Created in 2005, the MATE research group specializes in modeling complex engineering systems with focus on telecommunication networks and power systems. Applying different mathematical tools, the group works towards evaluating performance and enhancing the resource allocation and control mechanisms of these systems
Group activities cover various areas of interest in current telecommunications, both high-end wired and wireless networks: congestion, routing and access control for the Internet; cross-layer and contention control in wireless networks; pricing in multi-service networks; peer-to-peer systems. In power systems, recent research focuses on electric markets and smart-grid technologies, in particular the dynamic reconfiguration of distribution networks and the use of load aggregates to offer regulation services.
For this purpose, different fields of applied mathematics are relevant: control theory, queueing theory, convex optimization, mathematical economics and game theory.