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Network Economics


The evolution of today's communication networks is no longer a pure engineering issue. The service providers need to perform careful economic analysis to decide whether to deploy a technology, how to attract the end-users, and how to compete with other providers in the same industry. The end-users need to evaluate the economic benefits of using the services from one or more service providers. All these decisions are tightly coupled with the details of the specific technologies, and are heavily affected by the so-called network externalities. We focus on the study such economics issues in the area of wireless communications networks and Internet, using mathematical tools such as optimization, pricing, and game theory.



Representative Publications
Huang, Jianwei. "Market Mechanisms for Cooperative Spectrum Trading with Incomplete Network Information." IEEE Communications Magazine. 51.10 (2013): 201-207. Download: ComMagazine_CameraReady.pdf (2.28 MB)
Yan, Yang, Jianwei Huang, and Jing Wang. "Dynamic Bargaining for Relay-Based Cooperative Spectrum Sharing." IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. 1.8 (2013): 1480-1493. Download: bargainJSAC.pdf (921.13 KB)
Chen, Xu, and Jianwei Huang. "Distributed Spectrum Access with Spatial Reuse." IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. 31.3 (2013): 593-603. Download: jsac0313chen-final.pdf (753.72 KB)
Liu, Yuan, Meixia Tao, and Jianwei Huang. "An Auction Approach to Distributed Power Allocation for Multiuser Cooperative Networks." IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. 12.1 (2013): 237-247. Download: LiuTaoHuang_TWC2013.pdf (838.05 KB)
Gao, Lin, et al. "An Integrated Contract and Auction Design for Secondary Spectrum Trading." IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. 31.3 (2013): 581-592. Download: GaoHuangChenShou_JSAC2013.pdf (1.06 MB)
Tekin, Cem, et al. "Atomic Congestion Games on Graphs and Their Applications in Networking." IEEE Transactions on Networking. 20.5 (2012): 1541-1552. Download: 06138321.pdf (2.14 MB)
Duan, Lingjie, Jianwei Huang, and Biying Shou. "Duopoly Competition in Dynamic Spectrum Leasing and Pricing." IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. 11.11 (2012): 1706 - 1719. Download: DuanHuangShou_TMC2012.pdf (1.25 MB)
Duan, Lingjie, Jianwei Huang, and Biying Shou. "Investment and Pricing with Spectrum Uncertainty: A Cognitive Operator's Perspective." IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (2011). Download: TMC_Monopoly_CameraReady.pdf (3.32 MB)
Huang, Jianwei, Randall Berry, and Michael L. Honig. "Distributed Interference Compensation for Wireless Networks." IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications. 24 (2006): 1074-1084. Download: JSAC06_final[1].pdf (555.4 KB)
Huang, Jianwei, Randall Berry, and Michael L. Honig. "Auction-based Spectrum Sharing." Springer Mobile Networks and Applications. 11 (2006): 405-408. Abstract  Download: MONET_final[1].pdf (425.23 KB)

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