Dr. Wei (Chris) Wang, Assistant Professor, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Science, San Diego State University

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Email: wwang AT mail.sdsu.edu
Office: GMCS 547, 619-594-4302
Mailing Address: Department of Computer Science, College of Sciences, San Diego State University,
5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-7720

Dr. Wei Wang (Click Here for My Google Scholar Profile) is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at San Diego State University. He joined San Diego State University (SDSU) in August 2014. He was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at South Dakota State University from January 2010 to May 2014. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering with Significant Computer Science Emphasis from University of Nebraska - Lincoln, NE, USA, in December 2009. He received his B.S. degree in Computer Science and Computer Engineering Special/Intensive Education Program from Xian Jiaotong University, China, 2002, and M.S. degree in Information and Telecommunication Systems from Xian Jiaotong University, China, 2005. He worked as a Software Engineer with Nokia Siemens Networks Ltd (former Siemens Communications Ltd) in Beijing, China, 2005, and as a Co-op with National Broadcasting Research Center in conjunction with Tongshi Data Communications Co., Xian, China, 2001-2005.

His research interests include wireless multimedia communications, QoE-QoS issues in network economics, cyber physical system healthcare, and breast cancer imaging. He serves as an Associate Editor of Wiley Security and Communication Networks Journal (SCIE-Index), the Guest Editor of several journals and special issues such as IEEE ACCESS, Springer MONET, IJDSN, etc, the web co-chair of IEEE INFOCOM 2016-17, the track-chair of ACM SAC 2014-17, the program chair of ACM RACS 2014-16, workshop co-chair of ICST BodyNets 2013, the chair of IEEE CIT-MMC track 2012, the vice-chair of IEEE ICCT-NGN track 2011, and the program chair of the ICST IWMMN 2010, a Technical Program Committee (TPC) member for many international conferences such as IEEE INFOCOM, GLOBECOM, and ICC, the Co-Director of IEEE MMTC Review Board 2017-2018, and the Co-Director of the IEEE MMTC Publicity Board 2014-2016. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.



l  Ph.D. Students: I am looking for self-motivated Ph.D. students interested in Wireless Multimedia Networking areas. Research Assistant position is available C please email me your CV / RESUME. For more details please click HERE.

l  Master Students: Graduate thesis opportunities are available. Master students who have taken CS 696 Advanced Multimedia Networks, CS 596 Wireless Networks or CS 576 Computer Networks are encouraged to drop by and discuss your thesis plan.

l  Undergraduate Students: Undergraduate research opportunities are available on wireless networking topics. Students who have taken one of the following courses are encouraged to apply: CS 596 Wireless Networks, CS 576 Computer Networks, CS 530 System Programming, or CS 296 Robotics C Programming. Preferred qualification: Arduino or Raspberry Pi + wireless shields (WiFi, Zigbee, or Bluetooth), MATLAB, Visual Studio with C/C++ programming background.

Research Interests:

l  Primary: QoE/QoS Resource Allocation, Wireless Multimedia Communications, Networks Economics

l  Primary: Internet of Things, Wireless Sensor Networks, Energy Harvesting Cyber-Physical Systems

l  Secondary: Wireless Epilepsy Monitoring/Detection, Breast Cancer Imaging, Classification in m-Health

l  Secondary: Multimedia Security, Educational Robotics

Academic Awards and Recognitions:

l  Distinguished Member of Technical Program Committee, IEEE INFOCOM 2017.

l  Elevated to IEEE Senior Member, 2016.

l  SDSU College of Sciences and CS Department Academic Year End Recognition, May 2016.

l  ACM Recognition of Service Award, 2015.

l  ACM SigAPP Special Recognition Award 2014.

l  ACM SigAPP Outstanding Service Award 2013.

l  Sherwood and Elizabeth Berg Young Faculty Award 2012.

l  Best Paper Award of the 44th ACM Annual Simulation Symposium (ANSS), Boston, MA, Apr. 2011.

l  Best Paper Award of IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), Las Vegas, NV, Apr. 2008.

Selected Projects and Grants:                                                     

l  Collaborative Research: Cross Layer Exploration of Position-Value Diversity for Energy Constrained Wireless Multimedia Resource Allocation, Funded by National Science Foundation (NSF) CNS NeTS Program, 2014-2017, Total $460,728 with San Diego State University sharing $262,040. Lead PI.

l  A Low Cost Real-Time Wireless Electroencephalography (EEG) Monitoring Prototype: Development, Evaluation and Benchmark Signal Characterization, Funded by San Diego State University - University Grants Program (UGP), 2015-2016, Total $7,700. PI.

l  Developing Fundamental Algorithms for Finding Correlations of Medical Images, Funded by Korean Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), 2011-2014, Total $500,000. Co-PI during 2011-2014, Consultant during 2014-2016.

l  Optimal Power and Relay Selection in Wireless Relay Networks, Funded by NASA EPSCoR, 2012-2014, Total $249,497. Co-PI, Subcontract PI of $60,000. 

l  Security Printing and Anti-Counterfeiting Technology (SPACT) Center: A Unique Opportunity for South Dakota, Funded by South Dakota Board of Regents, 2013-2014, Total $900,000. Senior Investigator.

l  Energy Efficient Stream Authentication for Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks, Funded by South Dakota State University Research and Scholarship Support Fund, 2012-2013, Total $4,079. PI.

l  A Cross Disciplinary Hands-on Approach to Enhance SDSU Robotics Research and Education, Funded by South Dakota State University Academic and Scholarly Excellence (ASE) Initiative Program 2010-2011, Total $7,758. PI.

Selected Publications:

l  W. Wang, ``Collaborative Multimedia Source-Protocol Coordination: A Cross-Layer QoE Study in Modern Wireless Networks,'' IEEE Systems Journal (SCI/SCIE-Index), in press.

l  G. Liu, Q. Chen, Q. Yang, B. Zhu, H. Wang, W. Wang, OpinionWalk: An Efficient Solution to Massive Trust Assessment in Online Social Networks, in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), May 2017.

l  Q. Wang (Student Advisee), W. Wang, J. Shi, H. Zhu, N. Zhang, ``Smart Media Pricing (SMP): Non-Uniform Packet Pricing Game for Wireless Multimedia Communications,'' in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), the 5th Workshop on Smart Data Pricing, Apr. 2016.

l  Q. Wang (Student Advisee), W. Wang, S. Jin, H. Zhu, N. Zhang, ``Quality-Optimized Joint Source Selection and Power Control for Wireless Multimedia D2D Communication Using Stackelberg Game,'' IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (SCI/SCIE-Index), vol. 64, no. 8, pp.3755-3769, Aug. 2015.

l  W. Wang, C. Wang (Student Advisee), M. Zhao, ``Resource Optimized TTSH-URA for Multimedia Stream Authentication in Swallowable-Capsule Based Wireless Body Sensor Networks,'' IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (SCI/SCIE-Index), vol. 18, no. 2, pp.404 - 410, Mar. 2014.

l  R. Yao (Student Advisee), W. Wang, M. Farrokh-Baroughi, H. Wang, Y. Qian, ``Quality-Driven Energy-Neutralized Power and Relay Selection for Smart Grid Wireless Multimedia Sensor Based IoTs,'' IEEE Sensors Journal (SCI/SCIE-Index), vol. 13, no. 10, pp. 3637-3644, Oct. 2013.

l  W. Wang, M. Zhao, H. Wang, K. Hua, ``Exploring Region of Interest (ROI) to Support Quality of Service in Unreliable Wireless Electronic Healthcare Communications,'' International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics, vol. 7, no. 4, 2012.

l  L. Xing (Student Advisee), W. Wang, S. Wu, K. Hua, H. Wang, ``An Energy-Balanced Coding Redundancy Scheduling Approach to Support Quality of Service in Battery-Powered Multi-Hop Wireless Networks,'' in Proc. the 44th ACM Annual Simulation Symposium, pp.6-10, Apr. 2011. BEST PAPER AWARD.

l  W. Wang, M. Hempel, D. Peng, H. Wang, H. Sharif, H. H. Chen, On Energy Efficient Encryption for Video Streaming in Wireless Sensor Networks, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (SCI/SCIE-Index), vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 417-426, Aug. 2010.

l  W. Wang, D. Peng, H. Wang, H. Sharif, H. H. Chen, Cross-layer Multirate Interaction with Distributed Source Coding in Wireless Sensor Networks, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (SCI/SCIE-Index), vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 787-795, Feb. 2009.

l  W. Wang, D. Peng, H. Wang, H. Sharif, H. H. Chen, Energy-Distortion-Authentication Optimized Resource Allocation for Secure Wireless Image Streaming, in Proc. IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, pp.2810-2815, Apr. 2008. BEST PAPER AWARD.