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Description - Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks by Xiang-Yang Li

If you have to understand and optimize the performance of wireless ad hoc and sensor networks, this explanation provides you with the information and insights you need. It delivers an understanding of the underlying problems, and the techniques to develop efficient solutions and maximize network performance. Taking an algorithmic and theoretical approach, Li dissects key layers of a wireless network, from the physical and MAC layers (covering the IEEE 802.11 and 802.16 protocols, and protocols for wireless sensor networks and Bluetooth) through to the network routing layer. In doing so he reviews the practical protocols, formulates problems mathematically, solves them algorithmically and then analyses the performance. Graduate students, researchers and practitioners needing an overview of the various algorithmic, graph theoretical, computational geometric and probabilistic approaches to solving problems in designing these networks will find this an invaluable resource. Additional resources for this title are available online at

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521865234
ISBN-10: 0521865239
Format: Hardback
(253mm x 177mm x 32mm)
Pages: 616
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Xiang-Yang Li

Xiang Yang Li is currently an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He also holds a visiting professorship or adjunct-professorship at TianJing University, WuHan University and NanJing University, in China. He was awarded his PhD in 2001 from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A leading researcher in the field of wireless networks, he has made important contributions in the areas of network topology and routing. His current research interests include cooperation, energy efficiency, and distributed algorithms for wireless ad hoc and sensor networks.