School of Information Sciences

David Tipper


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Institution of highest degree:
PhD, University of Arizona

Research Interests:

Network design and traffic restoration; procedures for survivable networks; simulation and queuing theory with emphasis on transient/nonstationary behavior; virtual network design; and network control algorithms.


David Tipper is a professor at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh where he is also the director of SIS’ graduate Telecommunications & Networking Program. Tipper has a secondary appointment at Pitt’s Department of Electrical Engineering. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona (PhD Electrical Engineering, MS Systems Engineering) and Virginia Tech (BS in Electrical Engineering).

At Pitt, Tipper teaches courses on communication systems, wireless networks, network performance modeling and analysis, network design, and infrastructure protection. Tipper’s research has been supported by grants from various government and corporate sources such as NSF, DARPA, NIST, IBM, ARO, and AT&T.

Prior to joining Pitt in the fall of 1994, Tipper was a faculty member at Clemson University (South Carolina) and Molde University College (Norway). Tipper also worked in industry as a system engineer on a NASA project and as a Networking Technology Center staff member at The Mitre Corporation. Tipper is also a senior member of the IEEE.

All Publications:

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Recent Publications:

Hayajneh, Thaier and Krishnamurthy, Prashant and Tipper, David and Le, T. Anh (2012) Secure Neighborhood Creation in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks using Hop Count Discrepancies. Mobile Networks and Applications., 17. pp. 415-430.

Xu, K. and Tipper, David and Krishnamurthy, Prashant and Qian, Yi (2012) A Framework of Efficient Hybrid Model and Optimal Control for Multihop Wireless Networks. In: ACM Sigmetrics/Performance, June 12-15, 2012, London, UK.

Wang, Xin and Krishnamurthy, Prashant and Tipper, David (2012) Cell Sleeping for Energy Efficiency in Networks: Is it Viable? Proceedings of IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference 2012.

Aksu, Aylin and Krishnamurthy, Prashant and Tipper, David and Ercetin, Ozgur (2012) On Security and Reliability using Cooperative Transmissions in Sensor Networks. Mobile Networks and Applications. ISSN 1383-469X 

Yan, Ye and Qian, Yi and Sharif, Hamid and Tipper, David (2012) A Survey on Smart Grid Communications Infrastructures: Motivations, Requirements and Challenges. IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials. ISSN 1553-877X 

Yan, Ye and Qian, Yi and Sharif, Hamid and Tipper, David (2012) A Survey on Cyber Security for Smart Grid Communications. IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials. ISSN 1553-877X

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