Eduardo Nuno Almeida, a researcher at INESC TEC, was acknowledged for his contribution to the development of the Network Simulator 3 (ns-3) software, in the ns-3 maintainer category. This software develops an open simulation environment for network research.
ns-3 makes it possible to configure network scenarios adapted to the needs of each user and is mainly used in teaching and research contexts. In addition to meet the simulation needs for research in telecommunications networks using recent technologies, this simulator encourages community contribution, peer-review, and validation of the software itself.
The ns-3 network simulator allows measuring and evaluating the performance gains introduced by new scientific contributions, when compared to the network performance achieved by other state-of-the-art solutions. Due to the simulator’s realism, recognised by the scientific community, it is widely used in the evaluation of performance and validation of new contributions in telecommunications networks, with particular focus on wireless networks.
INESC TEC is part of the ns-3 consortium and has been directly involved in the development of the simulator since its creation. In particular, the Institute has contributed to an improvement of the simulator: namely the correction of bugs, presentation of proposals for improvement, and the development and integration of new capabilities for the ns-3, in terms of new simulation models or software modules.
“Eduardo Nuno Almeida has contributed significantly to the ns-3 software, leading to the recognition of his work by the ns-3 community in general,” said Hélder Fontes, head of the Wireless Networks area at the Centre for Telecommunications and Multimedia (CTM). “This acknowledgment is a great honour, widely recognised by the entire ns-3 community, and proves the quality of Eduardo Nuno Almeida’s contribution over the past few years,” he concluded.
The INESC TEC researchers mentioned in this news piece are associated with INESC TEC.