April 10, 11:00-12:00PM, EE Conference Room
Abstract: Network Science is a newly emerging discipline with applications in a variety of domains, such as Communication Networks, Power Grid Networks, Transportation Networks, Social Networks and Biological Networks. Focusing on communication networks, we shall discuss what network science should be and what it should consist of. The talk will also feature some historical anecdotes, tracing back to ancient times.
Speaker Biography: Ariel Orda received the Ph.D. degree from the Technion and was a Rothschild Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University. Since 1994, he has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Technion, where he is the Herman and Gertrude Gross Professor of Communications. His research interests include the application of game theory to computer networking, network routing, survivability and QoS. He received several research, teaching and service awards, most recently the 2009 Henry Taub Prize for Academic Excellence and the 2011 TCCC Outstanding Service Award. He has served as Program Chair of IEEE Infocom'2002 and WiOpt'2010, Editor for IEEE/ACM ToN and Computer Networks, and Member of the IEEE ComSoc's Awards Committee. He is an IEEE Fellow.