Recently, I have begun working on a new research project dealing with some graph theory with <a href="http://physcomp1.wlu.ca/~hfan/">Dr. Hongbing Fan</a> at Wilfrid Laurier University. As the title suggests the problem works with customized reconfigurable interconnection networks (CRINs). Dr. Fan has proposed an algorithm which attempts to minimize the connections within a network based on a set of routing requirements.
<center><img src="/uploads/2008/03/interconnection-graph.gif" alt="This is an example of an Interconnection Graph Problem" /> <br/>An example Interconnection Graph Problem, Click to Enlarge </center>
Since December of 2007 I have been working at implementing, testing and experimenting the algorithm as well as providing feedback and new ideas for improvements. The paper is almost ready to be submitted for publication this so hopefully I will be able to provide a link to it in the future.
In relation with my thesis, I am planning on making use of the CRIN algorithm to attempt to optimize wireless network protocols. There still needs to be some experimentation and research to determine if in fact the algorithm can be used in this way however I feel optimistic that this is the case.
There is also the potential that the source code for the CRIN implementation may be made open source and released for use by anyone. If this is the case it will be uploaded to this site in the future.