Princeton University

School of Engineering & Applied Science

Modeling, Communication Connectivity and Resource Allocation

Speaker: 
Kin K. Leung, Imperial College, London
Location: 
Engineering Quadrangle B205
Date/Time: 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

<strong>Abstract:</strong>
In this talk, the speaker will give an overview of his current research work in the area of wireless ad-hoc, mesh and sensor networks at Imperial College.  By focusing on vehicular networks, the speaker will present new stochastic traffic models for vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANETs) in urban environments and their applications to quantify communication connectivity and identify locations for placing road-side communication nodes to optimize connectivity.  Results on distributed optimization for ad-hoc networks with power control will be discussed.   The talk will then be concluded with a discussion on future work to extend the traffic models, optimization techniques and cross-layer protocol designs for VANETs.
<strong>Biography:</strong>
Kin K. Leung received his B.S. degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1980, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from University of California, Los Angeles, in 1982 and 1985, respectively.
He joined AT&T Bell Labs in New Jersey in 1986 and worked at its successor companies, AT&T Labs and Bell Labs of Lucent Technologies, until 2004. Since then, he has been the Tanaka Chair Professor in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), and Computing Departments at Imperial College. He is the Head of Communications and Signal Processing Group in the EEE Department. His research interests focus on networking, protocols, optimization and modeling of wireless broadband, sensor and ad-hoc networks.  He also works on multi-antenna and cross-layer designs for the physical layer of these networks.
He received the Distinguished Member of Technical Staff Award from AT&T Bell Labs in 1994, was a co-recipient of the 1997 Lanchester Prize Honorable Mention Award, and was elected as an IEEE Fellow in 2001.  He received the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merits Award from 2004 to 2009, and was elected as member of Academia Europaea in 2012.  He serves as a member (2009-11) and the chairman (2012-15) of the IEEE Fellow Evaluation Committee for Communications Society.  He has also served an editor and guest editor for a number of IEEE and ACM journals.