Pin-Han Ho

Pin-Han Ho

Contact information

Phone: 519-888-4567 x36231
Location: EIT 4124


Pin-Han Ho

Biography summary

Pin-Han Ho is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo.

His current research interests cover a wide range of topics in broadband wired and wireless communication networks, including survivable network design, wireless communications, cyber-physical systems, and Internet of things. Professor Ho and his PhD student Dr. James She invented Wireless Media Express™ to rectify the problem of ‘wireless channel fading’. Wireless channel fading is the intrinsic wireless communication systems problem that limits wireless service providers from effectively multicasting to intended receivers. Wireless Media Express™ generates an intelligent multicast signal that maximizes the video quality for all intended receivers, regardless of receiver channel quality status. This technology will allow users to have access to TV channels on handheld devices while watching consistent high quality live broadcasting. It also gives a business owner the capability of conveniently uploading video advertising materials to different digital displays throughout a city (highway billboards, shopping mall displays, subway station terminals) all in one shot and targeted to different “time of day” audiences.

Research interests

  • Vehicular communications
  • Wireless network security
  • Cross-layer design
  • Coded video multicasting
  • MAC layer scheduling & performance analysis
  • High availability design
  • Integration of fiber and wireless
  • Communication systems (FiWi)
  • Information Systems
  • Cloud technology
  • Embedded systems
  • Connectivity and Internet of Things
  • Wireless communications/networking
  • Optical network survivability
  • Coded video multicasting
  • Cognitive and femtocell networks
  • Cybersecurity
  • Infrastructure integrity
  • IoT
  • Communications and Access
  • Application Domains
  • Networking and Data


  • 2002, Doctorate, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Queen's University
  • 2000, Master of Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Queen's University
  • 1995, Master of Science, Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University
  • 1993, Bachelor of Science (BSc), Electrical Engineering, Naional Taiwan University


  • ECE 124 - Digital Circuits and Systems
    • Taught in 2021
  • ECE 358 - Computer Networks
    • Taught in 2021, 2022, 2023
  • ECE 655 - Protocols, Software and Issues in Mobile Systems
    • Taught in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • ECE 710 - Special Topics in Communications and Information Theory
    • Taught in 2020, 2022
  • GENE 123 - Electrical Circuits and Instrumentation
    • Taught in 2019

* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/recent publications

  • Ali, Mohammed L and Ho, Pin-Han and Tapolcai, János, A Novel M-Trail Allocation Method for SRLG Fault Localization in All-Optical Networks, Optical Switching and Networking, 2016
  • Chen, Zhi and Ho, Pin-Han and She, James, Energy Minimization For Multiresolution Multirelay Multicast Networks, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 15(2), 2016, 1063 - 1075
  • He, Wei and Ho, Pin-Han, On Achieving Cyber-Physical Real-time Snapshot Acquisition in Billboard/Signage Networks, , 2016
  • Rouskas, George and Ho, Pin-Han and Tapolcai, Janos and Cinkler, Tibor, Special issue on advances in availability and survivability in optical networks, Optical Switching and Networking, 19, 2016
  • Wang, Bo and Ho, Pin-Han, Energy-efficient routing and bandwidth allocation in OFDM-based optical networks, Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 8(2), 2016, 71 - 84

Graduate studies