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Analysis of Computer Networks, 2nd edition by UVic faculty member Fayez Gebali is a foundational resource for anyone working with digital networks. It provides an in-depth look at modeling, Markov Chains, and much more.
About the Book
This textbook presents the mathematical theory and techniques necessary for analyzing and modeling high-performance global networks, such as the Internet. The three main building blocks of high-performance networks are links, switching equipment connecting the links together, and software employed at the end nodes and intermediate switches. This book provides the basic techniques for modeling and analyzing these last two components. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: Markov chains and queuing analysis, traffic modeling, interconnection networks and switch architectures, and buffering strategies.
About the Author
Dr. Fayez Gebali is a Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Victoria where he has previously served as both the Department Chair and the Associate Dean for the Faculty of Engineering. Prior to joining UVic, he was a Research Associate with Dr. M.I. Elmasry in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He was also a Research Associate with Dr. K. Colbow in the Physics Department of Simon Fraser University. Dr. Gebali’s research interests include parallel algorithms, hardware security, and computer arithmetic. He has published over 200 articles in refereed journals and conferences in his areas of expertise.
Dr. Gebali received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (first-class honours) from Cairo University, his B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics (first-class honours) from Ain Shams University, and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia. Dr. Gebali is a life senior member of the IEEE, a member of the Society of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, and a member of the Egyptian Professional Engineers of Egypt.
Praise for the Book
“Readers looking for all of the classical models used to predict the behavior of computer networks may be interested in this book. Gebali presents the material, interesting for a teacher or a graduate student, in a single volume that can also be used by a specialist as a refresher on theory. … this book can be used as a good appendix to an academic course on network behavior modeling, to learn the fundamentals in a solid way.” (Piotr Cholda, Computing Reviews, October 2015)