Dr Peter Jacko

Lecturer

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, motivated by real problems arising 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)

Modeling D2D communications with LTE and WiFi
Asadi, A., Jacko, P., Mancuso, V. 4/09/2014 In: ACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review. 42, 2, p. 55-57. 3 p.
Journal article

An opportunistic and non-anticipating size-aware scheduling proposal for mean holding cost minimization in time-varying channels
Taboada, I., Liberal, F., Jacko, P. 09/2014 In: Performance Evaluation. 79, p. 90-103. 14 p.
Journal article

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.
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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

Scheduling of users with markovian time-varying transmission rates
Cecchi, F., Jacko, P. 2013 In: SIGMETRICS '13 Proceedings of the ACM SIGMETRICS/international conference on Measurement and modeling of computer systems. New York : ACM p. 129-140. 12 p.
Paper

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

CCN interest forwarding strategy as Multi-Armed Bandit model with delays
Avrachenkov, K., Jacko, P. 2012 In: Network Games, Control and Optimization (NetGCooP), 2012 6th International Conference on. New York : IEEE p. 38-43. 6 p. ISBN: 9781467360265.
Conference contribution

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

Resource-sharing in a single server with time-varying capacity
Ayesta, U., Erausquin, M., Jacko, P. 09/2011 In: Communication, Control, and Computing (Allerton), 2011 49th Annual Allerton Conference on. New York : IEEE p. 377-383. 8 p.
Paper

A nearly-optimal index rule for scheduling of users with abandonment
Ayesta, U., Jacko, P., Novak, V. 04/2011 In: INFOCOM, 2011 Proceedings IEEE. IEEE p. 2849-2857. 9 p.
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Optimal index rules for single resource allocation to stochastic dynamic competitors
Jacko, P. 2011 In: VALUETOOLS '11 Proceedings of the 5th International ICST Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools. New York : ACM p. 425-433. 9 p.
Paper

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.
Journal article

Admission control and routing to parallel queues with delayed information via marginal productivity indices
Jacko, P., Niño-Mora, J. 2008 In: ValueTools '08 Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools. New York : ACM
Paper

Time-constrained restless bandits and the knapsack problem for perishable items (Extended Abstract)
Jacko, P., Niño-Mora, J. 1/03/2007 In: Electronic Notes in Discrete Mathematics. 28, p. 145-152. 8 p.
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Distance coloring of the hexagonal lattice
Jacko, P., Jendrol', S. 2005 In: Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory. 25, 1-2, p. 151-166. 16 p.
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