Simon Heimlicher

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Wireless mesh networks are a promising way to provide Internet access to fixed and mobile wireless devices. In mesh networks, traffic between mesh nodes and the Internet is routed over mesh gateways. On the forward path, i.e., from mesh nodes to Internet nodes, for all mesh nodes only route information for one destination, the gateways, needs to be(More)
Existing unicast routing protocols are not suited well for wireless mesh networks as in such networks, most traffic flows between a large number of mobile nodes and a few access points with Internet connectivity. In this paper, we propose HEAT, an anycast routing protocol for this type of communication that is designed to scale to the network size and to be(More)
We consider the problem of community detection from observed interactions between individuals, in the context where multiple types of interaction are possible. We use labelled stochastic block models to represent the observed data, where labels correspond to interaction types. Focusing on a two-community scenario, we conjecture a threshold for the problem(More)
In Search And Rescue missions, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) equipped with cameras allow for efficient scanning of large areas. Yet, delivering high resolution images to rescuers also requires high-speed communication. In this paper, we investigate the potential and challenges of wireless communication between UAVs in such scenarios. Our fleet of UAVs(More)
Many wireless mesh networks are based on unicast routing protocols even though those protocols do not provide a particularly good fit for such scenarios. In this article, we report about an alternative routing paradigm, tailor-made for large multihop wireless mesh networks: field-based anycast routing. In particular, we present HEAT, a routing protocol(More)
A great deal of research has been done during the past few years in the area of wireless selforganizing networks. Generally, this research has been supported by either simulation or theoretical analysis, both relying on strong assumptions. However, a key point in coupling research and real-life applications is to understand how realworld conditions impact(More)
In many practical scenarios, nodes gathering at points of interest yield sizable connected components (clusters), which sometimes comprise the majority of nodes. While recent analysis of mobile networks focused on the process governing node encounters ("contacts"), this model is not particularly suitable for gathering behavior. In this paper, we propose a(More)
Mobile wireless network research focuses on scenarios at the extremes of the network connectivity continuum where the probability of all nodes being connected is either close to unity, assuming connected paths between all nodes (mobile ad hoc networks), or it is close to zero, assuming no multi-hop paths exist at all (delay-tolerant networks). In this(More)
This paper presents a quantitative methodology and results comparing different approaches for {\it location-independent} communication. Our approach is empirical and is based on real Internet topologies, routing tables from real routers, and a measured workload of the mobility of devices and content across network addresses today. We measure the extent of(More)