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Appointments are 2 years (with an option of 2 additional years); asterisk denotes date each appointment concludes.

* term effective through 31 December 2015
** term effective through 31 December 2016

S. Aissa (Sonia) **

  • Cognitive Radio and Dynamic Spectrum Access
  • Energy Harvesting Communication Networks
  • Wireless Power Transfer


N. Beaulieu (Norman) *


R. Berry (Randall) *

  • Spectrum Sharing Economics
  • Interference Games
  • Market design and dynamic spectrum sharing


A. Chan (Anthony)**

  • 5G and Future Wireless Internet: Changes and Challenges
  • Software Defined Network and Network Function Virtualization for Wireless Networks
  • Distributed Mobility for Future Mobile Internet
  • Role of Communication and Networking in Developing Countries and Digital Divide
  • 2014 LA Tour | 2013 AP/NA Tour


G. Chrisikos (George) *


S. Cui (Shuguang) **

  • An integrated approach to big data analytics and networking
  • Renewable energy powered communication system design
  • Big data aware next-generation cellular design


L. DaSilva (Luiz) **

  • Game theory and wireless networks
  • Cognitive networks
  • Recent advances in dynamic spectrum access
  • Network sharing and the virtualisation of the wireless access


M. Dohler (Mischa) *

  • Machine-to-Machine: Technologies, Standards and Applications
  • ICT Technologies in Smart Cities and Smart Grids
  • Femtocells: Technologies, Standards and Applications
  • Cognitive and Docitive Networks
  • Design Principles Towards 5G High-Capacity System
  • 2012 AP Tour | 2012 NA Tour


J. Elmirghani (Jaafar) **


  • Energy efficient core networks
  • Green content distribution networks
  • Network and data centre virtualization
  • Data centre disaggregation
  • Optical networks in data centres
  • Energy efficient core networks
  • Renewable energy in core and data centre networks
  • Energy efficient Peer-to-Peer and IPTV networks
  • Visible light communications
  • Optical wireless communication systems
  • Multigigabit indoor optical wireless multi-user and cooperative systems
  • 2013-2014 Tour


M. Fang (Yuguang Michael) *

  • A few selected research issues in wireless networks
  • Cross-layer design for wireless networks
  • Securing resource-constrained wireless networks
  • Small world phenomena in wireless ad hoc networks
  • Secure network connectivity and capacity
  • Privacy and security for mobile healthcare systems
  • Wireless medium access control protocols
  • 2013 AP Tour | 2012 AP Tour


N. Fonseca (Nelson) **

  • Networking for Big Data
  • Cloud Networking


X. Fu (Xiaoming) *


  • Content Distribution: From Client/Server to Content-Oriented Publish/Subscribe System
  • Scaling Microblogging Services with Divergent Traffic Demands
  • Network Friendly TCP for Background Delay-Insensitive Applications
  • 2015 EMEA Tour


F. Granelli (Fabrizio) *


  • Green wireless networking: energy efficiency in wireless networks
  • Cognitive and adaptive networking: self-management at the service of network evolution
  • Networking and the Smart Grid: the relevance of communications in the future of power grid
  • Design of green networks: towards the Green Internet
  • 2015 EMEA Tour | 2014 AP Tour | 2013 LA Tour | 2012 NA Tour | 2012 LA Tour


Z. Han (Zhu) **

  • Big Data In Smart Grid
  • Resource Management for Device-to-Device Communications
  • Physical Layer Security: A Network Optimization Point of View
  •  Resource Allocation for Full-Duplex Communication and Networks
  • Smart Grid Communications and Networking
  • Game Theory for Wireless Networks
  • Compressive Sensing and its Application
  • 2015 EMEA Tour


M. Hassan (Mahbub) **

  • Vehicular Communications and Networking
  • Content Streaming for Mobile Devices
  • Nano-scale Communications and Networking
  • 2014 NA DSP | 2014 AP DSP


E. Hossain (Ekram) *

  • Evolution towards 5G cellular wireless networks
  • Radio resource management in next generation hierarchical cellular wireless networks
  • Interference modeling in random carrier-sense multiple access (CSMA) wireless networks
  • Dynamic spectrum access in cognitive radio networks
  • Game theory for multiple access and resource allocation in wireless networks
  • Communications and networking technologies for the smart grid
  • Radio technologies for wireless personal area networks
  • 2015 LA Tour | 2015 LA Photo | 2015 NA Tour | 2014 AP Tour | 2014 EMEA Tour | 2013 LA Tour | 2013 AP Tour | 2013 AP Tour #2


T. Hou (Tom) **

  • Advances on Interference Management in Wireless Networks
  • MIMO in Multi-hop Wireless Networks
  • New Spectrum Sharing and Cooperation Paradigms for Cognitive Radio Networks
  • Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks for Cyber Physical Systems
  • Wireless Energy Transfer for Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Applied Optimization Methods for Wireless Networks
  • 2015 AP Tour


R.Q. Hu (Rose Qingyang) **

  • Design and performance of 5G wireless communications and Networks
  • Spectral efficient and energy efficient wireless network design and tradeoff
  • Device to Device communications underlay cellular networks


J. Huang (Jianwei) **
Hong Kong

  • Incentive Mechanisms for User-Provided Networks
  • Mobile Data Offloading
  • Graphical Congestion Games
  • Cognitive Virtual Network Operator Games
  • Economics of Cooperative Spectrum Sharing
  • Economics of TV White Space
  • 2015 EMEA Tour


H. Jafarkhani (Hamid) *

  • Distributed Beamforming in Wireless Relay-Interference Networks
  • Cooperative Communications
  • Limited Feedback Beamforming in MIMO
  • Distributed Space-Time Coding

A. Jayasumana (Anura) *


  • Network Aware Nodes:  A Novel  Self-Organization Approach for Internet of Things
  • Topology Coordinate Systems - A Localization Free Approach for Self-Organization of  Large-Scale  2D and 3D Sensor Networks
  • Peer-to-Peer Networks: File Sharing to Collaborative Computing
  • Collaborative Peer-to-Peer Systems using Resource Aggregation and Community Caching
  • 2015 AP Tour | 2014 AP Tour


A. Jukan (Admela) **

  • Design and Performance of Ethernet-over-Optical Network Systems
  • A Network Management Perspective on Internet-optical Service Convergence
  • Theory and Practice of Network Technology Migration to Software Defined Networking


N. Kato (Nei) **


  • Ad Hoc & Mesh & Sensor Networks: Recent Trends and Future directions
  • D2D: Research Trends and Future Perspective


Y.D. Lin (Ying-Dar) *


  • Research Roadmap Driven by Network Benchmarking Lab: Deep Packet Inspection, Traffic Forensics, Embedded Benchmarking, WLAN/LTE, and Beyond
  • Traffic Forensics: Capture, Replay, Classification, Detection, and Analysis
  • Benchmarking Smartphones: Methodologies, Tools, and Results
  • Open Source Resources for Networking
  • Software Defined Networking: Why, Where, When, and How
  • Experience Sharing on International Academic Services and Research
  • 2015 EMEA Tour | 2015 AP Tour | 2014 NA Tour | 2014 AP Tour | 2014 AP Tour #2


M. Ma (Maode) **


N. Mandayam (Narayan) *

  • Backhauling in TV White Spaces
  • Network Coding as a Dynamical System
  • Enabling Cognitive Radio Networks
  • Green Techniques for Wireless Communications
  • Forces and Strategies that Shaped the Wireless Revolution
  • 2013 NA Tour | 2012 AP Tour


U. Mitra (Urbashi) **

  • Biological Communication Systems: Engineered and Natural
  • Sparse Approximation for Large Scale Wireless Network Learning and Control
  • Wireless channel Estimation: Opportunities for Exploiting Structure and Sparsity


Z. Niu (Zhisheng) *

  • A Paradigm Shift to Globally Resource-optimized and Energy-Efficient Networks (GREEN)
  • TANGO: Traffic-Aware Network planning and Green Operation
  • CHORUS: Collaborative and Harmonized Open Radio Ubiquitous Systems
  • Collaborative Radio Resource Management in Multiple Radio Networks


J. B. Othman (Jalel Ben) **

  • Wireless Communication and Mobile Networking
  • Sensor Networks
  • Wireless, Mobile Ad hoc and Mesh Networks
  • QoS in Heterogeneous Wired and Wireless Networks
  • Security: Ad hoc, Sensor and ubiquitous Networks
  • Performance Evaluation: Markovian Process, SAN, Queuing Networks
  • Cloud Computing


P. Ray (Pradeep) *


  • Cooperative Service Management in Healthcare Sector
  • Towards ubiquitous healthcare in the world: emerging trends and challenges
  • eHealth and Telemedicine
  • ubiquitous Healthcare Infrastructure
  • mHealth for the Elderly
  • Ontologies for the Interoperability and Integration of Healthcare Information Systems


S. Roy (Sumit) *

  • Cognitive Radio - Algorithms & Architectures
  • Co-existence in a Multi-radio Environment: Principles, Architectures and Implementations
  • White Space Networks: From TV bands to Government Users


L. Song (Lingyang) **

  • Full-Duplex Wireless Communications: Key Technologies and Applications
  • Device-to-Device Communications and Networks
  • Smart Grid Communications and Networking
  • Signal Processing and Resource Allocation for Physical-Layer Security
  • Game-theoretic Methods for Wireless Communications


T. Taleb (Tarik) *


  • Towards 5G: Carrier-Grade Programmable Virtual Mobile Networks
  • Congestion Management in 5G Mobile Systems
  • Mobile Networks As A Cloud Service
  • Mobile Cloud Networking
  • Network Function Virtualization: From Architecture to Implementation


J. Thompson (John) *

  • Green Wireless Communications and Smart Grid Technologies
  • Multiple Antenna Communications Systems
  • Wireless relay communications systems and distributed multiple antenna technologies
  • 2014 NA Tour


Z. Tian (Zhi) **

  • Compressive Sensing: Theory, Algorithms and Applications
  • Cognitive Radio Communications
  • Wideband Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Radios
  • Cooperative and Distributed Sensing for Wireless Sensor Networks


R. Vannithamby (Rath) *



C. Wang (Chonggang) **

  • Internet of Things Architecture, Protocols, and Standards
  • Service Platform for Machine-to-Machine Communications
  • Content Management in Information-Centric Networks


T. Wolf (Tilman) *

  • Economic Principles for Future Internet Architecture
  • Attacks and Hardware Defenses for Network Infrastructure
  • Attack Containment in Off-by-Default Networks
  • Runtime Management of Multicore Network Processors


L. Yang (Liuqing) *


H. Yanikomeroglu (Halim) **


Y.-D.Yao (Yu-Dong) **

  • Cognitive radio networks
  • Security issues in cognitive radio networks
  • Analytical methods in cognitive radio research
  • Undergraduate and graduate education in electrical and computer engineering


W. Yu (Wei) **

  • Cloud Radio-Access Networks
  • Interference Mitigation with Cooperative Relay
  • Massive MIMO vs. Network MIMO
  • Interference Alignment for Cellular Networks
  • 2015 EMEA Tour