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Network Infrastructure

Network Infrastructure


The Internet of Things places new demands on network infrastructure and requires new solutions that address such distinctive features of IoT as the vast number of nodes, the huge amounts of data collected from leaf nodes of typically low bit rate, the novel network management issues that arise, and the need to support novel paradigms such as edge computing and edge networking.

These concerns relate both to wireless networks often used for the “last hop” to IoT devices, which have novel requirements for low power and typically modest bitrate, mesh and other ad-hoc networks used by IoT devices to self-organise as a ntwork, and the optical and electronic hardware needed in the “backhaul” network needed to connect this multitude of devices to the cloud.

Selected Publications

•  M. Collier, "A systematic analysis of equivalence in multistage networks", Journal of lightwave technology, vol. 20, pp. 1664, no. 9, 2002.
•  R. Bolla, R. Bruschi, F. Davoli, L. Di Gregorio, P. Donadio, L. Fialho, M. Collier, A. Lombardo, D. Recupero and T. Szemethy, "The green abstraction layer: A standard power-management interface for next-generation network devices", IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 17, pp. 82-86, no. 2, 2013.
•  P. Liu, S. Chaudhry, T. Huang, X. Wang and M. Collier, "Multi-factorial energy aware resource management in edge networks", IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, vol. 3, pp. 45-56, no. 1, 2018.
•  P. Liu, S. Chaudhry, X. Wang and M. Collier, "PROGRES: A programmable green router with controlled service rate", IEEE Access, vol. 7, pp. 143792-143804, 2019.
•  K. McGee and M. Collier, "6LoWPAN forwarding techniques for IoT", 2019 IEEE 5th world forum on internet of things (WF-IoT), 2019.