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Computer Engineering Department

MS Thesis Defense Announcement


Mr. Abddllatif Mohammed Albaseer, Full-Time COE MS Student, will defend his MS Thesis

on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 01:00 p.m.

in Building 24-106.


His MS thesis title is


His thesis advisor is "Dr. Uthman Baroudi, Asst. Professor, COE Department".



Wireless sensor network has proven to be a reliable tool for monitoring applications. Most of these applications expect sensor nodes to operate with the desired level of fidelity for years especially those deployed for long distance. However, sensors with limited energy and sensing range may not be able to meet that expectation. Consequently, node placement is considered one of the most important factors that can cause non-uniform energy consumption, limit the sensing range and shorten the network lifetime. Therefore, sensor nodes should be strategically placed to tackle these challenges. There are many node placement schemes that have been proposed so far but most of these schemes are not applicable for the linear topology (i.e. Pipelines Monitoring). In this thesis, we study the node placement approaches of WSNs used for pipeline monitoring. Since most of the existing placement approaches are not efficient especially for reliable communication, required fidelity and desired lifetime, two novel placement approaches based on clustering techniques are proposed. These approaches prominently, gather the sensor nodes based on their power levels to balance the energy consumption practically among the same cluster. The required fidelity is considered by limiting the distances between nodes. Extensive simulation experiments based on our proposed schemes have been conducted. The simulation results demonstrate outstanding performance compared to the greedy approaches in terms of minimizing the power consumption, reducing the number of exchanged messages and increasing the lifetime. Moreover, proof-of-concept experiments using TelosB motes have been carried out for validating the proposed approaches.


All faculty members, researchers and students are cordially invited to attend.

 Refreshment will be served

Dr. Ahmad Almulhem

Chairman, Computer Engineering Department.


11 May 2017


01:00 PM to 02:00 PM