Recent Submissions

  • Analysis of the "Additive Increase Multiplicative Decrease" Model for Congestion Avoidance

    Gaylan, John; Maheshwari, Surabhi; Whitener, Andrew (2017-04-27)
    As technology advances, network congestion avoidance becomes increasingly more important. For this project, we attempted to analyze and optimize the Additive Increase, Multiplicative Decrease (AIMD) algorithm to gather data for our partner company. We created our own AIMD models and ran simulations to find and compare relevant data.
  • A Study on the Northern Sea Route and its Economic Feasibility

    Bouchalis, Niki (2017-04)
    Future predictions support that Suez Canal will not be able to compensate the increasing size of ships that are used for trade between Asia and Europe. Relevant studies (Verny & Grigentin, 2009) also indicate that the economic growth of China is moving from the Southeast to the North. Therefore, alternative routes need to be considered in order to minimize transportation costs and satisfy demand of the traded containerized products between Northern Europe and Northern China. One of those alternative routes is considered to be Northern Sea Route (NSR). This research paper, thus, examines the economic feasibility of this route taking into account both the advantages and disadvantages that this route has to offer.