Milen Nikolov

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Milen Nikolov completed his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University. He has a double B.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from The State University of New York: College at Brockport. Milen’s doctoral work covered various topics in wireless communications and information networks, comprising algorithms and processes over networks with dynamic topologies, relay networks topology control, and collaborative communication in information networks. His research has been published in a number of journals and international conference proceedings. He contributed to the development and analysis of novel cooperative communication algorithms and hardware design for energy efficient wireless sensor networks. He received the Best Paper Award at the ACM MobiCom International Workshop on Mission-Oriented Wireless Sensor Networking for this work. Milen also received the 2008 Symbian Ltd. International Research Essay Contest award for Breakthrough Technology Improvements, for his study of ubiquitous wireless communication systems and their application towards improving metropolitan subway systems connectivity. Milen’s interests in information network properties, threshold behavior, complex dynamical systems and their potential application as tools aiding disease modeling led him to IDM. Here he currently works on developing spatial malaria models and understanding the conditions required for the disease eradication.