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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





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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, Workshop on 5G Networks Using Unlicensed Spectrum at IEEE Globecom 2017, Singapore, Dec. 2017.

         General Chair, 14th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad hoc and Sensor Systems (IEEE MASS), Orlando, FL, Oct. 2017.

         General Co-Chair, 8th IEEE Information Technology,Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference (IEMCON). Vancouver, BC, Oct. 2017.

         TPC Co-chair (Lead) of Track 4: Services, Applications and Business, 28th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), Montreal, QB, Oct. 2017.

         General Co-Chair, 2017 IEEE International Workshop on Smart Multimedia (SmartMM) at IEEE SmartComp 2017, Hong Kong, China, May 2017.

         General Co-Chair, Workshop on 5G Ultra Dense Networks at IEEE ICC 2017, Paris, France, May 2017.

         General Co-Chair, 3rd IEEE INFOCOM Workshop on Smart Cities and Urban Computing, Atlanta, GA, May 2017.

         General Chair, IEEE INFOCOM 2017 Workshop on Integrating Edge Computing, Caching, and Offloading in Next Generation Networks (IECCO), Atlanta, GA, May 2017.

         General Co-chair, International Conference on 5G for Future Wireless Networks, Beijing, China, Apr. 2017.

         General Chair, 2nd International Conference on Smart Grid Inspired Future Technologies (SmartGIFT), London, UK, Mar. 2017.


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: August 18, 2017