Professor Mark Shayman and Faculty Researcher and Program Director of the Master's in Telecommunications program Mehdi Kalantari Khandani (Ph.D. '05), an ECE alumnus, have been awarded US Patent 7,391,740 for "Method for quantifying reponsiveness of flow aggregates to packet drops in a communication network." Shayman is the associate dean for faculty affairs in the A. James Clark School of Engineering, and Khandani is currently an assistant research scientist in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. Their invention can be used as a component in fair congestion control or in mitigating distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on the Internet.
For more information about their invention, visit the U.S. Patent website.
June 30, 2008