Prof. Jelenkovic and Ph.D. Student Jian Tan Win a Best Paper Award

Ph.D. student Jian Tan has won the Best Student Paper Award at the 20th International Teletraffic Congress for the paper: "Is ALOHA Causing Power Law Delays?", joint work with his adviser Prof. P.R. Jelenkovic.

Short description:
ALOHA is one of the first and most basic distributed Medium Access Control (MAC) protocols that represents a basis for many modern MAC protocols, e.g., Carrier Sense Multiple Access. We discover a new phenomenon showing that a basic finite population ALOHA model with variable size (exponential) packets results in power law transmission delays and possibly even in zero throughput.

500 W. 120th St., Mudd 1310, New York, NY 10027    212-854-3105               
©2014 Columbia University