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Alhussein A. Abouzeid
Associate Professor


Department Affiliation:
Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering

Ph.D., University of Washington

Professional Background:

I joined the faculty of the department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering as an Assistant Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in August 2001, just after earning a Ph.D. in EE from U. of Washington, Seattle (PhD advisor: Sumit Roy). During my Ph.D. at UW, I investigated the performance of congestion control algorithms in heterogeneous networks, including cellular, ad-hoc as well as the Internet.

My current research interest is variable topology networks, which includes wireless ad-hoc/sensor networks, delay/disruption-tolerant networks, and peer-to-peer overlay networks. The research focuses on protocols for coping with, and sometimes leveraging, the various aspects of variability in computer networks, including mobility, wireless channel variation, and diversity. At Rensselaer, I am associated with the Center for Pervasive Computing and Networking (CPCN). I received an NSF CAREER award in February 2006.



  • NSF CAREER Award, 2006

Contact Information:

Alhussein A. Abouzeid
Assistant Professor
Department of ECSE
Jonsson Engineering Center
Room 6038
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street
Troy, N.Y. 12180 USA
Phone: (518) 276-66534
Fax: (518) 276-6261
abouzeid at ecse dot rpi dot edu


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