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Resource Allocation in Communication and Social Networks

Abstract As networks are playing an increasingly prominent role in different aspects of our lives, there is a growing awareness that improving their performance is of significant importance. In order to enhance performance of networks, it is essential that scarce networking resources be allocated smartly to match the continuously changing network environment. This dissertation focuses on two different kinds of networks - communication and social, and studies resource allocation problems in these networks. The study on communication networks is further divided into different networking technologies - wired and wireless, optical and mobile, airborne and terrestrial. Since nodes in an airborne network (AN) are heterogeneous and mobile, the design of a ... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Shirazipourazad, Shahrzad (Author) / Sen, Arunabha (Advisor) / Sen, Arunabha (Committee member) / Xue, Guoliang (Committee member) / Richa, Andrea (Committee member) / Saripalli, Srikanth (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Computer science / Communication Networks / Networks / Optimization / Resource Allocation / Social Networks
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 171 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Computer Science 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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