My research interests center around communication networks with the focus on algorithmic and control-theoretic aspects:
  • Stochastic networks: analysis, optimization, and control
  • Game theory and mechanism design
  • Complexity theory: approximation algorithms and competitive analysis

Email: yupinhsu at mail dot ntpu dot edu dot tw   

Office8F07, Building of Law College, National Taipei University

Education

Texas A&M University (TAMU) - College Station: 2009 - 2014

  • Ph.D. - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Advisor: Alex Sprintson
National Chiao Tung University (NCTU): 2005 - 2007
  • M.S. - Department of Communication Engineering 
  • Advisor: Kai-Ten Feng
National Chiao Tung University (NCTU): 2001 - 2005
  • B.S. - Department of Electrophysics

Experience

National Taipei University (NTPU): 2016 - 
  • Assistant professor - Department of Communication Engineering
Massachusetts Institue of Technology (MIT): 2015 - 2016
  • Postdoc fellow - Laboratory of Information and Decision Systems (LIDS)
  • Host: Eytan Modiano
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD): 2014 - 2015
  • Postdoc fellow - Engineering Systems and Design Pillar 
  • Host: Lingjie Duan    
National Chiao Tung University (NCTU): 2007 - 2008
  • Research assistant - Center for Information and Communications Technology
  • Host: Kai-Ten Feng  

Honors

  • MIT-SUTD postdoc fellowship from MIT and SUTD, 2014
  • Selected to present my Ph.D. research at Graduation Day of Information Theory and Application Workshop (ITA), 2014
  • Merit scholarships from ECE, TAMU, 2009 and 2010
  • Candidate for the best student paper award from the proceeding of IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium (RWS), 2008
  • Graduate entrance scholarship from Department of Communication Engineering, NCTU, 2005
  • Presidential awards from Department of Electrophysics, NCTU, Spring 2003 and Fall 2004

Publications

Submissions or working papers:

  1. Y.-P. Hsu, E. Modiano, and L. Duan, "Scheduling Algorithms for Minimizing Age of Information in Wireless Broadcast Networks with Random Arrivals,"  [Technical report]  
  2. Y.-P. Hsu, I-H. Hou, and A. Sprintson, “The Index Coding Problem: A Game-Theoretical Perspective,” in preparation  
  3. Y.-P. Hsu, “Online Scheduling for Opportunistic Network Coding: Generalized Ski-Rental Problems,” in preparation 
Journal publications:
  1. Y.-P. Hsu and L. Duan, “To Motivate Social Grouping in Wireless Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 2017 [Technical report]
  2. Y.-P. Hsu, N. Abedini, N. Gautam, A. Sprintson, and S. Shakkottai, “Opportunities for Network Coding: To Wait or Not to Wait,” IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 2015
  3. Y.-P. Hsu, and K.-T. Feng, “MCR: MAC-Assisted Congestion-Controlled Routing for Wireless Multihop Networks,” Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, 2012 
Conference publications:   
  1. Y.-P. Hsu, "Age of Information: Whittle Index for Scheduling Stochastic Arrivals," Proc. of IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), 2018 [Technical report]
  2. Y.-P. Hsu, E. Modiano, and L. Duan, “Age of Information: Design and Analysis of Optimal Scheduling Algorithms,” Proc. of IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), 2017 [Technical report]
  3. I-H. Hou, Y.-P. Hsu, and A. Sprintson, “Truthful and Non-Monetary Mechanism for Direct Data Exchange,” Proc. of Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing (Allerton), 2013
  4. Y.-P. Hsu, I-H. Hou, and A. Sprintson, “The Index Coding Problem: A Game-Theoretical Perspective,” Proc. of IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), 2013
  5. Y.-P. Hsu and A. Sprintson, “Opportunistic Network Coding: Competitive Analysis,” Proc. of IEEE International Symposium on Network Coding (NETCOD), 2012
  6. Y.-P. Hsu, N. Abedini, N. Gautam, A. Sprintson, and S. Shakkottai, “Opportunities for Network Coding: To Wait or Not to Wait,” Proc. of IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), 2011 
  7. C.-M. Lee, J.-S. Lin, Y.-P. Hsu, and K.-T. Feng, “Design and Analysis of Optimal Channel-Hopping Sequence for Cognitive Radio Networks,” Proc. of IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), 2010 
  8. C.-W. Wang, Y.-P. Hsu, and K.-T. Feng, “Dynamic Power Management in Cognitive Radio Networks Based on Constrained Stochastic Games,” Proc. of IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), 2009 
  9. R.-T. Ma, Y.-P. Hsu, and K.-T. Feng, “A POMDP-Based Spectrum Handoff Protocol for Partially Observable Cognitive Radio Networks,” Proc. of IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), 2009 
  10. Y.-P. Hsu and K.-T. Feng, “Cross-Layer Routing for Congestion Control in Wireless Sensor Networks,” Proc. of IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium (RWS), 2008 
  11. Y.-P. Hsu and K.-T. Feng, “Performance Modeling of Power Saving Classes with Multiple Connections for Broadband Wireless Networks,” Proc. of IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), 2008 
  12. H.-L. Tseng, Y.-P. Hsu, C.-H. Hsu, P.-H. Tseng, and K.-T. Feng, “A Maximal Power-Conserving Scheduling Algorithm for Broadband Wireless Networks,” Proc. of IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), 2008 
  13. C.-C. Liao, Y.-P. Hsu, and K.-T. Feng, “Performance Analysis of Cooperative Communications from MAC Layer Perspectives,” Proc. of IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), 2008