David Tipper

  • Professor

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.

Representative Publications

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Cui, L and Weiss, MBH and Morel, B and Tipper, D (2017) Risk and decision analysis of dynamic spectrum access. Telecommunications Policy, 41 (5-6). 405 - 421. ISSN 0308-5961

Long, X and Tipper, D and Qian, Y (2016) A key management architecture and protocols for secure smart grid communications. Security and Communication Networks, 9 (16). 3602 - 3617. ISSN 1939-0114

Martins, L and Gomes, T and Tipper, D (2016) An efficient heuristic for calculating a protected path with specified nodes. Proceedings of 2016 8th International Workshop on Resilient Networks Design and Modeling, RNDM 2016. 150 - 157.

Lévesque, M and Tipper, D (2016) A Survey of Clock Synchronization Over Packet-Switched Networks. IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, 18 (4). 2926 - 2947.

Beyranvand, H and Levesque, M and Maier, M and Salehi, JA and Verikoukis, C and Tipper, D (2016) Toward 5G: FiWi Enhanced LTE-A HetNets with Reliable Low-Latency Fiber Backhaul Sharing and WiFi Offloading. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, PP (99). ISSN 1063-6692

Kounev, V and LÃ vesque, M and Tipper, D and Gomes, T (2016) Reliable Communication Networks for Smart Grid Transmission Systems. Journal of Network and Systems Management, 24 (3). 629 - 652. ISSN 1064-7570

Xu, K and Tipper, D and Qian, Y and Krishnamurthy, P (2016) Time-Dependent Performance Analysis of IEEE 802.11p Vehicular Networks. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 65 (7). 5637 - 5651. ISSN 0018-9545

Wang, X and Krishnamurthy, P and Tipper, D (2016) On configuring radio resources in virtualized fractional frequency reuse cellular networks. Computer Communications, 79. 78 - 91. ISSN 0140-3664

Alashaikh, Abdulaziz and Tipper, David and Gomes, Teresa (2016) Supporting Differentiated Resilience Classes in Multilayer Networks. In: 12th International Conference on the Design of Reliable Communication Networks, 15 March 2016 - 17 March 2016, Paris, France.

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

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.