The Networking and Communications area focuses on the design and performance evaluation of communication systems and data networks of all kinds, including wireless/cellular, optical, ultra-low power, vehicular, mobile, wearable, data center networks, cyber physical systems, and the Internet. Methods range from analyzing and refining existing approaches to the development of new and evolving networking techniques and systems.
Research areas: Large-Scale Optical Switching Fabrics, Optical Interconnection Networks for High-Performance Computing, Optical Interconnection Networks for Data Center Computing Systems, Integrable Interconnection Network Systems and Subsystems, Inter-Chip Multi-Processor Interconnection Networks, and Intra-Chip Multi-Processor Interconnection Networks.
Research areas: Scientific foundations of policy that impact engineers and engineering systems, network economics, science and management of innovations and knowledge-creation, cooperative inter-networking, network planning and resource sharing.
Research areas: Wireless networks and systems including cross-layer considerations, full-duplex, multicast video, throughput optimization, energy-harvesting, and Medium Access Control. Resilience of computer networks and the power grid to large scale attacks.