Federated IoT Networks
Federated solutions bring together edges in Internet of Things (IoT) networks to build a distributed network with different governing and operating entities. Although adding considerable complexity, federated edges offer effective delivery of underlying networking while keeping the independent functionality and privileges within each domain. Privacy is among the essential promises of federated solutions to IoT networks. I am specifically interested in multimedia exchange, learning at the edge, and data sharing and privacy in federated edges. I am also exploring blockchain adoption at the edge, and chainstapling for network functions.
Empowerment Through Tech Education
I am very interested in the general question of fair access. I am interested in exploring fair access through researching hurdles of technology use in a world driven by it. As one of the basic elements of fair access, access to learning and development of new technologies is important in building sustainable societies. My teaching and learning inquiry projects such as Specification and Scaffolding in Project-Based Learning, Open Textbook ISTLD TLDG Project and Open Educational Resources Evaluation, as well as Open Video Lectures for Data Communication and Networking and Database Systems are the initial steps towards the research and implementation goals of this larger project.
Network Data Analytics & Diagnostics
Network analytics PoC, used for data collection and analysis from live networks was one of the interesting projects I worked on. The amount of detailed data available in the networks is massive. It is very interesting, in the mean time very hard to make sense of the available data, detect causes of failures, and predict failures in advance.
Resource Utilization in Wireless Networks
Increased capabilities of handheld and mobile devices using online services is increasing the mobile data usage. The rate of this increase is incomparably higher than that accommodated by network capacity upgrades. Therefore, despite the higher availability of networks and faster upgrades, effective utilization of available resources is essential to keep up with the increasing mobile data demands. I have worked on a number of projects in wireless access and mobile networks to enhance usage of available capacity.
I designed a network for monetization of excess WiFi capacity and proved feasibility with 1.7% of resources in target areas, developed a simple MVP, and led user behaviour analysis, and go to market strategy. I failed to build WiFier as a company and left it very early-stage despite investment interests, first place in SEY JumpStart, and finalist in SFU SEY startup competitions for a personal reason.
I started Novel Design by web and graphic design for friends and family as a hobby in 2004. It grew to leading outsourced design and delivery of marketing and online presence projects for 20+ clients from different sectors, including manufacturing, construction, and health care. I left Novel Design to move to Canada to start my PhD.