My legal first name is Herbert, but I go by Buster in person and in publication. As of January 2017, I'm a lecturer at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the Department of Computer Science. My position is primarily a teaching position, however my research topics have included computer networking, transport layer protocols, and social network analysis. When time permits, I'm also a developer for the submissions system, Submitty.

Courses Taught

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Conference Proceedings

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  1. Holzbauer, B.O., Szymanski, B.K., Nguyen, T., Pentland, A. 2016. "Social Ties as Predictors of Economic Development," Advances in Network Science: 12th International Conference and School, NetSci-X 2016, Wroclaw, Poland. pp.178,185, 11-13 January 2016. [link]
  2. Holzbauer, B.O., Szymanski, B.K.; Bulut, E., "Impact of socially based demand on the efficiency of caching strategy," Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops (PERCOM Workshops), 2014 pp.401,406, 24-28 March 2014 [link]
  3. Ganguly, B., Holzbauer, B., Kar, K., Battle, K., "Loss-Tolerant TCP (LT-TCP): Implementation and experimental evaluation," MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE, 2012 - MILCOM 2012 pp.1,6. 29 Oct-1 Nov 2012. [link]
  4. Holzbauer, B.O., Szymanski, B.K., and Bulut E. 2012. "Socially-aware market mechanism for participatory sensing," Proceedings of the first ACM international workshop on Mission-oriented wireless sensor networking (MiSeNet '12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 9-14. [link]

Book Chapters

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  1. Holzbauer, B. O., Szymanski B. K., and Bulut, E. "Incentivizing Participatory Sensing via Auction Mechanisms". Opportunistic Mobile Social Networks. Jie Wu, Yunsheng Wang. CRC Press, Aug 2014. pp339-375. Print.

Theses

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  1. (M.S. Computer & Systems Engineering) "An Implementation of Loss Tolerant Transmission Control Protocol (LT-TCP)", Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  2. (Ph. D. Computer Science) "How Embedding Social Ties In Space Impacts Human Behavior", Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Masters Students

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Personal Information

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I'm originally from the western part of Colorado, but also spent a few years in the Denver metro area. I've been in Troy, NY for over a decade now, so it's where I think of as "home". Some of my hobbies are baking, coding (big surprise), writing fiction, pen-and-paper roleplaying games, Rock Band Rivals, and World of Warcraft.