Dr Peter Jacko


Research Overview

Peter Jacko works at the interface of stochastic operations research and performance evaluation of complex systems and networks. The leading theme of his research activities is modelling and designing tractable and well-performing strategies for efficient use of scarce resources in dynamic and stochastic environments, mainly with applications in business administration such as retail industry and contact centres, and in communications networks such as wireless data networks and the Internet.

His research areas are

  • Stochastic Operations Research, Performance Evaluation, Optimization in Graphs and Networks
  • Resource Allocation in Dynamic and Stochastic Systems, Stochastic Scheduling, Bandit Problems
  • Markov Decision Processes, Lagrangian Relaxation, Dynamic Programming, Index Policies
  • Business Administration: Revenue Management, Financial Risk Management
  • Communications Systems: Wireless Data Networks (3G, 4G LTE), Internet (TCP, ICN)

Generalized restless bandits and the knapsack problem for perishable inventories
Graczová, D., Jacko, P. 05/2014 In: Operations Research. 62, 3, p. 696-711. 16 p.
Journal article

Congestion control of TCP Flows in internet routers by means of index policy
Avrachenkov, K., Ayesta, U., Doncel, J., Jacko, P. 9/12/2013 In: Computer Networks. 57, 17, p. 3463-3478. 16 p.
Journal article

Modeling multi-mode D2D communications in LTE
Asadi, A., Jacko, P., Mancuso, V. 2014 In: ACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review.
Journal article

Resource capacity allocation to stochastic dynamic competitors: knapsack problem for perishable items and index-knapsack heuristic
Jacko, P. 2013 In: Annals of Operations Research.
Journal article

Optimal anticipative congestion control of flows with time-varying input stream
Jacko, P., Sansò, B. 1/02/2012 In: Performance Evaluation. 69, 2, p. 86-101. 16 p.
Journal article

Optimal congestion control of TCP flows for internet routers
Avrachenkov, K., Ayesta, U., Doncel, J., Jacko, P. 4/01/2012 In: ACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review. 40, 3, p. 62-64. 3 p.
Journal article

Opportunistic Schedulers for Optimal Scheduling of Flows in Wireless Systems with ARQ Feedback
Jacko, P., Villar, S.S. 2012 In: Teletraffic Congress (ITC 24), 2012 24th International. LOS ALAMITOS : IEEE COMPUTER SOC p. 105-112. 8 p. ISBN: 9780983628347.
Conference contribution

Value of information in optimal flow-level scheduling of users with Markovian time-varying channels
Jacko, P. 1/11/2011 In: Performance Evaluation. 68, 11, p. 1022-1036. 15 p.
Journal article

A modeling framework for optimizing the flow-level scheduling with time-varying channels
Ayesta, U., Erausquin, M., Jacko, P. 1/11/2010 In: Performance Evaluation. 67, 11, p. 1014-1029. 16 p.
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