Advancing Sustainability Using ICT

The environmental issues we now face are believed to be the result of our social systems. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has the potential to help us better understand, monitor in read-time, and reduce our impact on the environment. AITIS Lab, in the Department of Engineering Science, is committed to utilize the engineering expertise and research activity of its faculty to initiate innovative and sustainable graduate and undergraduate projects to educate future environmentally responsible and skilled engineers. We work with local industries and organizations to provide sustainable engineering solutions. Click here to learn more about our research activities and ongoing projects .....more; / Main Page. Checkout our Calendar of Events.

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Optical Burst Switching (OBS)

Optical burst switching (OBS) has been proposed as a new paradigm to achieve a practical balance between coarse-grained circuit switching and fine-grained packet switching, hence, better utilizing the available bandwidth. In this dissertation, we analyze a number of issues involving the development of OBS technology, including reactive and proactive contention resolution mechanisms with service differentiation capability, hardware implementation of the scheduler, and data burst grooming. We also propose OBS as an alternative technology to support computationally intensive Grid applications. You can read this introductory work to learn more about OBS. I am currently involved in the following projects in OBS:
1- Using general algorithm (GA) for anycast routing in Grip-over-OBS (GOBS)
2- Utilizing an OBS to conserve energy in optical networks.