MSc Telecommunication and Sensing Systems

Specialization profile--Network architectures and services

The profile Network Architectures and Services focuses on research and education in the broad area of complex networks, ranging from data communications and Internetworking, other man-made infrastructures such energy networks, to biological, brain, social and financial sector networks.

The emphasis lies on understanding these complex real-world networks by topological as well as spectral studies. Moreover, NAS has expertise on concepts (routing, robustness) of network architectures, on the performance analysis of quality of service aware protocols and Internet behaviour and on strategic and business oriented challenges for network operators.

Within this specialisation, you will learn about how to understand various complex networks and how to use this expertise to design robust networks.

Suggested courses

CS4055High performance data networking5 EC details
EE4C06Networking5 EC details
ET4285Measuring and simulating the internet4 EC details
ET4396Advanced topics in mobile communications4 EC details
ET4397INNetwork security5 EC details
IN4253ET"Hacking lab" applied security analysis5 EC details
IN4341Performance analysis of communication networks and systems5 EC details

MSc project proposals

Some examples of thesis topics (this list is not exhaustive):

Thesis examples

2011A. ZhaoReliable In-Vehicle FlexRay Network Scheduler Design
2010A. KrishnakumarModelling the Dynamic Nature of Networks, Enabling Smart Living
NAS2015I.P. StankusAssessment of Dynamic Spectrum Allocation in Realistic Mobile Networks
A.A. Mendoza MartinezVirtual Sectorization in Future Mobile Networks: System-Level Assessment and Optimization in a Realistic LTE Network
C. ChenEpidemic Mitigation via Awareness Propagation in Multi-layer Network
A.K. DziwornuTowards Real-Time Power Restoration Using a Hybrid Genetic Algorithm
M.P.V. ManthenaNetwork-as-a-Service Architecture with SDN and NFV: A Proposed Evolutionary Approach for Service Provider Networks
2014S. Knappstein-HamelinkNetwork Discovery in a Recursive Internet Network Architecture
2013V.N. GourovNetwork Monitoring with Software Defined Networking: Towards OpenFlow network monitoring
2012N.L.M. Van AdrichemTowards a global implementation of Named Data Networking
B. W. AbegazControl Architecture and Utility Maximization for a Smart Grid based Energy Community
S. MathewLTE Performance Measurement In Trial Network & Validation Of LTE Performance Estimation Models
K. CharalampidouEstimating popularity by sentiment and polarization classification on social media
2011M. NoordermeerImplementing Link-state Update Policies for Quality of Service Routing
B. ShirmohamadiSelf-Optimized Resource Allocation in ICT Systems
A. CaluDragon-Lab, network states detection and identification framework: performance investigation
E.D. AyeleAnalyses and deployement of the BitTorrent protocol for community ad hoc networks
Y. KocQuantitative Modeling of Domain Name System Protocol
2010R.M.A. ImamdiRobustness Analysis and Capacity Management of the KPN (PS) Mobile Core Network
D. MaheshwariRobust Offshore Networks for Oil and Gas Facilities
2009J. WuEvolving Properties of Growing Networks
R.A.P. JuffermansDiverse routing in SRLG networks
C. SimmondsTelecom Sector Modelling from a Functional Perspective

Contact person

For more information about the research group, possible thesis topics, and suggestions for your ISP: Fernando Kuipers

Network Architectures and Services Group

Department of Intelligent Systems