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KAUST- NSF Conference
on Environmental Monitoring - 6
November - 2017
Western Michigan University
Ala Al-Fuqaha (S’00-M’04-SM’09) received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, in 1999 and 2004, respectively. Currently, he is Professor and director of NEST Research Lab at the Computer Science Department of Western Michigan University. Dr. Al-Fuqaha served as the Principal Investigator or Co- Principal Investigator on multiple research projects funded by NSF, Cisco, Boeing, AVL, Stryker, Wolverine, Traumasoft, and Western Michigan University.
His research interests include Wireless Vehicular Networks (VANETs), cooperation and spectrum access etiquettes in cognitive radio networks, smart services in support of the Internet of Things, management and planning of software defined networks (SDN), intelligent services for the blind and the visually impaired, QoS routing in optical and wireless networks, and performance analysis and evaluation of high-speed computer and telecommunication networks. In 2014, he was the recipient of the outstanding researcher award at the college of Engineering and Applied Sciences of Western Michigan University.
He is currently serving on the editorial board for John Wiley’s Security and Communication Networks Journal, John Wiley’s Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Journal, EAI Transactions on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems, and International Journal of Computing and Digital Systems. He is a senior member of the IEEE and has served as Technical Program Committee member and reviewer of many international conferences and journals.
All sessions by Ala Al-Fuqaha
Smart Infrastructure for Livable Communities
Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities with more than six devices per person connected to the Internet. This implies that billions of devices and systems are embedded in a city’s infrastructure. Smart city services rely on computation and communication resources and analysis of the tremendous data to enhance safety, efficiency, productivity and quality of life for its citizens. In this talk, we showcase our research towards the softwarization of networks and endowing them with intelligent services to manage their resources in support of smart city applications. We start by describing two new biologically inspired channel selection strategies for societies of secondary users in dynamic spectrum access networks. Such channel selection strategies can be utilized in support of a wide variety of applications including vehicular networks and the Internet of Things (IoT). Then we present our work on a versatile platform for the development of IoT applications that dynamically leases cloud resources to deliver services that maximize the revenue collected from the delivery process of sensory data to IoT application users given Quality of Service (QoS) guarantees. We finish our talk by summarizing our work on a smart white cane to enhance the safety and crossing abilities of pedestrians at wide and complex intersections. This system is composed of three subsystems, the veering adjustment system through RFID technology (D2I), vehicle alert system through D2D and the cloud (D2V & V2D), and the green time system where connection is established through WiFi with the signal controller (D2I).
Western Michigan University
11:30 - 12:00