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Topic “Communications, Control and Signal Processing”

Dr. Tao Han, Ph.D.

Dr. Tao Han, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Email: 
than3@uncc.edu
Phone: 
704-687-8406
Office: 
EPIC 2335
Fax: 
704-687-5588
Education: 
  • B. Eng, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China,   2006
  • M. Eng, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, China, 2009
  • Ph. D, New Jersey Institute of Technology, New Jersey, USA, 2015

Research: 
  • Big data driven network design and optimization
  • Green communications and networking, renewable energy powered wireless networks
  • Internet of Things, wearable networked devices and systems, Device-to-Device proximity services
  • Mobile networking and Heterogeneous networks: small cells and content delivery acceleration
  • Network and system security

Recent Publications: 
  • Tao Han and Nirwan Ansari, “Traffic Load Balancing Framework for Software-defined Radio Access Networks Powered by Hybrid Energy Sources”, accepted for publication in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.
  • Tao Han and Nirwan Ansari, “Powering Mobile Networks with Green Energy”, IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, vol.21, no.1, pp.90,96, February 2014.
  • Tao Han and Nirwan Ansari, “Enabling Mobile Traffic Offloading via Energy Spectrum Trading”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol.13, no.6, pp.3317,3328, June 2014.
  • Tao Han and Nirwan Ansari, “On Optimizing Green Energy Utilization for Cellular Networks with Hybrid Energy Supplies”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol.12, no.8, pp.3872-3882, August 2013.
  • Tao Han, Nirwan Ansari, M. Wu, and H.H. Yu, “On Accelerating Content Delivery in Mobile Networks”, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, vol.15, no.3, pp.1314-1333, Third Quarter 2013.

Honors & Awards: 
  • New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame Graduate Student Award 2014.
  • NJIT Hashimoto Prize 2015.
  • NJIT Helen and John C. Hartmann Department of ECE Academic Excellence Award 2015.
  • NJIT Hashimoto Fellowship 2011-2012;
  • NJIT PhoneTel Fellowship 2011-2012;
  • IEEE ICC 2013 National Science Foundation Student Travel Grant;
  • IEEE GLOBECOM Student Travel Grant, 2012, 2013 & 2014.

Dr. Andrew R. Willis, Ph.D.

Dr. Andrew R. Willis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Phone: 
704-687-8420
Office: 
EPIC 2332
Fax: 
704-687-5588
Education: 
  • Ph.D. Brown University, 2004
  • M.S. Brown University, 2003
  • M.S. Brown University, 2001
  • B.S. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1995
  • B.S. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1994
Research: 
  • Computer Vision
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Image Processing
  • Computational Geometry in Multiple (>2) Dimensions
Honors & Awards: 
  • John H. Maxheim Faculty Fellowship, received from the UNC Charlotte of Engineering, August 2008 in recognition of outstanding research performance as a junior faculty member
Professional Affiliations: 
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) (1995-present), Senior Member (2006)
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) (2004-present)
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) (2005-2009)
  • The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) (2006-2007, 2010)

Dr. Thomas P. Weldon, Ph.D., P.E.

Dr. Thomas P. Weldon, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Professor
Phone: 
704-687-8432
Office: 
EPIC 2228
Fax: 
704-687-5588
Education: 
  • Ph.D. Penn State, University Park, PA, 1995
  • M.Eng. Penn State, Great Valley, PA, 1989
  • B.S.E.E. Penn State, University Park, PA, 1979
Classes: 
  • Embedded Signal Processing
  • Microwave Circuits and Metamaterials
  • Design with iPhone Systems
  • ECGR 6101 Advanced Computer Graphics
  • Fall 2005:(Now, see ECGR 6101) ECGR 3090/6090 Video Game Design
  • ECGR 4123, Analog and Digital Communications
  • ECGR 4124, Digital Signal Processing
  • ECGR 6114, Digital Signal Processing II  
  • ECGR 6264 Radio Design
  • ECGR 6437 Mixed-Signal VLSI
  • ECGR 6118, Digital Image Processing
  • ECGR 2111, Network Theory I
  • ECGR 3111, System Analysis I
     
Research: 
  • Metamaterials
  • Digital Non-Foster Systems
  • Embedded Signal Processing
  • High-Frequency Circuits
  • Electromagnetics
Honors & Awards: 
  • John H. Maxheim Faculty Fellowship, 2001
  • Tau Beta Pi Outstanding Professor, 1996
Professional Affiliations: 
  • IEEE, Senior Member, 1984-present

Dr. Asis Nasipuri, Ph.D.

Dr. Asis Nasipuri, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Phone: 
704-687-8418
Office: 
EPIC 2352
Fax: 
704-687-5588
Education: 
  • Ph.D. University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1993
  • M.S. University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1990
  • B.Tech. (Hons.) Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, 1987
Research: 
  • Multi-hop Wireless Networks
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Mesh networks
  • Mobile ad-hoc networks
  • Wireless Experimental Testbeds
  • Statistical Signal Processing
Honors & Awards: 
  • UNC Charlotte College of Engineering Maxheim Fellowship Award, 2005
Professional Affiliations: 
  • IEEE, Member, 1990-present

Dr. Jiang (Linda) Xie, Ph.D.

Dr. Jiang (Linda) Xie, Ph.D.
Professor
Email: 
jxie1@uncc.edu
Phone: 
704-687-8413
Office: 
EPIC 2334
Fax: 
704-687-5588
Education: 
  • Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, 2004
  • M.Sc. Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, 2002
  • M.Phil. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 1999
  • B.Eng Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 1997
Research: 
  • Communications and networking
  • Wireless and mobile networks
  • Modeling and performance analysis of communications networks
Recent Publications: 
  • Y. Song and J. Xie, “BRACER: A Distributed Broadcast Protocol in Multi-hop Cognitive Radio Ad Hoc Networks with Collision Avoidance,” IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 509-524, March 2015.
  • H. Li and J. Xie, “GaS, A Gateway Scheduling-based Beamforming Scheme for Handoff Support in Wireless Mesh Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 63, no. 9, pp. 4560-4573, November 2014.
  • W. Zhao and J. Xie, “IMeX: Inter-gateway Cross-layer Handoffs in Internet-based Infrastructure Wireless Mesh Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 11, no. 10, pp. 1585-1600, October 2012.
  • H. A. Chan, H. Yokota, J. Xie, P. Seite, and D. Liu, “Distributed and Dynamic Mobility Management in Mobile Internet: Current Approaches and Issues,” Journal of Communications, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 4-15, February 2011.
  • J. Xie and X. Wang, “A Survey of Mobility Management in Hybrid Wireless Mesh Networks,” IEEE Network, vol. 22, no. 6, pp. 34-40, November/December 2008.
Honors & Awards: 
  • NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, 2010.
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT), 2010.
  • IEEE Global Communication Conference (GLOBECOM 2010) Outstanding Leadership Award, 2010.
  • IEEE Global Communication Conference (GLOBECOM 2009) Best Symposium Co-Chair Award, 2009.
  • UNC Charlotte College of Engineering Graduate Teaching Excellence Award, 2007.
  • UNC Charlotte ADVANCE Program Bonnie Cone Fellowship, 2007.
Professional Affiliations: 
  • IEEE, Senior Member, 1999-present
  • ACM, Member, 2005-present

Dr. Yogendra Kakad, Ph.D.

Dr. Yogendra Kakad, Ph.D.
Professor
Email: 
kakad@uncc.edu
Phone: 
704-687-8408
Office: 
EPIC 2168
Fax: 
704-687-5588
Education: 
  • Ph.D. University of Florida, 1975
  • M.S.E. University of Florida, 1970
  • B.S.E. University of Baroda, 1967
Research: 
  • Control System Theory
  • Spacecraft Controls
  • Operations Research
Honors & Awards: 
  • Bank of America Outstanding Teaching Award Finalist, 2007
  • IEEE Region 3-Joseph M. Biedenbach Outstanding Engineering Educator Award, 2010
Professional Affiliations: 
  • IEEE, Life Senior Member, 1970-present
  • AIAA, Senior Member, 1986-present
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