Information for Prospective Research
am recruiting well motivated and dedicated Ph.D. students in the
networking or multimedia area. In general, please contact me before your 3rd
semester at SFU if you want to join my group.
I am mainly an engineering researcher,
focusing on system issues that have practical impact; meanwhile, I also have
strong interest on theory and their applications to practical systems. Thus,
I welcome both types of students: those who are interested in building
systems and evaluating performance through experiments, and those who are
interested in solving theoretical problems and analyzing system performance
Currently, I am
particularly interested in recruiting students in, though not restricted to, the
architecture and protocols, in particular, application-layer multicast
protocols, overlay/peer-to-peer networks and applications;
streaming, in particular, streaming caching, scalable video streaming,
streaming through overlay and peer-to-peer applications;
and applications, in particular, wireless media delivering, applications of wireless ad hoc
networks, and energy-efficient wireless sensor networks.
I have two major
network testbeds funded by NSERC Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) Grant
and CFI grant, respectively. The former is for video capturing and streaming
over heterogeneous wired/wireless networks, and the latter is for data
collection in wireless mobile networks and sensor networks. Both of them
consist of a collection of advanced servers, workstations, mobile devices (PDAs/Notebooks/other
wireless-enabled devices), as well as fast network routers/switches and
state-of-the-art multimedia process equipments. Students are encouraged to use
these equipments to better understand the practical issues in real networks,
and to validate their research outcome.
In addition, I will provide
intern opportunities in world-leading research labs for my dedicated students.
Students are also encouraged to attend international conferences to build their
If you wish to join me as a research student,
If you're now in our school
send me an email along with your CV and let's have a chat;
else please see
postgraduate programs and drop me an
Exit: My office is
at TASC 9227. Feel free to
send me emails.