About Me

Research

My research is focused on next generation wireless networks. In particular, I am interested in enabling many existing wireless access technologies to work together. For example, consider a mobile phone equipped with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G/4G/LTE radios. The goal is to be able to use all of these radios simulataneously for increased capacity, reliability and flexibility. Furthermore, it should be possible to seamlessly roam between technologies, similar to how mobile users can roam from cell tower to cell tower giving increased coverage. This process should be automatic and seamless - invisible to the user. However, chosing the best access technology at a given time is not an easy problem to solve. There are competing interests from the users who wish to have the best connection at the lowest price, and the providers who aim to provide good service at a low cost, while keeping the networks highly utilized. Finding a balance between these competing interests is a problem I am currently trying to solve. I am completing my Ph.D. in Applied Computing from University of Guelph under Dr. Stefan Kremer.

I am also involved in a side project simulating vehicle traffic and animals crossing highways with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Guelph under Prof. Anna T. Lawniczak and Bruno Di Stefano.

During my PhD, I was also involved in a project for predicting well lithography (the layers of rocks & soil under the ground). This project was a colloboration between the School of Computer Science at the University of Guelph and Schlumberger Water Services in Waterloo, ON.

Previously, I have worked with Dr. Nidal Nasser in the WiNG Lab at the University of Guelph, Dr. Mieso Denko in the PerWin Lab at the University of Guelph and Dr. Hongbing Fan at Wilfrid Laurier University. I have worked in the past on scheduling and resource allocation problems in wireless networks, and on the placement of components in FPGAs.

Education

Ph.D. Applied Computing Student

Topic: Radio Resource Management in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks (HWMs)
University of Guelph,
Guelph, ON, Canada

M.Sc. Applied Computing

Thesis: Scheduling Techniques in Wireless Mesh Networks (pdf)
Defense: May 15th, 2009
University of Guelph,
Guelph ON, Canada

Honours B.Sc. Computer Science

Minor: Physics
Wilfrid Laurier University
Waterloo, ON, Canada

Professional Society Memberships

Resume / CV

Adobe PDF Curriculum Vitae Last Updated: 12/01/15
 

Page last Updated: 05/07/14

 

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This site uses XHTML, CSS, SSI, JSON and JQuery. The blog feed on the left is parsed from a JSON feed taken from my personal website / blog: www.jasonernst.com. The main purpose of this site is a way for me to keep track of my research progress and resources. Additionally it is a way to show off projects I am working on and my research and to network with potential collaborators and colleagues. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in my work.