September 22, 2011
Rouskas to Study Scalable Optical Network Design
Dr. George Rouskas, professor of computer science at NC State University, has been awarded $429,995 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support his research proposal titled “Computationally Scalable Optical Network Design.”
The award will run from August 1, 2011 to July 31, 2014.
Abstract: Optical networking forms the foundation of the global network infrastructure, hence the planning and design of optical networks is crucial to the operation and economics of the Internet and its ability to support critical and reliable communication services. This research project aims to increase greatly our ability to solve optimally a range of optical design problems. In particular, the project will develop compact formulations and solution approaches that can be applied efficiently to instances encountered in Internet-scale environments. The ultimate goal is to lower the barrier to entry in fully exploring the solution space and in implementing and deploying innovative designs. The solutions to be developed are "future-proof" with respect to advances in dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) transmission technology, as the size of the corresponding problem formulations is independent of the number of wavelengths.
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