Research, Innovation & Development
The NETLAB conducts significant research in the areas of wired, mobile/wireless computer networks and communication systems. Specifically, the Laboratory performs research in networking issues, such as architectures, protocols, algorithms, and mechanisms that support the provision of Quality of Service/Experience and security. The principal aim of the research is the performance enhancement of both wired and wireless/mobile networks and communication systems. Emphasis is given in the development of efficient, secure, and effective networking protocols and intelligent control algorithms using computational intelligence techniques, like fuzzy logic control and evolutionary computation (e.g., in sensor and vehicular networks). Multi-objective optimization techniques is also of prime concern. Further, the NETLAB focuses on trust models, dynamic key management, and risk management. The Laboratory also works on developing secure mobile applications for citizen safety and security.
NETLAB research is supported by the utilization of CISCO equipment and software tools for the development of appropriate simulation models and of pilot systems and applications. In addition, the NETLAB utilizes prototyping and proof-of-concept implementations.