Networking research group undertakes teaching and research on networking topics. We conduct research in a wide range of networking areas that include network performance analysis, network protocols and systems designs, wireless LAN, wireless mesh networks focusing on WiMAX technology, wireless sensor networks, network security, large-scale distributed networks, etc.
Our general objective is to conduct research to contribute to the advancement of the networking technologies world-wide. Our specific goal however is to contribute to the development of the local/regional community. We therefore emphasize on research areas that lead to real implementations and deployments of networked systems that either directly respond to the local/regional needs or that demonstrate potential for future application. We work closely with Mobile Computing and Communications Research group in the School of CIT.
Dr. Idris A. Rai (Group Head)
Research Assistants (PhD Students):
Mr. Evarist Nabaasa, Potential Applications of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) in Uganda
Mr. Fred Kakooza, Investigating Challenges of Large-scale Deployment of Wireless Mesh Networks
Mr. Johson Mwebaze, Experimental Study of Mesh based WiMAX networks for wireless Broadband Services
MSc. Research Students:
Hellen Twinamasiko, Improving TCP Performance Over Wireless Mesh Networks Wambua Joseph Kimaili, Implementing bandwidth management in low -bandwidth environment Bakaki Grace, Analysis of copper access networks for data connectivity optimization in ISDN basic rate interface Alunyu Andrew, Power aware differentiated routing in sensor networks
Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing
Asaba Alberto, Dynamic dual adaptation of EDCA Mode for QoS Support in IEEE 802.11e wireless ad-hoc networks Mwebesa Joseph, Implementation of SMS-based data exchange system for Uganda Police workload characterization in an SMS server
Mutebi Mbabazi Ruth, Host based defense against IP flooding DoS attacks Byabagye Dennis, Improving anti-spam techniques Mwesiga Collins, Studying the propagation of spams on Internet and Investigating the effectiveness of ISP anti-spam tools Waiswa Patrick, The use of combined passwords and biometrics for improved authentication.