Paper Accepted – Passive WiFi

[December 3, 2020] Our journalized version of the paper on leveraging passive WiFi characteristics for determining the available bandwidth was recently accepted to appear in the IEEE Internet of Things journal.

Very cool paper that leverages the spacing of plaintext block acknowledgements (ACKs) for the purpose of inferring the utilization on a given wireless link. In the paper, we show not only the feasibility of leveraging block ACKs for inferring bandwidth but we also demonstrate that such an approach would be viable during the normal WiFi scanning process (e.g. detecting block ACKs during a WiFi scanning sweep looking for nearby APs) is enough time to reasonably infer the available bandwidth.

Publication Updates

[January 13th, 2020] The publication pages should be receiving some much deserved attention over the next few weeks.  While I had intended to do some nice categorization, in the interest of timeliness, I am switching over to a much simpler list-based format.  Perhaps if I can find some time and do some cleverness with a consolidated BibTeX file, there might some updates in the summer but for now, everything should finally get posted in the next week or two.

Coming back soon from Dublin

My apologies to those whose e-mail got a bit delayed.  I will be back to the US with a slated return for July 1st and things getting back in full gear on the 5th.  Feel free to drop me a note at the office starting on the 5th and expect my response time to speed up significantly.

A huge thanks to the Dublin Summer Program staff which are simply amazing.  Teaching over here in Ireland has been grand and it has been a phenomenal experience.  Bit hectic with accreditation and spinning up a large grant but the scenery, people, and the craic are simply amazing.  Over far too soon but look for some fantastic picture once I have a chance to download everything across the various cameras I have been taking pictures with.