This month I start for the second time at the University of Guelph, this time for my Ph.D. degree. I am continuing to work under the same supervisor and hopefully continue along with similar research in the area of wireless mesh networks. Our lab (<a href="http://www.cis.uoguelph.ca/~denko/main_research_areas.html" target="_blank">PerWin</a>) is supposed to be getting a bunch of new equipment from a company in Toronto so I will finally be able to move away from simulation and into some practical experiments.
In a slightly related note, I am attending two wireless network conferences in Ontario in the upcoming weeks. At the end of September I am volunteering at the adhocnets 2009 conference in Niagara Falls. I am quite excited about one of the keynote speakers (Prof. Ian Akyildiz) who has written some excellent survey papers in the area. The same week I am attending the IEEE TIC STH conference at Ryerson University in Toronto. I am presenting a paper on cross layer scheduling and resource allocation in wireless mesh networks.
<b>Update:</b> The paper from the TIC STH Conference is available via IEEE Xplore <a href=""http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/search/srchabstract.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5444393&queryText%3DA+Review+of+Cross-Layer+Design+for+Scheduling+in+Wireless+Mesh+Networks%26openedRefinements%3D*%26searchField%3DSearch+All&tag=1">here</a>.
<b>Update:</b> Here are some pictures from the conference:
<center><img src="/uploads/2009/09/ticsth09_01-300x225.jpg" alt="TIC STH 2009, Toronto"/><p style="text-align:center;"><br/>Conference Venue, Ryerson University<br/>
<img src="/uploads/2009/09/ticsth09_02-300x225.jpg" alt="TIC STH 2009, Toronto"/><p style="text-align:center;"><br/> Welcome to the conference! <br/>
<img src="/uploads/2009/09/ticsth09_03-300x225.jpg" alt="TIC STH 2009, Toronto"/><p style="text-align:center;"> <br/> Tea break <br/>
<img src="/uploads/2009/09/ticsth09_04-300x225.jpg" alt="TIC STH 2009, Toronto"/><p style="text-align:center;"><br/>One of the talks</center>