Date of Award:


Document Type:


Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)


Electrical and Computer Engineering


Rose Qingyang


Don Cripps

Third Advisor:

Ziqi Song


An idea of storing contents, such as media files, music files, movie clips, etc. is simple yet challenging in terms of required effort to make it count. Some of the benefits of pre-storing the contents are reduced delay of accessing/downloading a content, reduced load to the centralized servers and of course, a higher data rate. However, several challenges need to be addressed to achieve these benefits. Among many, some of the fundamentals are limited storage capacity, storing the right content and minimizing the costs. This thesis aims to address these challenges. First, a framework for predicting the proper contents that need to be stored to the limited storage capacity is presented. Then, the cost is minimized considering several real-world scenarios. While doing that, all possible collaborations among the local nodes are performed to ensure high performance. Therefore, the goal of this thesis is to come up with a solution to the content storing problems so that the network cost is minimized.



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