Research Interests

I am interested in the field of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), Wireless Communications, Signal Processing and linear/dynamic programming techniques, specifically focusing on optimization and cross-layer design. I have conducted two projects sponsored by Samsung Electronics Company, Samsung Cooperation. 

The first project focused on IEEE 802.15.4 standard developed for low rate wireless personal area network (LR-WPAN). I suggested some technical areas that need to be further improved. These can be, I believe, considered a candidate of intellectual property through further investigation. In the second project, my responsibilities included developing a location-aware routing (LAR) protocol that can support sink mobility for WSNs, as well as implementing it on the real test platform to verify its performance. 

My philosophy both in classroom teaching and research mentoring emphasizes the close connection between theory and practical applications. In my view, real world applications based on any theory lectures are one of the most important factors in formulating the study motivation for students. The abstraction nature of the theory can be easily and effectively interpreted, understood, and memorized via the specific nature of the related practical applications. 

Furthermore, this approach is helpful for improving the problem solving skill of students. Discussing and working on practical applications is a powerful way of initiate new research problems and discoveries. It is then that teaching and learning become the most exciting and meaningful..