TPC Meeting and Workshop

MobiHoc 2016 TPC members are invited to attend a TPC Meeting and Workshop at Rice University.

General Information

TPC Meeting: 19 March 2016
TPC Workshop:  20 March 2016
Location: Pollard Lecture Hall, Duncan Hall 1064 (1st floor), Rice University, Houston, TX
Organizers: John Tadrous <> (local arrangements)
Srinivas Shakkottai <>
Kar Koushik <>

Getting to Rice University

Rice is 25 minutes (60 with traffic) from Bush Intercontinental Airport and 15 minutes (45 with traffic) from Hobby Airport. Further information is availe on the University Website.

Houston has Uber, and there is a MetroRail train stop next to Rice University.

Meeting Location and Schedule

We prepared a map of Rice University with parking lots (circled in red) and meeting location at Duncan Hall, Room 1064 Pollard Lecture Hall (circled in yellow). We are expecting about 20 members to attend in person and some to connect online.

Breakfast will be at 8:00 AM and we will begin the TPC meeting at 8:30 AM.

Download Campus Map

TPC Workshop Schedule

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
8:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Falko Dressler
University of Paderborn
8:45 AM – 10:15 AM
Session 1
  • Delay Analysis of Random Access Protocols using Service Martingales
    Florin Ciucu
    University of Warwick
  • Random interacting agents: Consensus and dissonance in heterogeneous models of the voter and majority rule-type.
    Ravi Mazumdar
    University of Waterloo
  • When do Complex Contagions Spread and Spread Fast?
    Jie Gao
    Stony Brook University
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Session 2
  • Performance Bound Analysis for Crowdsourced Mobile Video Streaming
    Jianwei Huang
    Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Adaptive Multicast Services (AMuSe) for large-scale WiFi video distribution
    Gil Zussman
    Columbia University
  • On Adaptive Caching Networks
    Stratis Ioannidis
    Northeastern University
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Lunch Break
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Session 3
  • IoT driven Smart Building Temperature Control Using Indoor Localization, Environmental Learning and Occupant Feedback
    Koushik Kar
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • The Impact of Reputation on Pricing in Online Markets: A Mean Field Game Perspective
    Srinivas Shakkottai
    Texas A&M University

TPC Dinner

The TPC Dinner will be held at Artisans Restaurant ( directions). They offer free parking in their attached parking garage or $5 valet parking. We will try to accommodate as many members as possible through carpooling, but using Uber might be needed.


Local hotels (most to least expensive)

All hotels confirmed to have rooms available at the weekend of the TPC Meeting.