Laura Marie Feeney
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 Communication Networks and Systems Laboratory
Swedish Institute of Computer Science
Box 1263, SE-164 29 Kista, Sweden
+46 8 633 1500

About me

I'm a member of the Communication Networks and Systems (NETS) Laboratory (formerly known as the Computer and Network Architectures Laboratory) at the Swedish Institute of Computer Science.  I'm also affiliated with the Communications Research (CoRe) Group at Uppsala University.

My bio, CV, and publications (google scholar).

Research interests

My research interests are broadly in networking and systems, especially decentralized wireless networks such as ad hoc, opportunistic and sensor networks. 

My current work focuses mainly on problems related to device and network lifetime in battery-constrained wireless sensor networks, particularly protocol design and how devices can interact efficiently with the battery. 

Other work focuses on practical operational problems, such as configuration, inter-network interaction and lifetime estimation, that arise in decentralized environments.  It is not just the communication infrastructure, but also the administrative infrastructure, that is limited -- addressing these problems will be important for widespread adoption of these technologies. 

I'm interested in good performance evaluation. A lot of my research is based on developing novel measurement techniques, but I'm also active in the OMNeT++ simulation community. 

Recent publications

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[1] Laura Marie Feeney, Michael Frey, Viktoria Fodor, and Mesut Günes. Modes of inter-network interaction in beacon-enabled IEEE 802.15.4 networks. In 14th IFIP Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop (MedHocNet), 2015. [ bib | paper ]
[2] Laura Marie Feeney, Christian Rohner, Per Gunningberg, Anders Lindgren, and Lars Andersson. How do the dynamics of battery discharge affect sensor lifetime? In 11th IEEE/IFIP Conf on Wireless On-demand Network Systems and Services (WONS), 2014. Best Paper Award. [ bib | paper | slides ]
[3] David V. Foster, Mary M. Rorick, Tanja Gesell, Laura M. Feeney, and Jacob G. Foster. Dynamic landscapes: A model of context and contingency in evolution. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 334:162 - 172, 2013. [ bib | paper | arXiv ]
[4] Christian Rohner, Laura Marie Feeney, and Per Gunningberg. Evaluating battery models in wireless sensor networks. In 11th Int'l Conf. on Wired/Wireless Internet Communications (WWIC), 2013. [ bib | paper ]
[5] Laura Marie Feeney. Towards trustworthy simulation of wireless MAC/PHY layers: A comparison framework. In 15th ACM Int'l Conf. on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWiM), 2012. [ bib | paper | slides ]

Other selected publications

See Google scholar for a complete list.

[1] Laura Marie Feeney and Daniel Willkomm. Energy framework: An extensible framework for simulating battery consumption in wireless networks. In 3rd Int'l Workshop on OMNeT++ in conjunction with 3rd Int'l Conf on Simulation Tools and Techniques (Simutools), 2010.
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[2] Laura Marie Feeney. Exploring semantic interference in heterogeneous sensor networks. In 1st ACM Workshop on Heterogeneous Sensor and Actor Networks, in conjunction with 9th ACM Int'l Symp. on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc), 2008.
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[3] Laura Marie Feeney, Christian Rohner, and Bengt Ahlgren. The impact of wakeup schedule distribution in asynchronous power save protocols on the performance of multihop wireless networks. In IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conf (WCNC), 2007.
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[4] Laura Marie Feeney. Energy efficient communication in ad hoc wireless networks. In Stefano Basagni, Marco Conti, Silvia Giordano, and Ivan Stojmenovic, editors, Mobile Ad Hoc Networking. Wiley, 2004.
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[5] Laura Marie Feeney, Bengt Ahlgren, Assar Westerlund, and Adam Dunkels. Spontnet: Experiences in configuring and securing small ad hoc networks. In 5th Int'l Workshop on Networked Appliances(IWNA5), 2002.
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[6] Laura Marie Feeney and Martin Nilsson. Investigating the energy consumption of a wireless network interface in an ad hoc networking environment. In IEEE Conf on Computer Communications (Infocom), 2001.
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[7] Laura Marie Feeney, Bengt Ahlgren, and Assar Westerlund. Spontaneous networking: An application-oriented approach to ad hoc networking. IEEE Communications Magazine, 39(6):176-181, 2001.
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Recent Student Theses

More information about applying for an M.Sc. thesis position (note that you must be a student at a university in Sweden to apply).

Professional Activities

I'm currently chairing the Demo/Tools Session for the 18th ACM Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWiM 2015) and I'm also part of the Steering Committee for the International Workshop on OMNeT++.

Some of my current TPC's are IFIP Networking 2015, where I was the TPC co-chair in 2010, WiOpt 2014 -- 12th Intl. Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks, and MSWiM 2014 -- 17th ACM Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems.

Please consider submitting to or attending one of these interesting conferences!