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Professor S.M. Allen

Professor, Head of School

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Contact Details

Computer Science & Informatics,
Cardiff University,
Queen's Buildings,
5 The Parade, Roath,
Cardiff CF24 3AA, UK


Extension Number: 76070
Room Number: N/2.09A

Research Interests

My research concerns developing techniques and algorithms to improve performance and efficiency of wireless communications networks. This includes:

  • Developing detailed mathematical models and metrics to represent the diverse technical and economical constraints and objectives of wireless networks,
  • Developing metaheuristic algorithms to select and configure network infrastructure.

Presently this work is concentrated on mobile telephony (UMTS and GSM), Broadband Fixed Wireless Access systems and Wireless Mesh Networks.

Current & Recent Research Projects

  • Gigamobile: Gigabit mobile networking using incentivised operator controlled device-to-device communications, EPSRC (via Queens University Belfast).
  • Using the smartphone to monitor mood states, Wellcome Trust.


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