Master/PhD Research Projects Opportunities
new PhD students
Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)
Traffic congestion in urban areas is a pressing issue both in
Australia and around the globe. Intelligent transport systems (ITS) have
recently emerged as a potential solution to traffic congestion, where
transportation infrastructure is complemented with information and communication
capabilities (i.e. smart infrastructure) to make better use of the existing
roads and related infrastructure.
The Swinburne Intelligent Transport Systems Laboratory headed
by the ARC Future Fellow A/Prof Hai Vu is a joint collaboration between
VicRoads and Swinburne
University of Technology aiming to tackle real complex problem such as traffic
congestion. In this Lab we will analyse traffic data, develop real-time route
guidance systems, evaluate performance of the V2V and V2I communications, and
also design and optimize traffic control mechanisms.
PhD students are sought who are familiar with at least two of
the following areas: optimization, stochastic modeling, data mining, control
theory, queuing theory, game theory, traffic theory, signal processing and
Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
VoIP services become increasingly important and offer a great opportunity to
Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in generating revenue. At the same time it
raises many technical challenges in providing high-quality services, such as
delay constraint, interoperability and reliability.
The objective of this research is to
explore issues related to the integration of voice and data networks and come up
with solution that can be implemented in current communications networks.
In this project we will examine various Distributed Denial of
Service (DDoS) attacks on wireless network, and develop a framework to test and
evaluate the effectiveness of different defensive techniques against those
attacks. A range of research relates to vulnerability assessment and security of
a network will also be conducted in this project.
Wireless Sensor Network
In this project we will analyse the performance of energy
efficient protocols (including both MAC and routing protocols) for wireless
sensor network. Questions related to target tracking, data collection and
protocol design will also be investigated.
Performance Evaluation of 802.11 MAC protocol in
Wireless local area networks (WLANs) are rapidly
being deployed to provide users with network connectivity without being tethered
off of a wire network. In WLANS the IEEE 802.11 Medium Access Control (MAC)
protocol is widely used to share the wireless medium between users. The
performance of the wireless network, as well as the quality of service (QoS)
offered in WLANs depend heavily on the mechanism of the 802.11 MAC protocol.
In this project we will develop an analytical model for the 802.11 MAC protocol
which can be used in finding the optimal parameter setting for 802.11 MAC
protocol and to improve the overall network performance.
Interest in topics listed above
Passion for research
Good programming skills (Matlab and/or C, C++)
Information for perspective research
students can be found
Please contact me if you are interested in these projects.
Room: EN 606b
Phone: 9214 8119