Director, the Lab for Advanced Network Design, Analysis, and Research (LANDER);
Chunming Qiao directs the Lab for Advanced Network Design, Analysis, and Research (LANDER), which conducts cutting-edge research with current foci on cyber transportation systems, reliability issues in cloud computing, user mobility and smartphones, and optical networking, as well as low-cost, low-power sensors and mobile (robotic) sensor networking. He has published over 100 and 170 papers in leading technical journals and conference proceedings, respectively, with an h-index of over 50 (according to Google Scholar). He pioneered research on Optical Internet, and in particular, the optical burst switching (OBS). One of his paper on OBS alone has been cited for more than 2000 times. In addition, his work on integrated cellular and ad hoc relaying systems (iCAR), started in 1999, is recognized as the harbinger for today's push towards the convergence between heterogeneous wireless technologies, and has been featured in BusinessWeek and Wireless Europe, as well as at the websites of New Scientists and CBC. His research has been funded by more than ten US NSF grants as a PI including two ITR awards, and by a dozen of major IT and telecommunications companies including Alcatel Research, Fujitsu Labs, Cisco, Google, NEC labs, Nokia, Nortel Networks, Sprint Advanced Technology Lab, and Telcordia, as well as Industrial Technology Research Institute (in Taiwan).
Dr. Qiao has given a dozen of keynotes, and numerous invited talks on the above research topics. He has chaired and co-chaired a dozen of international conferences and workshops. He was an editor of IEEE Transactions on Networking and Trans on Parallel and Distributed Systems, and a guest-editor for several IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC) issues. He was the chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on High Speed Networks (HSN) and the IEEE Subcommittee on Integrated Fiber and Wireless Technologies (FiWi) which he founded. He was elected to IEEE Fellow for his contributions to optical and wireless network architectures and protocols.