Collaborators and Advisees
Visiting professors, visiting scholars and post doctoral fellows hosted:
- Dr. Seong Woo Seo, Janaury 1995 to June 1996, Post-doctoral fellow, jointly hosted by Prof. Paul Prucnal; currently Professor at Institute of New Media and Communications, Seoul National University, South Korea.
- Mr. Atsushi Yoshimura, October 1995 to December 1996,Visiting research staff while he was with Asahi Chemical Industry; currently Manger, R&D at Erickson Mobile Platforms, Japan.
- Prof. Toshikazu Kimura, March 1996 to August 1996, Visiting scholar; currently Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Hokkaido University.
- Dr. Linda Zeger, January 1996 to December 2002, Part-time Consultant while she was with Educational Testing Service; currently Research Staff at MIT Lincoln Laboratory.
- Dr. Piero Castoldi, September 1996 to August 1997, Post doctoral fellow; currently Associate Professor in Telecommunications at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa, Italy.
- Dr. Duanyi Wang, January 1999 to June 2001, Visiting scholar from Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications.
- Prof. Piero Castoldi, July 1999 to September 1999, and July 2000-September 2000, Visiting scholar from University of Parma; currently Associate Professor in Telecommunications at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa, Italy.
- Prof. Shun-Zheng Yu, August 1999 to October 2000, Visiting scholar, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, P.R. China.
- Dr. Sadayuki Abeta, June 2000 to May 2001, Visiting scholar; NTT DoCoMo, Inc., Japan.
- Prof. Yongguang Chen, August 2000 to January 2002, Visiting scholar; University of Science & Technology, P. R. China. Currently Professor National Univ. of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073, P.R. China
- Prof. Zbigniew Hulicki, January 2002 to October 2002, Fulbright scholar; Professor at the University of Cracow-AGH, Poland.
- Prof. Zygmunt Haas, January 2003 to June 2003, Visiting professor; Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
- Prof. Benjamin Melamed, September 2003 to January 2004, Visiting professor, Rutgers University, NJ.
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Ph.D. students supervised:
- Ethan (Mickey) Spiegel, Ph.D., March 1992. Thesis: “Performance of high-speed token-passing networks,” currently with Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA.
- Qiang Ren, Ph.D., March 1994; Thesis: “Modeling of traffic sources and performance analysis of statistical multiplexing in an ATM network,” currently Senior Financial Modeler of Fannie Mae
- Brian L. Mark, Ph.D. September 1995. Thesis: “Resource allocation and traffic control for broadband networks,” currently Associate Professor at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.
- Aleksandra Smiljanic, Ph.D. June 1999. Thesis: “Packet switching with terabit capacity,” currently Professor at Belgrade University, Serbia and Montenegro. She was Minister of Telecommunications and Information Society in the Government of Serbia between 2007 and 2008.
- Jan Bajcsy, Ph.D. November 1999. Thesis: “Iterative decoding in concatenated systems,” currently Associate Professor, Mc Gill University, Montreal, Canada.
- Pei Chen, Ph.D. July 2001. Thesis: “Signal detection and channel estimation in multipath channels,” currently with Qualcomm Inc., San Diego, CA.
- Yihong Qi, Ph.D. September 2003. Thesis: “Wireless geolocation in a non-line-of-sight environment,” Currently Staff System Engineer, Marvell Semiconductors, San Francisco Bay Area.
- Xiaoqiang Ma, Ph.D. September 2004. Thesis: “Channel estimation of OFDM wireless communication systems,” currently SMTS System Engineer at AMD, Chicago.
- Somdip Datta, Ph.D. October 2004. Thesis: “Reliable optical backbone architecture and high-performance switch design,” currently Vice President, Equity Volatility Strategies group, Goldman Sachs & Co., New York, NY.
- Ioannis Avramopoulos, Ph.D. June 2006.. Thesis: “Secure data delivery in adversarial networks,” currrently Senior Research Scientist, Deutsche Telekom, Berlin, Germany.
- Sinan Gezici, Ph.D. June 2006. Thesis:, “Design and Analysis of Impulse Radio Ultra Wideband Receivers for Communications and Geolocation,” currently Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.
- Qiang Huang, Ph.D. June 2006. Thesis: “Privacy and Security in Decentralized Networks,” currently Quantitative Research Associate, JP Morgan, Hong Kong.
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MSE (Master of Science in Engineering) and MEng (Master of Engineering) students supervised:
- Ryo Fukushima, September 1992 to June 1994; MSE Thesis: “Performance analysis of IEEE 802.6 MAN (DQDB),” currently with Tokyo Gas & Electric Co.
- Yojiro Osaki, September 1993 to January 1995; MSE Thesis: “Blocking probabilities of all-optical networks,” currently with Mitsubishi Electric Company, Japan.
- Shun Kei, September 1995 to June 1996; MSE degree; currently with Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA.
- Jie Gui, September 1995 to June 1996; MSE degree; currently with Conexant Systems, Inc., Red Bank, NJ.
- Toshimichi Kida, September 1997 to March 1999; MSE Thesis: “DRCRA-TDMA: Dynamic reservation with classified request access-TDMA,” currently Deputy Department Manager, Mitsubishi Electric Co., Japan.
- Ed Hua, September 1998 to June 1999; MEng degree.
- Qingwei Li, September 2002 to October 2003; MSE Thesis: “Fast simulation of queuing systems.”
- Evans Metcalfe, September 2003 to June 2004; MEng degree, currently with Mitre Corp., Boston, MA.
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Senior Theses, Senior and Junior Independent Projects supervised:
- Shueng-Han Gary Chan ’93: Senior project, “ShuffleNet with deflection routing: performance and analysis,” (Received the Charles Ira Young Memorial Tablet and Medal and POEM Newport Award of Excellence; the work published in SICON’93, Globecom’93, Globecom’94, and IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 490-501, April 2000.) Currently Associate professor at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong.
- Brian Spellbring ’93: Senior project, “TCP/IP vs. OSI Internetworking: overview, analysis and migration.”
- Hendrik T. Susanto ’93: Senior project, “Soft handoff algorithms in cellular radio networks.” currently Principal at IDG Ventures, San Francisco Bay Area, CA.
- Michael Schneider ’93: Junior project, “A simulation study of a statistical multiplexer with multiple ON/OFF sources.”
- Hussain Malik ’94: Junior project, “Alternatives in network architectures: TCP/OP vs. OSI.”. Senior project, “Beyond telephone: personal communication systems.”
- John Paz ’94, Junior project, “Numerically computed probability distributions for the buffer size of a statistical multiplexer;” Senior project, “An entropy maximization approach to queueing and loss networks.” Currently Principal Engineer at Broadcom, Austin Texas.
- Vydia Krishnan ’95, Senior project, “Routing for Multimedia Multicasts.” Currently Director, Wireless Engineering, Nortel, Dallas/Fort Worth Area.
- Michael Hsu ’95, Senior project, “Lossless Traffic Shaping of Compressed Video.”
- Mike Finegold ’95 (Math major), Senior thesis, “Statistical multiplexing and call admission control in ATM Networks,” currentlyDepartment of Statistics, University of Chicago.
- Kaiser Fung ’95 (CE/OR major), Senior thesis, “Design of a survivable connectionless subnet in an ATM network.” currently with Sirius Satellite Radio, New York, NY.
- Benjamin Chen ’96, Senior project, “Spectral domain CDMA for coherent optical networks,” currently with Juniper Network, San Francisco Bay Area, CA.
- Chiang-Ling Ng ’96, Senior Project, “Performance analysis of generalized multihop shufflenet networks,” (Received POEM Newport Award of Excellence; the work presented at INFOCOM97), currently Managing Director, Goldman Sachs, Singapore.
- Volkan Rodoplu ’96, Senior project, “FM subcarrier digital services,” currently Associate Professor at UC Santa Barbara.
- James Hunziker ’98, Senior project, “Iterative decoding in digital recording systems,” (received the “David Forney, Jr. Prize of the Department, published in IEEE JSAC, May 2001, coauthored by J. Bajcsy et al.) currently Senior Software Engineer at BCI, New York.
- David Garr ’99, Junior project, “Iterative decoding of GSM signals,” (received the “David Forney, Jr. Prize” of the Department, published in CISS’98, and IEEE JSAC, May 2001, coauthored by J. Bajcsy et al.) Currently Associate of Covington & Burling LLP.
- Chan Vee Chong ’99, Senior project, “Iterative decoding for GSM systems,” (received the “David Forney, Jr. Prize” of the Department, published in IEEE JSAC, May 2001, coauthored by J. Bajcsy et al.) currently Investment Banker, Goldman Sachs, Singapore.
- Chian Lian Ng ’02, Senior project, “Control of peak power in OFDM signals.”
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Academic Advisees: First Year Graduate students
- Boon-Lock Yeo (1992-93)
- Ryo Fukushima (1992-93)
- Yojiro Osaki (1993-94)
- Wenjun Zeng (1993-94)
- Jan Bajcsy (1994-95)
- Jie Gui (1995-96)
- Pei Chen (1996-97)
- Ying Zhu (1997-98)
- Toshimichi Kida (1997-98)
- Ioannis Avramopoulos (2000-01)
- Qing Wei (2002-03)
- Evan Metcalfe (2003-04)
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Academic Advisees: Undergraduate students:
- Class of 1996: Stephen Afande, Benjamin Chen, Raj DeDatta, James Fei, Jason Hsu, Warnie Jacinta, Adam Mersereau, Charalambos Kontzalis, Chiang Ling Ng, David Oppenheimer, Poompat Saengudomlert, Tanya Wu.
- Class of 2000: Eric Casas, Patricia Chow, Robert Frickey, Keigo Hirakawa, Yung Kuan Huang, Ryan Kimber, Thomas Krause, Jared Murphy, Richard Mason Rocca, Vilas Sridharan, Michael Chang, Karen Laakmar.
- Class of 2003: Ardan Arac, David Bradley, Joseph Casaine, Brendan J. Dillon, Elizabeth A. Hon, Antony J. Marin, Marco A. Salazar, Mark R. Siano, Michelle L. Wu.
- Class of 2006: Naomi Y. Chang (switched to Physics), Saahill S. Desai, David G.Gordon, Prithvi Raj, Adam M. Reif.
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