Professor Jianping Pan, University of Victoria
Topology Control for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks
Vehicular ad hoc networks of one-dimensional highway vehicles or high-speed trains, two-dimensional city traffic, or three-dimensional unmanned aerial vehicles or autonomous underwater vehicles, are promised to dramatically improve road safety, trip efficiency and travel comfort, and to explore new frontiers beyond surface road. However, the mobility involved in these networks, often in high speed, creates many new challenges to topology control and other control processes based on it. On the other hand, in many scenarios vehicle mobility is highly predictable due to road constraints and traffic condition, which offers new opportunities, often in a probabilistic sense, to topology control. In this talk, we will present some recent work on topology control for one-dimensional and two-dimensional vehicular networks, including mobile tactical networks for military operations, and also discuss further challenges and future work in such emerging networks.
Dr. Jianping Pan is currently an Associate Professor of computer science at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. He received his Bachelor's and PhD degrees in computer science from Southeast University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China, and he did his postdoctoral research at the University of Waterloo. He also worked at Fujitsu Labs and NTT Labs. His area of specialization is computer networks and distributed systems, and his current research interests include protocols for advanced networking, performance analysis of networked systems, and applied network security. He received the IEICE Best Paper Award in 2009, the Telecommunications Advancement Foundation's Telesys Award in 2010, the WCSP 2011 Best Paper Award, the IEEE Globecom 2011 Best Paper Award, the JSPS Invitation Fellowship in 2012, and the IEEE ICC 2013 Best Paper Award, and has been serving on the technical program committees of major computer communications and networking conferences including IEEE INFOCOM, ICC, Globecom, WCNC and CCNC. He is the Ad Hoc and Senor Networking Symposium Co-Chair of IEEE Globecom 2012 and an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. He is a senior member of the ACM and a senior member of the IEEE.
Invited By Professor Weihua Zhuang