Date of Award

Fall 2017

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering - (Ph.D.)

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Abdallah Khreishah

Second Advisor

Nirwan Ansari

Third Advisor

MengChu Zhou

Fourth Advisor

Edwin Hou

Fifth Advisor

Moussa Ayyash

Abstract

The emergence of new physical media such as optical wireless, and the ability to aggregate these new media with legacy networks motivate the study of heterogeneous network performance, especially with respect to the design of protocols to best exploit the characteristics of each medium.

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