Design and performance analysis of communication networks, with an emphasis on wireless networks, scheduling, routing, resource allocation, energy-delay trade-offs
Dr. Sarkar's research work focuses on addressing various Quality of Service issues in the realm of wireless data networks.Her dissertation work examines the tradeoffs involved in optimizing the power consumption of wireless nodes in a wireless local area network with respect to packet delay constraints. She has developed adaptive and dynamic "sleep" scheduling algorithms which allows power constrained wireless devices to significantly prolong their battery life while still being able to deliver pre specified QoS requirements. She also focuses on cross-layer design issues in wireless data networks. Dr. Sarkar uses novel methods to address fundamental tradeoffs between fairness, optimal resource allocation and power management in such networks.
Professor Sarkar received a B.S. degree (Summa Cum Laude) in May, 2000 from San Diego State University, and a M.S. and Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in 2003 and 2005 respectively. She joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at San Diego State University as an Assistant Professor in August 2006. Prior to joining SDSU, Dr. Sarkar worked as a Staff Scientist at SPAWAR Systems Center, Point Loma, San Diego, CA.