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College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Department: Computer Science
Wireless networks for infrastructure-challenged regions; wireless network monitoring; text messaging; cellular networks; network connectivity; smart phones
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Maria Zheleva's research interests include intersection of wireless networks and information and communication technology. She has worked on wireless networks for infrastructure-challenged regions, characterized with low-bandwidth Internet gateways, lack of reliable electricity and sparse populations.
Zheleva has designed distributed cellular network systems to provide voice, text messaging and data connectivity, and has worked on Dynamic Spectrum Access systems to for long-distance high-bandwidth connectivity.
She has also worked on other projects related to wireless networking including monitoring, medium access control for 60 GHz networks and smart phones.
Prior to joining the tenure-track faculty in 2016, she was a visiting assistant professor at UAlbany. She received her Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2014.