Assistant Professor and J. Lindsay Embrey Trustee Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering
Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University, 2009; M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University, 2005; B.S. with Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas, 2003
Wireless networking and embedded systems, specifically focused on deployment, measurement, and analysis of large-scale wireless networks and development of embedded protocols for network hardware
Research Accomplishments and Activities
Joseph Camp is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He joined the SMU faculty in 2009 after receiving his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rice University. He received an M.S. at Rice and B.S. with honors from the University of Texas at Austin, both in ECE. His research interests are in the areas of wireless networking and embedded systems, specifically focused on deployment, measurement, and analysis of large-scale wireless networks and development of embedded protocols for network hardware from high- or low-level programming languages to hardware descriptive languages. He is a member of the team developing the Wireless Open-Access Research Platform (WARP), where he has designed novel rate selection protocols and experimentally evaluated them in diverse scenarios, including residential and downtown urban areas. He was the Chief Network Architect for the Technology For All (TFA) Network, a mesh deployment in Houston, TX, which serves 4,000 users in an under-resourced community.
The driving vision of Dr. Camp’s research is building real systems at-scale and analyzing the performance within representative environments. Such a research methodology yields key observations unobtainable with either simulations or analytical models and drives future directions for all types of research. Thus, Dr. Camp has evaluated the performance of novel and existing network protocols with tens of thousands of measurements within the challenging urban scenarios of residential and downtown environments, typical propagation environments for large-scale deployments. His research team will continue to interface with product-driven industrial research labs and impact the IEEE standardization process so that our research is implemented in commercial systems. Moreover, his research will address core needs within the community and seek inter-disciplinary collaboration with entities such as public transit planners, environmental conservation engineers, and technology-minded, non-profit organizations seeking community development.
EE 5392/7392 – Special Topics in Computer Networking
- J. Camp, "Experimental and Analytical Evaluation of Embedded Link Performance with Small-Scale Channel Fluctuations," PhD Thesis, Rice University, May 2009.
- J. Camp and E. Knightly, "Modulation Rate Adaptation in Urban and Vehicular Environments: Cross-layer Implementation and Experimental Evaluation," in Proceedings of ACM MobiCom 2008, San Francisco, California, September 2008.
- J. Camp and E. Knightly, "The IEEE 802.11s Extended Service Set Mesh Networking Standard," IEEE Communications Magazine, 46(8):120-126, August 2008.
- J. Camp, V. Mancuso, O. Gurewitz, and E. Knightly, "A Measurement Study of Multiplicative Overhead Effects in Wireless Networks," in Proceedings of IEEE INFOCOM 2008, Phoenix, Arizona, April 2008.
- J. Shi, O. Gurewitz, V. Mancuso, J. Camp and E. Knightly, "Measurement and Modeling of the Origins of Starvation in Congestion Controlled Mesh Networks," in Proceedings of IEEE INFOCOM 2008, Phoenix, Arizona, April 2008.
- A. Khattab, J. Camp, C. Hunter, P. Murphy, A. Sabharwal, and E. Knightly, "WARP: A Flexible Platform for Clean-Slate Wireless Medium Access Protocol Design," in ACM SIGMOBILE Mobile Computing and Communications Review, 12(1):56-58, January 2008.
- J. Camp, E. Knightly, and W. Reed, "Developing and Deploying Multihop Wireless Networks for Low-Income Income Communities," Journal of Urban Technology, 13(3): 129-137, December 2006.
- C. Hunter, J. Camp, P. Murphy, A. Sabharwal, and C. Dick, "A Flexible Framework for Wireless Medium Access Protocols," Invited Paper in Asilomar 2006, Pacific Grove, CA, November 2006.
- J. Camp, J. Robinson, C. Steger, and E. Knightly, "Measurement Driven Deployment of a Two-Tier Urban Mesh Access Network," in Proceedings of ACM MobiSys 2006, Uppsala, Sweden, June 2006.
- J. Camp, "Measurement Driven Deployment of a Two-Tier Urban Mesh Access Network," MS Thesis, Rice University, December 2005.