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Research

Potential Opening for Ph.D. students

    Looking for talented hard-working students who have a strong background in embedded processors and FPGA (Verilog or VHDL) design with knowledge and interests in computer networking. Hands-on experience in hardware prototyping systems is highly desirable.

 

Research Interests

    Optical Networks, Quantum Cryptography, Networked Systems, Reconfigurable FPGA Systems, Heterogeneous Networks, High Performance Routers, System Prototyping

 

Funded Research

  • Principal Investigator, "Systems Research and Education Consortium", $90,000, 8/1/2013-7/31/2018.
  • Principal Investigator, Halliburton, "High Speed Ethernet Communications with Low End Processor," $200,000, 8/1/2013-7/31/2018.
  • Co-Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, "TC: Small: Collaborative Research: Exploring a Robust Quantum Cryptography Protocol for Securing Optical Burst Switching Networks," $500,000 total, $166,666 (UH), 9/1/2011-8/31/2015.
  • Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, “MRI: Development of Reconfigurable DWDM Multi-Mode Switching Platform for Supporting Telesurgery Telemedicine and Heterogeneous Applications,” $587,570, 8/1/2009-9/30/2013.
  • Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, “IHCS: Cyber Systems: DWDM Multi-Mode Switching for Telesurgery and Heterogeneous Applications,” $303,091, 9/1/2009-8/31/2014.
  • Principal Investigator, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, “Latency and Jitter Control for Telesurgery and Telemedicine Using Asymmetric WDM Burst Switching,” Texas Advanced Research Program (ARP), $149,800, 5/15/2008-5/2011.
  • Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, “CRI: IAD: Reconfigurable Optical Burst Switching Research Testbed Acquisition and Development,” $298,897, 9/1/2007-8/31/2011.

Selected Publications

  • W. Chen, Lei Wang, Dmitriy Chenchykov, Linsen Wu, Yuhua Chen, "Sub-Millisecond Dynamic Optical Path Setup in DWDM Multi-Mode Switching Networks," in Proceedings of IEEE Globecom 2013, Atlanta, December 2013.
  • Y. Chen, L. Wang, S. Joshi, L. Wu, W. Chen, C. Sou,  "Packetized Reconfigurable Asymmetric Optical Burst Switching - A Consolidated Approach to DWDM-based Communication," International Workshop on Optical Networking (iWON 2013), Atlanta, December 2013.
  • Y. Chen, S. Kak, P. Verma, G. Macdonald, M. El Rifai, N. Punekar, "Multi-Photon Secure Quantum Communication - From Theory to Practice," in Proceedings of ICC 2013, June 2013.
  • S. Mandal, G. Macdonald, M. El Rifai, N. Punekar, F. Zamani, Y. Chen, S. Kak, P. Verma, R. Huck, J. Sluss, "Multi-Photon Implementation of Three-Stage Quantum Cryptography Protocol," in Proceedings of International Conference on Information Networking (ICOIN) 2013, January 2013.
  • Y. Chen, W. Tang, “Reconfigurable Asymmetric Optical Burst Switching for Concurrent DWDM Multimode Switching: Architecture and Research Directions,” IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 48, no. 5, pp. 57-65, May 2010.
  • Y. Chen, P. K. Verma, “Optical Burst Switching: An Emerging Core Network Technology,” Internet Networks – Wired, Wireless, and Optical Technologies, K. Iniewski, Ed. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, pp. 265-290, 2010.
  • Y. Chen, P. K. Verma, “Secure Optical Burst Switching: Framework and Research Directions,” IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 46, no. 8, pp. 40-45, August 2008.
  • L. Wang, Y. Chen, M. Thaker, “Virtual Burst Assembly - A Solution to Out-of-Sequence Delivery in Optical Burst Switching Networks,” in Proceedings of IEEE Globecom 2008, pp. 1-6, Nov. 2008
  • Y. Chen, J. S. Turner, P.-F. Mo, “Optimal Burst Scheduling in Optical Burst Switched Networks,” IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 25, no. 8, pp. 1883-1894, August 2007.
  • Y. Chen, J. S. Turner, Z. Zhai, “Contour-Based Priority (CBP) Scheduling in Optical Burst Switched Networks,” IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 25, no. 8, pp. 1949-1960, August 2007.
  • Y. Chen, J. S. Turner, Z. Zhai, “Design and Implementation of an Ultra Fast Pipelined Wavelength Scheduler for Optical Burst Switching,” Photonic Network Communications, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 317-326, December 2007.

Patents

  • "Methods for Non Wavelength Converting Multi-Lane Optical Burst Switching," US patent, 2012.
  • “Methods and Apparatus for DWDM Multi-Mode Switching Router and Dynamic Multi-Mode Configuration/Reconfiguration," US patent pending.
  • “Methods and Apparatus for Traffic Management in Multi-Mode Switching DWDM Networks," US patent pending.
  • “Methods and Apparatus for Concurrent DWDM Multi-Mode Switching Using Reconfigurable Asymmetric Optical Burst Switching," US patent pending.
  • “Methods and Apparatus for Securing Optical Burst Switching (OBS) Network," US patent pending.
  • “Method and System for Providing a Mobile Virtual Router,” US patent pending.
  • “Method and System of Forming a Mobile Virtual Router,” US patent pending.
  • “Method and System for Sharing Router Resources via a Mobile Virtual Router,” US patent pending.
  • “Method and System of Congestion Control in a Mobile Virtual Router,” US patent pending.
  • “Method and Apparatus for Secure Quantum Communication," disclosure filed.