Advisory Board

Dr. Sami Ayyorgun

The PhysOrg article Networks of the Future: Extending Our Senses into the Physical World said

The picture of a future with wireless sensor networks-webs of sensory devices that function without a central infrastructure — is quickly coming into sharper focus through the work of Los Alamos National Laboratory computer scientist Sami Ayyorgun.
Proponents of this new technology see a world with deployments to improve a wide range of operations. Engineers could wirelessly monitor miles of gas and oil pipelines stretching across arid land for ruptures, damage, and tampering. Rescue workers might detect signs of life under the rubble of a collapsed building after an earthquake, thanks to a network of sensors inside the structure. Armed forces could keep an eye on a combat zone or a vast international border via a sensor network that could promptly provide alerts of any intrusion or illicit trafficking.
“It’s not easy to envision the impacts that sensor networks will make, both socially and economically,” Ayyorgun said. “Like many other researchers, I think they are likely to rival the impact that the Internet has made on our lives.”

Sami Ayyorgun, Ph.D. is Computer Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory.
His research focuses on Computer & Communication Networks and Systems where he researches Quality of Service (QoS) Guarantees, Wireless Communications (including Ad-Hoc and Sensor networks), High-Performance Computing, Network Traffic Characterization, Scheduling, Network Measurement, Transport Protocols, and Resource Allocation.
Sami coauthored A Systematic Approach for Providing End-to-End Probabilistic QoS Guarantees, A Service-Curve Model With Loss and a Multiplexing Problem, Interference Control at Packet-level in Wireless Networks with Quality-of-Service Support, A Deterministic Characterization of Network Traffic for Average Performance Guarantees, A Composable Service Model With Loss and a Scheduling Algorithm, A Scheduling Problem in Interference-limited Wireless Networks, Feasibility of Serving Packet Streams With Delay and Loss Requirements, Part I, and Feasibility of Serving Packet Streams With Delay and Loss Requirements, Part II.
Sami earned his B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, 1994. He earned his M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1996. He earned his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, San Diego in 2001 with the dissertation Feasibility of Serving Packet Streams With Delay and Loss Requirements.
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