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New Book Is First to Cover Spatial Modeling and Analysis of Wireless Networks at Introductory Level


A new book, “Stochastic Geometry for Wireless Networks,” by  Martin Haenggi, a professor of electrical engineering and concurrent professor of applied and computational mathematics and statistics at the University of Notre Dame combines theory and hands-on analytical techniques to guide readers through the modeling and analysis of wireless network performance. Published by Cambridge University Press and targeted toward graduate students, researchers and practitioners who are working in the field of wireless networks, the book covers point process theory, percolation theory, random geometric graphs, and coverage processes. 

The theory is applied to practical problems in wireless networking, including interference and outage characterization, delay analyses, connectivity and coverage in sensor networks and cellular systems. It is the first book to comprehensively cover spatial modeling and analysis of wireless networks at an introductory level, and it contains numerous examples and exercise problems.

Haenggi is also co-author of the monograph “Interference in Large Wireless Networks” (NOW Publishers, 2009). His scientific interests are in wireless communications and networking, with an emphasis on ad hoc, mesh, cognitive and sensor networks.

He has received the ETH medal, a prestigious award for outstanding papers given by ETH Zurich, reserved for the top dissertations, for both his M.Sc. and Ph.D. theses. He also received the 2005 National Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) award and the 2010 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Communications Society Best Tutorial Paper Award.

Haenggi is a senior member of the IEEE and five of its societies, as well as a senior member of the Association for Computing Machinery and two of its special interest groups.

In addition, he has served on the editorial board of the Elsevier Journal of Ad Hoc Networks from 2005-08, as a guest editor for the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications in 2008-09 and the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology in 2012-13. He was also an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC) from 2008-2011 and the ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks from 2009-2011. Currently, he serves on the Steering Committee for TMC.

He was a distinguished lecturer for the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society in 2005-06 and is the keynote speaker at the 2013 Workshop on Spatial Stochastic Models for Wireless Networks. He was a general co-chair of the 2009 International Workshop on Spatial Stochastic Models for Wireless Networks and the 2012 DIMACS Workshop on Connectivity and Resilience for Large-Scale Networks and a TPC co-chair of the Communication Theory Symposium of the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Communications.