Dr. Makowski's research interests broadly lie in applying advanced methods from the theory of stochastic processes to the modeling, design and performance evaluation of a variety of engineering systems, with particular emphasis on communication systems and networks. Recent activities include the asymptotic methods for the performance evaluation of switching systems, long-range traffic modeling for multimedia applications in high-speed networks, many-flow asymptotics for TCP modeling, modeling locality of reference in caching systems, applications of swarm intelligence techniques to networking, stochastic control formulation of resource allocation issues in wireless networks (e.g., handoffs and paging) and random graph modeling in wireless networks.
Armand M. Makowski received the Licence en Sciences Mathematiques from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles in 1975, the M.S. degree in Engineering-Systems Science from U.C.L.A. in 1976 and the Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Kentucky in 1981. In August 1981, he joined the faculty of the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Maryland at College Park, where he is presently Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
He has held a joint appointment with the Institute for Systems Research, one of the original NSF Engineering Research Centers, since its establishment in 1985, and was its Associate Director for Research during 1995-1996. He is also a co-founder of and active participant in the Center for Satellite and Hybrid Communication Networks, a NASA center for the development and commercialization of space.
He has held visiting positions at the Technion (Israel), INRIA (France), IBM T.J. Watson Research Center (Hawthorne), AT&T Bell Laboratories (Murray Hill), AT&T Research Labs (Florham Park) and the Insitut Mittag-Leffler (Sweden).
Armand Makowski was a C.R.B. Graduate Fellow of the Belgian-American Educational Foundation for the academic year 1975-76; he is also a 1984 recipient of the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award.
Honors and Awards
• IEEE Fellow (2005)
• NSF Presidential Young Investigator (1984)