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La, Richard

Richard La
2401 A.V. Williams Building

Research Interests 

Internet congestion control, resource allocations in wireless networks, network performance modeling, application of game theory, contract theory, and network pricing mechanisms



Richard J. La received the B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1994, and the M.S. and Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1997 and 2000, respectively. Before joining ISR and ECE he was a member of the systems engineering group at Alcatel U.S.A. and the mathematics of communication networks group at Motorola Inc.

He is a member of IEEE and has served on the technical program committee for IEEE ICC, ACM MobiHoc, and Wireless Internet.

Honors and Awards 

Young Faculty Awards
NSF CAREER Award for "Networking Modeling and Resource Allocation," 2003

Related News 

ISR faculty leading bio-inspired robotics and transportation electrification REUs
NSF's REU program provides undergraduate students with hands-on exposure to scientific research. July 17, 2017

Richard La promoted to full professor
La is a joint appointee of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the Institute for Systems Research. April 29, 2016

New NSF grant funds research to build network of tiny robots for bridge inspection
Nuno Martins, Sarah Bergbreiter, Richard La to collaborate with Resensys on development of semi-autonomous system. August 29, 2014

Six ISR students named to Future Faculty Fellows program
Clark School program prepares students for academic careers in Top-50 engineering schools. January 18, 2013

ISR organizing interdisciplinary student group
Group will give graduate students opportunity for camaraderie and learning. March 11, 2010

Richard La Receives NSF Grant for Designing Network Pricing Mechanisms
Research will be a first step towards identifying suitable frameworks. July 21, 2009

Alumnus Priya Ranjan to join IIT Kanpur faculty
Former student of Eyad Abed and Richard La will become assistant professor of electrical engineering. June 10, 2009

Makowski, La win NSF grant for modeling mobile wireless networks
Research will explore how different network connectivity concepts shape resource allocation when nodes are mobile. September 22, 2008

Detecting DDoS Attacks in Stub Domains (ISR IP)
This IP is available to license. June 22, 2007

Five ISR communication researchers featured in E@M magazine
Cover story features Professors Ulukus, Ephremides, Narayan, Liu and La February 24, 2007

Richard La promoted to associate professor
ECE and ISR faculty member is specialist in network modeling and resource allocation. February 22, 2007

Ephremides, Baras, La, Ulukus awarded wireless networks grant
Research to exploit inter-layer dependencies in network protocols for improved performance. September 3, 2002