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Victor C.M. Leung


TELUS Mobility Research Chair in Advanced Telecommunications Engineering
Professor, Communications Group

Director, Wireless Networks and Mobile Systems (WiNMoS) Laboratory

Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering





Undergraduates: 2016 Summer USRA position available for Cognitive Ubiquitous Cloud Gaming project. If you are an international student, you may apply for the UBC Work Learn International Undergraduate Research Award.

Information for postgraduate and undergraduate applicants.


RESEARCH:   Areas | Summary | Publications | Partners | Associates


  • Design and analysis of architectures, protocols, and management, control and interworking strategies for telecommunication networks and information systems;
  • Applications to broadband, satellite, wireless, mobile, and personal communications networking and cloud computing.


My research interests are in the area of telecommunications and computer communications networking. The scope of the research includes design, evaluation, and analysis of network architectures, protocols, and network management, control, and internetworking strategies for reliable, efficient, and cost effective communications. The convergence of wireless and broadband communications has led to the integration of heterogeneous wireless and wireline networking technologies, often into the same device, to enable ubiquitous multimedia communications among people and machines regardless of locations and mobility. The thrust of the research is to contribute to the development of this emerging global network, with current focuses on multimedia services over heterogeneous wireless mobile broadband networks and wireless networking for sensors, vehicles, machines and personal multimedia devices.

Current projects include: (1) Cognitive platform for ubiquitous cloud-based gaming, (2) Energy-efficient resource provisioning for network-based cloud computing environments, (3) Wireless sensor networks for video surveillance, (4) Ultra-dense network architecture for 5G wireless networks, (5) Security solutions for the future Canadian smart grid, (6) Context-aware services in next generation networks with applications to vehicular networking environments, and (7) Developing next generation intelligent vehicular networks and applications. The issues addressed in these projects include mainly: scheduling and resource management in networks to provide quality of service guarantees, design of network architectures and protocols for high performance and energy-efficient broadband communications, development of protocols and mechanisms for security and privacy in wireless networks, and development of protocols and algorithms for application-specific wireless networking. Most projects involve novel designs and performance evaluation by modeling and analysis using analytical, numerical, and simulation methods. Where feasible, experimentations with practical implementations are also contemplated.

Conferences and Workshops:

         General Co-chair, 5th IEEE International Conference on Sustainable Computing and Communications (SustainCom 2015), Chengdu, China, 19-21 Dec. 2015.

         General Co-chair, 11th IEEE International Conference on Green Computing and Communications (GreenCom 2015), Sydney, Australia, 11-13 Dec. 2015.

         General Co-chair, 7th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom 2015), Vancouver, BC, 30 Nov. 3 Dec. 2015.

         General Chair, Workshop on Green Communications and Networks with Energy Harvesting, Smart Grids, and Renewable Energies at ICC 2015, London, UK, 8 June 2015.

         General Chair, Workshop on Mobile Cloud and Virtualization at Infocom 2015, Hong Kong, China, 27 Apr. 2015.


Prof. Victor C.M. Leung

Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

The University of British Columbia

Room 4013, Kaiser Building

2332 Main Mall, Vancouver, B.C.

Canada V6T 1Z4

Email: VLeung @ ECE UBC CA

Tel:  +1-604-822-6932

Fax: +1-604-822-5949

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Last update: November 13, 2015