Team Members

Trinity College Dublin

Prof. Luiz A. DaSilva

Prof. Luiz A. DaSilva is the Director of CONNECT. He came to Trinity College in 2009, where he now holds the Personal Chair of Telecommunications. Previously, Prof. DaSilva spent six years at IBM and seventeen years at Virginia Tech in the USA, most recently as a Professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Today, he retains a research professorship in that department. Prof. DaSilva’s research focuses on distributed and adaptive resource management in wireless networks, and in particular spectrum and infrastructure resource sharing for next generation networks. He is responsible for seminal work on cognitive networks and on the application of game theory to wireless resource management problems. He is currently working on a new architecture for virtual wireless networks orchestrated from resources belonging to heterogeneous technologies and multiple stakeholders. Prof. DaSilva’s research combines theoretical modeling of network resource planning and usage with hands-on testbed implementation of dynamic resource management solutions. Professor DaSilva is currently a principal investigator on research projects funded by the National Science Foundation in the United States, the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), and the European Commission under Framework Programme 7 and Horizon 2020. He is a co-applicant of CONNECT and holds a Principal Investigator grant from SFI. He has co-authored two books on wireless communications and is an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer. Professor Luiz DaSilva is a Fellow of the IEEE. He received the honour in recognition of “contributions to cognitive networks and resource management for wireless networks”.

Dr. Jacek Kibilda

Dr. Boris Galkin

Boris Galkin is a PhD researcher at CONNECT in Trinity College Dublin and is a member of Professor Luiz DaSilva‘s research team.He studied Computer & Electronic Engineering in Trinity College Dublin between 2009 and 2014 and graduated in 2014 with an MAI in Computer & Electronic Engineering. He began his PhD research in 2014 working on unmanned aerial vehicles as part of multi-tier cellular networks. His research interests include 5G networks and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

Jean-Baptiste Monteil

Jean-Baptiste Monteil received the MSc degree in Electrical Engineering from the Telecom SudParis Engineering School, France, in 2018.

His research interests are Deep Learning, Bayesian Inference, Financial Mathematics.

He is pursuing his PhD degree in networks resource allocation under the supervision of Dr Andrei Marinescu and Dr Luiz Da Silva.

Erika Fonseca

Erika is a PhD researcher at CONNECT in Trinity College Dublin.She received her MSc degree in Network Computing from University Federal Fluminense in 2017 and the BSc degree in Telecommunications Engineering in 2013, also from the University Federal Fluminense.She has experience in wireless network research and her research interest is focused on 5G cellular networks and software-defined radio.

André Gomes

André Gomes is a PhD researcher at CONNECT in Trinity College Dublin.He received his BSc in Telecommunications Engineering from the Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei (UFSJ) 2017, and his MSc in Computer Science from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) 2019. Currently, he pursues his PhD in Electronic and Electrical Engineering under the supervision of Prof. Luiz DaSilva.His research interests are mostly related to Machine Learning applications, Cognitive and Self-Organizing Networks.

Contributors

Dr. Alessandro Chiumento

Alessandro is a Research Fellow at CONNECT in Trinity College Dublin. He received his PhD in cellular network management from Imec, Leuven, Belgium, in 2015. He subsequently worked as a postdoctoral researcher at KU Leuven (Belgium) on massive machine-to-machine communication, channel prediction, very dense networks, and the application of machine learning to theoretical problems in telecommunication and information management. He is currently an MSCA EDGE fellow in CONNECT and is working on the project “Internet of Complex Things”, which aims to develop a formal framework for causality in distributed wireless networks and to provide adaptive run-time control methods for vast and dense IoT sensor networks.

Jernej Hribar

Jernej Hribar is a PhD researcher at CONNECT in Trinity College Dublin. His research focuses on future networks, particularly resource allocation problems for Internet of Things networks. He received bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 2013 from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Tsinghua University

Prof. Zhisheng Niu

Zhisheng Niu graduated from Beijing Jiaotong University, China, in 1985, and got his M.E. and D.E. degrees from Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan, in 1989 and 1992, respectively.  During 1992-94, he worked for Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Japan, and in 1994 joined with Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, where he is now a professor at the Department of Electronic Engineering. His major research interests include queueing theory, traffic engineering, mobile Internet, radio resource management of wireless networks, and green communication and networks. Dr. Niu has served as Chair of Emerging Technologies Committee (2014-15), Director for Conference Publications (2010-11), and Director for Asia-Pacific Board (2008-09) in IEEE Communication Society, and currently serving as Director for Online Contents (2018-19) and Area Editor of IEEE Trans. Green Commun. & Networks.  He received the Outstanding Young Researcher Award from Natural Science Foundation of China in 2009 and the Best Paper Award from IEEE Communication Society Asia-Pacific Board in 2013.  He was also selected as a distinguished lecturer of IEEE Communication Society (2012-15) as well as IEEE Vehicular Technologies Society (2014-18). He is a fellow of both IEEE and IEICE.

Prof. Sheng Zhou

Sheng Zhou received the B.E. and Ph.D. degrees in electronic engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2005 and 2011, respectively. From January to June 2010, he was a visiting student at the Wireless System Lab, Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA. From November 2014 to January 2015, he was a visiting researcher in Central Research Lab of Hitachi Ltd., Japan. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University. His research interests include cross-layer design for multiple antenna systems, mobile edge computing, vehicular networks, and green wireless communications. He received the IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Board Outstanding Young Researcher Award in 2017.

Prof. Yong Li

Yong Li received the B.S. degree in electronics and information engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, in 2007 and the Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2012. He is currently a Faculty Member of the Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University. Dr. Li has served as General Chair, TPC Chair, TPC Member for several international workshops and conferences, and he is on the editorial board of two IEEE journals. His papers have total citations more than 5200. Among them, ten are ESI Highly Cited Papers in Computer Science, and four receive conference Best Paper (run-up) Awards. He received IEEE 2016 ComSoc Asia-Pacific Outstanding Young Researchers and Young Talent Program of China Association for Science and Technology.

Prof. Zhiyuan Jiang

Zhiyuan Jiang received his B.E., Ph.D. degrees from the Electronic Engineering Department of Tsinghua University in 2010, 2015, respectively. He is currently an associate professor with the School of Communication and Information Engineering, Shanghai University. He visited University of Southern California during 2013-2014 and 2017-2018. He worked as an experienced researcher and a wireless signal processing scientist for Ericsson and Intel Labs in 2015-2016 and 2018, respectively. His main research interests include sequential decision making with applications in wireless networks and multi-antenna communication systems.

Ruichen Deng

Ruichen Deng is a Ph.D. researcher at Niulab in Electronic Engineering Department of Tsinghua University. His research interests include multiuser MIMO and CSI acquisition. He received the Bachelor degree in Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2013.

Sheng Chen

Sheng Chen received his Bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing, in 2016. Currently, he is studying for a Ph.D. degree at Niulab in the department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University. His research interests include channel estimation,  beamforming and machine learning applications in wireless communications.

Wenqi Shi

Wenqi Shi is pursuing his PhD degree in smart networking under the supervision of Dr Zhisheng Niu. He received the BSc degree in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2017. His reserach interests are 5G cellular networks, Mobile Edge Computing and Deep Learning.