns-3,” with L. Felipe Perrone, Thomas R. Henderson, and Mitchell J. Watrous. Winter Simulation Conference 2013, Washington D.C.

Christopher Main, Bucknell University (independent study, summer research 2012, honors thesis)

  • Project: Frameworks for ns-3
  • Integration of SAFE and ns-3
  • Deployment of SAFE experiments in networks of workstation and multi-core platforms
  • Presented poster at WNS3 and attended ns-3 Developers’ Meeting in Desenzano, Italy. March 23-24, 2012.
  • Co-author: “SAFE: Simulation Automation Framework for Experiments”, with L. Felipe Perrone and Bryan C. Ward. Winter Simulation Conference 2012 [PDF].
  • Co-author: “User Interfaces for the Simulation Automation Framework for Experiments,” with L. Felipe Perrone. Winter Simulation Conference 2012 [PDF]. (Poster with extended abstract in conference proceedings.)
  • Honors Thesis: “Visualization Techniques for the Analysis of Network Simulation Results”
    • Proposal: [PDF]
    • Thesis: [PDF]

Tiago Gama Rodrigues, Universidade Federal do Piauí/Bucknell University, (summer research 2012)

  • Project: Frameworks for ns-3
  • Data collection framework

Aurimas Liutikas, Bucknell University (independent study, summer research 2011)

  • Project: Frameworks for ns-3

Andrew Hallagan, Bucknell University (honors thesis)

  • Project: Frameworks for ns-3
  • Summer research supported by the Accenture Discovery Undergraduate Research Fund (2009).
    • Project title: Developing an XML Language for Credible Wireless Network Simulation
    • Proposal: [PDF]
  • Co-author: An Experiment Automation Framework for ns-3. Andrew Hallagan, Bryan Ward, and Luiz Felipe Perrone. 3rd International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques (SIMUTools 2010). Torremolinos, Spain.
  • Independent study (Spring 2009, Fall 2009).
  • Honors Thesis: “The Design of XML-based Model and Experiment Description Languages for Network Simulation”
  • Placement: High Performance Technologies, Inc. (HPTi)

Bryan Ward, Bucknell University (honors thesis)

  • Projects: Frameworks for ns-3, SWAN Tools
  • Co-author: On the Automation of Computer Network Simulators. L. Felipe Perrone, Claudio Cicconetti, Giovanni Stea, and Bryan C. Ward. 2nd International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques (SIMUTools 2009). Rome, Italy.
  • Co-author: Enhancing the Credibility of Wireless Network Simulation with Experiment Automation. L. Felipe Perrone, Christopher J. Kenna, and Bryan C. Ward. IEEE International Workshop on Selected Topics in Mobile and Wireless Computing (STWiMob 2008). Avignon, France.
  • Co-author: An Experiment Automation Framework for ns-3 (poster). Andrew Hallagan, Bryan Ward, and L. Felipe Perrone. 3rd International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques (SIMUTools 2010). Torremolinos, Spain.
  • Supported by the Bucknell University Summer Undergraduate Research Program (2008).
    • Project title: Automated Optimization Study of Attack Models for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks
    • Proposal: [PDF]
  • Project title: Attack Models for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks (independent study, Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2009)
  • Awards: Northrop Grumman Scholarship, Barry Goldwater Scholarship, Outstanding Winner of MCM 2010
  • Summer research supported by NSF project award CI-ADDO-EN Frameworks for ns-3 (2010):
    • Project title: An Execution Manager For Parallel Simulation Experiments with ns-3
    • Proposal: [PDF]
  • Honors Thesis: “A Framework for the Automation of Discrete-Event Simulation Experiments”
  • Placement: PhD student at University of North Carolina Chappel Hill.

Tali Sason, Bucknell University

  • Project: Frameworks for ns-3
  • Summer research supported by the Bucknell University Program for Undergraduate Research (2010).
  • Project title: A Mechanism for Transient Detection in Metrics Estimated with the ns-3 Network Simulator
  • Proposal: [PDF]

Robert Bathmann, Bucknell University (honors thesis)

  • Honors Thesis:A Comparison of Wireless Network Protocols from a Simulation Perspective

Chris Kenna, Bucknell University (honors thesis)

  • Project title: SWAN Tools
  • Co-author: Enhancing the Credibility of Wireless Network Simulation with Experiment Automation. L. Felipe Perrone, Christopher J. Kenna, and Bryan C. Ward. IEEE International Workshop on Selected Topics in Mobile and Wireless Computing (STWiMob 2008). Avignon, France.
  • Honors Thesis:“An Experiment Design Framework for the Simulator of Wireless Ad Hoc Networks”
  • Placement: M.Sc. from The College of William & Mary, PhD student at University of North Carolina Chappel Hill.

Michael Dippery, Bucknell University

  • Supported by the Accenture Discovery Undergraduate Research Fund (2007).
  • Project title: An Investigation of Policies for Caching Radio Propagation Calculations in the Simulation of Wireless Networks.
  • Proposal: [PDF]
  • Final report: [PDF]
  • Implemented functionality in SWAN to read propagations maps in XML.
  • Implemented a k-d tree class in SWAN to allow for neighborhood searches in propagation maps.
  • Placement: PhD student at The College of William & Mary.

Phil Marquis, Bucknell University (independent study, Spring 2007)

  • Project title: Mobility Models for Wireless Ad Hoc Network Simulation in SWAN.
  • Placement: PhD Student at North Carolina State University

Sam Nelson, Bucknell University (honors thesis)

  • Co-author: A Study of On-Off Attack Models for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks. L. Felipe Perrone and Samuel C. Nelson. First IEEE International Workshop on Operator-Assisted (Wireless Mesh) Community Networks (OpComm 2006). Berlin, Germany.
  • Honors Thesis:“A Simulation Study of Connectivity Metrics for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks”
  • Placement: PhD in Computer Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Daniel Cross, Bucknell University (honors thesis)

  • Honors Thesis:“An Investigation into the Human/Computer Interface from a Security Perspective”
  • Placement: M.Sc. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University

Eric Reed, Bucknell University (independent study, Spring 2005)

  • Project title: Investigations in Applied Cryptography.
  • Placement: GE

Sam Nelson, Bucknell University (independent study, Spring 2005)

  • Project title: Investigations in Applied Cryptography.

Aaron Schwager, Bucknell University (independent study, Spring 2005)

  • Project title: Investigations in Applied Cryptography.

Sam Nelson, Bucknell University

  • Supported by the Accenture Discovery Undergraduate Research Fund (2004).
  • Project title: A Simulation Study of Denial of Service Attacks on Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks.
  • Proposal: [PDF]
  • Final Report: [PDF]

Eric Graham, Bucknell University

  • Supported by the Bucknell University Summer Undergraduate Research Program (2004).
  • Project title: A Study of Radio Propagation Models in the Simulation of Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks.
  • Proposal: [PDF]
  • Placement: Akamai Technologies.

Brad Spengler, Bucknell University (independent study, Spring 2004)

  • Project title: Increasing Performance and Granularity in Role-Based Access Control Systems.

Josh Shaffer, Bucknell University (honors thesis)

  • Honors Thesis:“A Performance Evaluation of Operating Systems Emulators”
  • Placement: Apple Computer.

Previous Research Students (Dartmouth College)

Daniel Philp (undergraduate intern; Winter 2001/2002, Spring 2002)

  • Coded a SWAN battery consumption model for IEEE 802.11b.
  • Collaborated in the early development of the TinyOS Scalable Simulation Framework (TOSSF)

Noah H. Miller (undergraduate intern; Summer 2002, Fall 2002, Summer 2003)

  • Developed a SWAN model for the Dynamic Source Routing (DSR) algorithm.
  • Integrated the Scripts for Organizing ‘Speriments (SOS) package into SWAN.
  • Collaborated in the verification of radio propagation models and the IEEE 802.11b MAC model for SWAN.

Evan W. Richardson (undergraduate intern, honors’ thesis advisee; Fall 2002, Winter 2002/2003)

  • Developed helper applications for surveying signal strength of IEEE 802.11b networks.
  • Implemented modeling infrastructure for digital terrain descriptions in SWAN.
  • Developed a SWAN model for radio signal propagation according to the Irregular Terrain Model (ITM).
  • Investigated ITM sensitivity to model parameters.
  • Investigated the effects of ITM and 2-ray ground reflection on upper layer protocols.
  • Thesis title: An Evaluation of the Impact of Models for Radio Propagation on the Simulation of IEEE 802.11b Wireless Networks.
  • Honors Thesis: [Dartmouth] [PDF]
  • Reference: Technical Report TR2003-450, Dept. of Computer Science, Dartmouth College

 

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