Andrew Miner has received a NSF Early CAREER Award for his proposed research and education project "Composition approaches for the analysis of complex systems". The $400,000 project will run from August 2006 to July 2011.
Miner develops software to analyze large stochastic models, in particular to study the behavior of real-world computer and communication systems. His research will encompass a variety of techniques, including discrete-event simulation and numerical analysis of stochastic processes.
"People expect communication systems to be fast and reliable," said Miner. "Better analysis techniques will give system designers a more accurate picture of how these systems will behave, before they are constructed."