Zhangyu Guan

Assistant Professor

Wireless Intelligent Networking and Security Lab
Department of Electrical Engineering
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York



Address: 221 Davis Hall, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260 - 1920
Phone: (716) 645-1147
Email: guan@buffalo.edu



Biography | Research | Team | Publications | Service | Teaching | Outreach | Curriculum Vitae | Links


News

IEEE RoboCom 2021 (July 2020): I will serve as the General Co-Chair for 1st International Workshop on Communication and Networking for Swarms Robotics (RoboCom), in conjunction with IEEE CCNC 2021, January 2021, Virtual Conference. Submit your paper before Oct. 23, 2020 [ submission link ].


New Spectrum Technologies (July 2020): Our paper "LeTera: Stochastic Beam Control Through ESN Learning in Terahertz-Band Wireless UAV Networks" won the Best Paper Award Runner-up on the 4th IEEE INFOCOM Workshop on Wireless Communications and Networking in Extreme Environments (WCNEE), Toronto, Canada, July 2020.


EE701: IoT Course (May 2020): The application to EE701: Special Topics: The Internet of Things: From Technology to Applications is open. Please apply at https://forms.gle/zHfsN2itTyXAJT2g7 before June 30, 2020. The 4th UB SEAS IoT Graduate Program Project Exhibition will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Buffalo Day for 5G and Wireless Internet of Things. Visit the event website for more information.


Wireless Network Security (April 2020): WINGS Lab PhD student Maxwell Mcmanus was selected to participate in the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) 2020 Summer Visiting Faculty (Student) Research Program (VFRP) to work on wireless network security.


New Spectrum Technologies (March 2020): Our work on self-organizing massive-MIMO drone networks will be published in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.


New Spectrum Technologies (March 2020): Our FlyTera paper will be presented at IEEE SECON 2020. FlyTera is a new framework for joint spectrum access and flight control in THz-enabled wireless drone networks.


Network Design Automation (Dec. 2019): Our work "SwarmControl" will be presented on IEEE INFOCOM 2020. SwarmControl provides an automated distributed control framework for self-optimizing drone networks, rooted from our recently established results on principled software-defined wireless networking.


Biography

I am an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering (EE) at The State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo). I received my Ph.D. in Communication and Information Systems from Shandong University in China in 2010. I was a visiting Ph.D. student with the Department of EE, SUNY Buffalo, from 2009 to 2010. I also worked here as a Postdoctoral Research Associate from 2012 to 2015. After that, I worked as an Associate Research Scientist with the Department of ECE at Northeastern University in Boston, MA, from 2015 to 2018. I direct the Wireless Intelligent Networking and Security (WINGS) Lab at SUNY Buffalo, with research interests in modeling, control, and system design toward next-generation, intelligent and secure wireless networking.

Current Research Areas

Network Design Automation: Programmable Networks, Wireless Network Operating System, AI for Wireless

New Spectrum Technologies: Spectrum Coexistence, 6 GHz Band, mmWave/THz-band Networking, Drone Networks

Wireless Network Security: Protocol Jamming/Anti-jamming, Adversarial Machine Learning for Wireless

Experimentation Platform: UB OpenIoT, UB NeXT (Extendable Network Optimization, Emulation and Deployment System)

Team

Ph.D. Students


Sabarish Krishna Moorthy (Jan. 2019)
Programmable Networks, New Spectrum Technologies
[Website]

Ajeya Anand (May. 2019)
Programmable Networks, AI/ML for Wireless
[Website]

Jiangqi Hu (August 2019)
New Spectrum Technologies
[Website]

Maxwell Mcmanus (Jan. 2020)
Wireless Network Security
Co-advised with Dr. Scott Pudlewski from Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)
[Website]

M.S. Students


Ranjith Samuel Suresh Kumar
Wireless UAV Networks

Ankush Hari
Spectrum Coexistence in the 6 GHz Frequency Bands

Chencheng Lu
RF Sensing and Classification

Sayan Koley
Spectrum Coexistence Between LTE and Wi-Fi

Falgunih Bonawate
Spectrum Coexistence Between LTE and Wi-Fi

Publications


Submitted Publications

  • S. K. Moorthy, Z. Guan, "Beam Learning in MmWave/THz-band Drone Networks Under In-Flight Mobility Uncertainties," submitted for journal publication (under revision, May 2020).

  • S. K. Moorthy, Z. Guan, S. Pudlewski, E. S. Bentley, "On the Value of Cooperation in Swarm UAV Networks With Massive MIMO Capabilities," submitted for conference publication, May 2020.

  • N. Cen, Z. Guan, T. Melodia, "Low-Power Multimedia Internet of Things Through Compressed Sensing based Multi-view Video Streaming," submitted for journal publication, Sept. 2019.

  • Z. Guan, L. Bertizzolo, E. Demirors, T. Melodia, "WNOS: Enabling Principled Software-Defined Wireless Networking," submitted for journal publication (under revision, Feb. 2020).

Journal and Magazines

  • L. Bonati, S. D'Oro, L. Bertizzolo, E. Demirors, Z. Guan, S. Basagni, T. Melodia, "CellOS: Zero-touch Softwarized Open Cellular Networks," Computer Networks (Elsevier), vol. 180, Oct. 2020. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • Z. Guan, N. Cen, T. Melodia, S. Pudlewski, "Joint Power, Association and Flight Control for Massive-MIMO Self-Organizing Flying Drones," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 2020. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • Z. Guan, H. Kulhandjian, T. Melodia, "Stochastic Channel Access in Underwater Networks With Statistical Interference Modeling," IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2020. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • N. Cen, Jithin Jagannath, Simone Moretti, Z. Guan, Tommaso Melodia, "LANET: Visible-Light Ad Hoc Network," Ad Hoc Networks (Elsevier), vol. 84, pp. 107-123, 2018. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • Z. Guan and T. Melodia, "The Value of Cooperation: Minimizing User Costs in Multi-broker Mobile Cloud Computing Networks," IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 780-791, Oct.-Dec. 2017. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • N. Cen, Z. Guan, and T. Melodia, "Inter-view Motion Compensated Joint Decoding of Compressive-Sampled Multi-view Video Streaming," IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, vol. 19, no. 6, pp. 1117-1126, June 2017. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • L. Zhang, Z. Guan, and T. Melodia, "United Against the Enemy: Anti-jamming Based on Cross-layer Cooperation in Wireless Networks," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 15, no. 8, pp. 5733-5747, Aug. 2016. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • Z. Guan, G. E. Santagati, and T. Melodia, "Distributed Algorithms for Joint Channel Access and Rate Control in Ultrasonic Intra-body Networks," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 24, no. 5, pp. 3109-3122, Oct. 2016. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • Z. Guan, T. Melodia, D. Yuan, and D. Pados, "Distributed Resource Management for Cognitive Ad Hoc Networks with Cooperative Relays," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 1675-1689, June 2016. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • Z. Guan, T. Melodia, and G. Scutari, "To Transmit or Not to Transmit? Distributed Queueing Games for Infrastructureless Wireless Networks," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 1153-1166, April 2016. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • S. Pudlewski, N. Cen, Z. Guan, and T. Melodia, "Video Transmission over Lossy Wireless Networks: A Cross-layer Perspective," IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Signal Processing, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 6-22, Feb. 2015. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • Z. Guan and T. Melodia, "Cloud-assisted Smart-camera Networks for Energy-efficient 3D Video Streaming," IEEE Computer, vol. 47, no. 5, pp. 60-66, May 2014. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • Jiali Xu, Z. Guan, "Joint Relay Selection and Cognitive Spectrum Access Based on Genetic Algorithm in Cooperative Wireless Networks," The Journal of New Industrialization, vol. 5, 2014.

  • Z. Guan, D. Yuan, H. Zhang, and L. Ding, "Cooperative Bargaining Solution for Efficient and Fair Spectrum Management in Cognitive Wireless Networks," International Journal of Communication Systems, vol. 27, no. 11, pp. 3441-3459, Nov. 2014.

  • Z. Guan, T. Melodia, and D. Yuan, "Jointly Optimal Rate Control and Relay Selection for Cooperative Wireless Video Streaming," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 1173-1186, August 2013. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • Z. Guan, D. Yuan, and H. Zhang, "Optimal and Fair Resource Allocation for Multiuser Wireless Multimedia Transmissions," EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, 2009. [pdf] [bibtex]

Conference Papers

  • S. K. Moorthy, Z. Guan, "FlyTera: Echo State Learning for Joint Access and Flight Control in THz-enabled Drone Networks," in Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication and Networking (SECON), Como, Italy, June 2020. [pdf] [bibtex] [Video]

  • S. K. Moorthy, Z. Guan, "LeTera: Stochastic Beam Control Through ESN Learning in Terahertz-Band Wireless UAV Networks," in Proc. of IEEE INFOCOM Workshop on Wireless Communications and Networking in Extreme Environments (WCNEE), Toronto, Canada, July 2020. [pdf] [bibtex] [Video] [source code] (Best Paper Award Runner-Up)

  • A. Anand, R. S. Suresh Kumar, F. Malandra, Z. Sun, Z. Guan, "UBSpot: A Universal Broadband Flying Hotspot Experimental Testbed Toward Programmable Aerial-Ground Wireless Networks," in Proc. of IEEE Radio & Wireless Symposium (RWS): Internet of Things (IoT) and the mmWave Frontier, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 26-27 January 2020. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • L. Bertizzolo, S. D'Oro, L. Ferranti, L. Bonati, E. Demirors, Z. Guan, T. Melodia, S. Pudlewski, "SwarmControl: An Automated Distributed Control Framework for Self-Optimizing Drone Networks," in Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Toronto, Canada, July 2020. [pdf] [bibtex] [video]

  • L. Bertizzolo, E. Demirors, Z. Guan, T. Melodia, "CoBeam: Beamforming-based Spectrum Sharing With Zero Cross-Technology Signaling for 5G Wireless Networks," in Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Toronto, Canada, July 2020. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • Z. Guan and Tejas Kulkarni, "On the Effects of Mobility Uncertainties on Wireless Communications Between Flying Drones in the mmWave/THz Bands," in Proc. of IEEE INFOCOM Workshop on Wireless Communications and Networking in Extreme Environments (WCNEE), Paris, France, 29 April - 2 May 2019. [pdf] [bibtex] [source code]

  • N. Cen, N. Dave, E. Demirors, Z. Guan, T. Melodia, "LiBeam: Throughput-Optimal Cooperative Beamforming for Indoor Visible Light Networks," in Proc. of IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Paris, France, 29 April - 2 May 2019. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • Z. Guan, Nan Cen, T. Melodia, Scott Pudlewski, "Self-Organizing Flying Drones with Massive MIMO Networking," in Proc. of Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop (Med-Hoc-Net), Capri, Italy, June 2018. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • Z. Guan, L. Bertizzolo, E. Demirors, and T. Melodia, "Demo Abstract: WNOS: Software-defined Generation of Distributed Optimal Control Programs for Wireless Networks," in Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Honolulu, HI, April 2018. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • Z. Guan, L. Bertizzolo, E. Demirors, and T. Melodia, "WNOS: An Optimization-based Wireless Network Operating System," in Proc. of ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc), Los Angeles, USA, June 2018. [pdf] [bibtex] [source code]

  • Z. Guan and T. Melodia, "CU-LTE: Spectrally-Efficient and Fair Coexistence between LTE and Wi-Fi in Unlicensed Bands," in Proc. of IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), San Francisco, CA, USA, April 2016. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • N. Cen, Z. Guan, and T. Melodia, "Multiview Wireless Video Streaming Based on Compressed Sensing: Architecture and Network Optimization," in Proc. of ACM Intl. Symp. on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc), Hangzhou, China, June 2015. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • Z. Guan, G. E. Santagati, and T. Melodia, "Ultrasonic Intra-body Networking: Interference Modeling, Stochastic Channel Access and Rate Control," in Proc. of IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Hong Kong S.A.R., PRC, April 2015. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • J. Shi, Z. Guan, C. Qiao, T. Melodia, D. Koutsonikolas, and G. Challen, "Crowdsourcing Access Network Spectrum Allocation Using Smartphones," Poster in ACM International Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications (HotMobile), Santa Fe, New Mexico, Feb. 2015. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • J. Shi, Z. Guan, C. Qiao, T. Melodia, D. Koutsonikolas, and G. Challen, "Crowdsourcing Access Network Spectrum Allocation Using Smartphones," in Proc. of ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks (HotNets), Los Angeles, California, USA, Oct. 2014. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • L. Zhang, Z. Guan, and T. Melodia, "Cooperative Anti-jamming for Infrastructure-less Wireless Networks with Stochastic Relaying," in Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Toronto, Canada, April 2014. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • N. Cen, Z. Guan, and T. Melodia, "Joint Decoding of Independently Encoded Compressive Multi-view Video Streams," in Proc. of Picture Coding Symposium (PCS), San Jose, CA, December 2013. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • Z. Guan, T. Melodia, and G. Scutari, "Distributed Queuing Games in Interference-limited Wireless Networks," in Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Budapest, Hungary, June 2013. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • Z. Guan, T. Melodia, and D. Yuan, "Stochastic Channel Access for Underwater Acoustic Networks with Spatial and Temporal Interference Uncertainty," in Proc. of ACM Intl. Conf. on UnderWater Networks and Systems (WUWNet), Los Angeles, CA, USA, November 2012. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • Z. Guan, T. Melodia, D. Yuan, and D. A. Pados, "Distributed Spectrum Management and Relay Selection in Interference-Limited Cooperative Wireless Networks," in Proc. of ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, September 19-23, 2011. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • Z. Guan T. Melodia, and D. Yuan, "Optimizing Cooperative Video Streaming in Wireless Networks," in Proc. of IEEE Intl. Conf. on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks (SECON), Salt Like City, Utah, June 27-29, 2011. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • Z. Guan, L. Ding, T. Melodia, and D. Yuan, "On the Effect of Cooperative Relaying on the Performance of Video Streaming Applications in Cognitive Radio Networks," in Proc. of IEEE Intl. Conf. on Communications (ICC), Kyoto, Japan, June 5-9, 2011. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • Z. Guan, D. Yuan, and H. Zhang, "Co-opetition Strategy for Collaborative Multiuser Multimedia Resource Allocation," in Proc. of the IEEE Intl. Conf. on Communications (ICC), Dresden, Germany, June 14-18, 2009. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • Q. Jin, D. Yuan, and Z. Guan, "Distributed Geometric-Programming-Based Power Control in Cellular Cognitive Radio Networks," in Proc. of IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Spring), Barcelona, Spain, April. 26-29, 2009. [pdf] [bibtex]

  • Z. Guan, D. Yuan, and H. Zhang, "Novel Coopetition Paradigm Based on Bargaining Theory for Collaborative Multimedia Resource Management," in Proc. of IEEE Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications Symposium (PIMRC), Cannes, France, Sept 15-18, 2008. [pdf] [bibtex]

Intellectual Property - Patents

Service

Conference Organizations

  • Chair for Information System (EDAS) for IEEE Consumer Communications Networking Conference(CCNC) 2021
  • Student Travel Grants Chair, IEEE Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks (SECON), Como, Italy, June 2020
  • TPC Chair for IEEE INFOCOM Workshop on Wireless Communications and Networking in Extreme Environments (WCNEE), Beijing, China, April 2020
  • Organizing Committee Chair for the 1st Buffalo Day for 5G and Wireless Internet of Things, Buffalo, NY, Nov. 2019
  • Student Travel Grants Chair, IEEE Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks (SECON), Boston, June 2019
  • Session Chair of "Sensor Networks 1" for IEEE INFOCOM, Paris, France, 29 April - 2 May 2019
  • Session Chair of "Heterogeneous Networks" for IEEE INFOCOM, Honolulu, HI, USA, 15-19 April 2018
  • Session Chair of "Service Provision" for Med-Hoc-Net, Capri, Italy, June 2018
  • Session Chair of "Software Defined Networks I" for IEEE INFOCOM, Atlanta, GA, USA, May 1-4, 2017
  • TPC Vice-chair for Information System (EDAS) for IEEE International Symposium on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks (LANMAN), Osaka, Japan, June 2017
  • Session Chair of "Radio Resource Allocation I" and "Wireless Network Optimization" for IEEE INFOCOM, San Francisco, CA, USA, April 2016
  • Publicity Co-chair of IEEE 14th International conference on Communication Technology (ICCT 2012), Chengdu, China, 9-11 September, 2012
  • Secretary General of IEEE 13th International conference on Communication Technology (ICCT 2011), Jinan, China, 25-28 September, 2011

  • Journal Editorship

  • Area Editor, Computer Networks (Elsevier), since July 2019

  • TPC Member

  • IEEE INFOCOM, 2016-2021
  • IEEE MASS, 2017-2019
  • IEEE GLOBECOM, 2015-2020
  • IEEE ICC, 2018-2021
  • IEEE MILCOM, 2016-2019
  • IEEE PIMRC, 2013-2017, 2020
  • IEEE ICNC, 2012-2020
  • IEEE WCNC, 2012, 2014-2020
  • IEEE WONS, 2013-2014, 2016-2020
  • IEEE IPCCC, 2015-2020
  • IFIP NTMS, 2011-2012, 2014-2016, 2018-2020
  • IEEE SECON 2019
  • IEEE SwarmNet, 2019-2020
  • IEEE/ACM IWQoS 2020

  • Reviewer

    IEEE Journals: IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, IEEE Network Magazine, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Systems Journal, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, IEEE Communications Letters

    Elsevier Journals: Elsevier Journal on Ad Hoc Networks, Elsevier Journal on Computer Networks, Elsevier Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Elsevier Journal of Image Communication

    Wiley Journals: International Journal of Communication Systems, Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies

    Conferences: INFOCOM, ICDCS, SECON, ICC, GLOBECOM, WUWNet, PIMRC, NTMS, MILCOM, WCNC, VTC, Med-Hoc-Net, MSN, Networking

    Teaching

  • Fall 2020, The Internet of Things: From Technology to Applications, University at Buffalo (EE701, for graduate students)

  • Spring 2020, Programmable Networks, University at Buffalo (EE459/559, Special Topics, for undergraudate/graduate students)

  • Fall 2019, The Internet of Things: From Technology to Applications, University at Buffalo (EE701, for graduate students)

  • Spring 2019, Programmable Networks, University at Buffalo (EE459/559, Special Topics, for undergraudate/graduate students)

  • Links

  • The 2nd Buffalo Day for 5G and Wireless Internet of Things
  • Wireless Networks and Embedded Systems (WiNES) Lab @ Northeastern University
  • Electrical Engineering @ State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Information Science and Engineering @ Shandong University