Publications

  Peer-reviewed Journals

  • X. Tan, Z. Sun, and P. Wang, "Environment-Aware Localization for Wireless Sensor Networks using Magnetic Induction", submitted for journal publication.
     
  • H. Guo, J. M. Jornet, Q. Gan, and Z. Sun, "Cooperative Raman Spectroscopy for Real-time In Vivo Nano-biosensing", to appear in IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience, 2017.
     
  • H. Guo, Z. Sun, and C. Zhou, "Practical Design and Implementation of Metamaterial-Enhanced Magnetic Induction Communication", to appear in IEEE Access, 2017.
     
  • H. Guo, Z. Sun, and P. Wang, "Broadband Channel Modeling and Analysis for Magnetic Induction Communication in Practical Underwater Environments", IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 66, No. 8, pp. 6619-6632, August 2017.
     
  • Z. Zhang, R. Wang, X. Qu, H. Ma, and Z. Sun, "Connectivity of Magnetic Induction-based Ad Hoc Networks", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 16, No. 7, pp. 4181-4191, July 2017.
     
  • W. Wang, Z. Sun, K. Ren, and B. Zhu, "User Capacity of Wireless Physical-layer Identification", IEEE Access, vol. 5, pp. 3353-3368, 2017.
     
  • W. Wang, Z. Sun, S. Piao, B. Zhu, and K. Ren, "Wireless Physical Layer Identification: Modeling and Validation", IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, Vol. 11, No. 9, pp. 2091-2106, September 2016.
     
  • H. Guo, P. Johari, J. M. Jornet, and Z. Sun, "Intra-body Optical Channel Modeling for In-vivo Wireless Nanosensor Networks", IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 41-52, January 2016.
     
  • H. Guo, Z. Sun, J. Sun, and N. M. Litchinitser, "M2I: Channel Modeling for Metamaterial-Enhanced Magnetic Induction Communications", IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 63, No. 11, pp. 5072-5087, November 2015.
     
  • I. F. Akyildiz, P. Wang, and Z. Sun, "Realizing Underwater Communication through Magnetic Induction", IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 53, No. 11, pp. 42-48, November 2015.
     
  • X. Tan, Z. Sun, and I. F. Akyildiz, "Wireless underground sensor networks: Mi-based communication systems for underground applications", IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, Vol. 57, No. 4, pp. 74-87, August 2015.
     
  • W. Wang, Z. Sun, and B. Zhu, "Modeling the Seismic Impacts on Communication Networks in Smart Grid", International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, vol. 2015, Article ID 587640, 2015.
     
  • S.-C. Lin, I. F. Akyildiz, P. Wang, and Z. Sun, "Distributed Cross-layer Protocol Design for Magnetic Induction Communication in Wireless Underground Sensor Networks", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 14, No. 7, July 2015.
     
  • H. Guo and Z. Sun, "Channel and Energy Modeling for Self-Contained Wireless Sensor Networks in Oil Reservoirs", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 2258-2269, April 2014.
     
  • Z. Sun, I. F. Akyildiz, S. Kisseleff, and W. Gerstacker, "Increasing the Capacity of Magnetic Induction Communications in RF-Challenged Environments," IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 61, No. 9, pp. 3943-3952, September 2013.
     
  • Z. Dai, J. Liu, Z. Sun, and K. Long, "Efficient Secondary Access with Intelligent Spectrum Sensing in Cognitive Radio Networks", International Journal of Communication Systems (Wiley), 2013.
     
  • Z. Sun and I. F. Akyildiz, "Optimal Deployment for Magnetic Induction-based Wireless Networks in Challenged Environments," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 996-1005, March 2013.
     
  • Z. Sun, I. F. Akyildiz, and G. P. Hancke, "Dynamic Connectivity in Wireless Underground Sensor Networks," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 10, No. 12, pp. 4334-4344, December 2011.
     
  • Z. Sun, I. F. Akyildiz, and G. P. Hancke, "Capacity and Outage Analysis of MIMO and Cooperative Communication Systems in Underground Tunnels," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 10, No. 11, pp. 3793 - 3803, November 2011.
     
  • Z. Sun and I. F. Akyildiz, "A Mode-Based Approach for Channel Modeling in Underground Tunnels under the Impact of Vehicular Traffic Flow," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 10, No. 10, pp. 3222-3231, October 2011.
     
  • Z. Sun, P. Wang, M. C. Vuran, M. A. Al-Rodhaan, A. M. Al-Dhelaan, and I. F. Akyildiz, "MISE-PIPE: Magnetic Induction-based Wireless Sensor Networks for Underground Pipeline Monitoring," Ad Hoc Networks Journal (Elsevier), Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 218-227, May 2011.
     
  • Z. Sun, P. Wang, M. C. Vuran, M. A. Al-Rodhaan, A. M. Al-Dhelaan, and I. F. Akyildiz, "BorderSense: Border Patrol through Advanced Wireless Sensor Networks," Ad Hoc Networks Journal (Elsevier), Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 468-477, May 2011.
     
  • P. Wang, Z. Sun, M. C. Vuran, M. A. Al-Rodhaan, A. M. Al-Dhelaan, and I. F. Akyildiz, "On Network Connectivity of Wireless Sensor Networks for Sandstorm Monitoring," Computer Networks Journal (Elsevier), Vol. 55, No. 5, pp. 1150-1157, April 2011.
     
  • Z. Sun, "A Comprehensive Simulator for Wireless Underground Sensor Networks," in IEEE TC on Simulation (invited paper), Vol. 7, December 2010.
     
  • Z. Sun and I. F. Akyildiz, "Magnetic Induction Communications for Wireless Underground Sensor Networks," IEEE Transactions on Antenna and Propagation, Vol. 58, No. 7, pp. 2426-2435, July 2010.
     
  • Z. Sun and I. F. Akyildiz, "Channel Modeling and Analysis for Wireless Networks in Underground Mines and Road Tunnels," IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 58, No. 6, pp. 1758-1768, June 2010.
     
  • I. F. Akyildiz, Z. Sun, and M.C. Vuran, "Signal Propagation Techniques for Wireless Underground Communication Networks," Physical Communication (Elsevier) Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp.167-183, September 2009.
     
  • R. Yu, Z. Sun, H. Zhou and S. Mei, "QoS and Energy Aware Routing Algorithm for Wireless Sensor Networks," Journal of Tsinghua University (Science and Technology), Vol.47, No.10, October 2007.
     
  • Z. Zhang, Z. Sun, G. Wang, R. Yu and S. Mei, "Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks with Mobile Anchor Nodes," Journal of Tsinghua University (Science and Technology), Vol.47, No.4, April 2007.
     
  • R. Yu, Z. Sun, J. Chen, S. Mei and Y. Dai, "Traffic Distributor for High-Speed Network Intrusion Detection System," Journal of Tsinghua University (Science and Technology), Vol.45, No.10, October 2005.
     

  Peer-reviewed Conference Proceedings

  • C. Guan, A. Mohaisen, Z. Sun, L. Su, K. Ren and Y. Yang, "When Smart TV Meets CRN: Privacy-preserving Fine-grained Spectrum Access," in the 37th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2017), Atlanta, USA, June 2017.
     
  • H. Guo and Z. Sun, "Prototyping M2I Communication System for Underground and Underwater Networks", in IEEE Infocom Demo & Poster, Best Demo Award, Atlanta, USA, May 2017.
     
  • H. Guo, Z. Sun, and J. M. Jornet, "A Cooperative Raman Spectrum Reconstruction Platform for Real-time In Vivo Nano-biosensing", in IEEE Infocom Workshop on Wireless Communications and Networking in Extreme Environments (WCNEE), Atlanta, USA, May 2017.
     
  • X. Tan and Z. Sun, "On Environment-Aware Channel Estimation for Wireless Sensor Networks Using Magnetic Induction", in IEEE Infocom Workshop on Wireless Communications and Networking in Extreme Environments (WCNEE), Atlanta, USA, May 2017.
     
  • H. Guo and Z. Sun, "Increasing the Capacity of Magnetic Induction Communication Using MIMO Coil-Array", in Proc. IEEE Globecom 2016, Washington DC, USA, December 2016.
     
  • W. Wang, Z. Sun, K. Ren, and B. Zhu, "Increasing User Capacity of Wireless Physical-Layer Identification in Internet of Things", in Proc. IEEE Globecom 2016, Washington DC, USA, December 2016.
     
  • H. Guo and Z. Sun, "M2I Communication: From Theoretical Modeling to Practical Design", in Proc. IEEE ICC 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 2016.
     
  • X. Tan, Z. Sun, J. M. Jornet, and D. Pados, "Increasing Indoor Spectrum Sharing Capacity using Smart Reflect-Array", in Proc. IEEE ICC 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 2016.
     
  • W. Wang, Z. Sun, K. Ren, and B. Zhu, "User Capacity of Wireless Physical-layer Identification: An Information-theoretic Perspective", in Proc. IEEE ICC 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 2016.
     
  • Y. Cao, D. Duan, L. Yang, Z. Sun, H. Zhang, and R. Yu, "Smart Meter Data Aggregation Against Wireless Attacks: A Game-Theoretic Approach", in Proc. IEEE ICC 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 2016.
     
  • X. Tan and Z. Sun, "Environment-Aware Indoor Localization using Magnetic Induction", in Proc. IEEE Globecom 2015, San Diego, USA, December 2015.
     
  • H. Guo, Z. Sun, and P. Wang, "Channel Modeling of MI Underwater Communication using Tri-directional Coil Antenna", in Proc. IEEE Globecom 2015, San Diego, USA, December 2015.
     
  • X. Tan, Z. Sun, and P. Wang, "On Localization for Magnetic Induction-based Wireless Sensor Networks in Pipeline Environments", in Proc. IEEE ICC 2015, London, UK, June 2015.
     
  • S. Xia, P. Wang, and Z. Sun, "Distributed Timely-Throughput Optimal Scheduling for Wireless Networks", in Proc. IEEE Globecom 2014, Austin, USA, December 2014.
     
  • S.-C. Lin, I. F. Akyildiz, P. Wang, and Z. Sun, "Optimal Energy-Throughput Efficiency for Magneto-Inductive Underground Sensor Networks", in Proc. IEEE BlackSeaCom 2014, May 2014.
     
  • S. Kisseleff, W. Gerstacker, Z. Sun, and I. F. Akyildiz, "On the Throughput of Wireless Underground Sensor Networks using Magneto-Inductive Waveguides", in Proc. IEEE Globecom 2013, Atlanta, USA, December 2013.
     
  • X. Tan and Z. Sun, "An Optimal Leakage Detection Strategy for Underground Pipelines Using Magnetic Induction-Based Sensor Networks", in Proc. WASA 2013, Zhangjiajie, China, August, 2013.
     
  • Z. Sun and B. Zhu, "Channel and Energy Analysis on Magnetic Induction-based Wireless Sensor Networks in Oil Reservoirs," in Proc. IEEE ICC 2013, Budapest, Hungary, June 2013.
     
  • S. Kisseleff, W. Gerstacker, R. Schober, Z. Sun, and I. F. Akyildiz, "Channel Capacity of Magnetic Induction Based Wireless Underground Sensor Networks under Practical Constraints," in Proc. IEEE WCNC 2013, Shanghai, China, April 2013.
     
  • Z. Sun and I. F. Akyildiz, "On Capacity of Magnetic Induction-based Wireless Underground Sensor Networks," in Proc. of IEEE INFOCOM 2012, Orlando, USA, March 2012.
     
  • Z. Sun and I.F. Akyildiz, "Spatio-Temporal Correlation-Based Density Optimization in Wireless Underground Sensor Networks," in Proc. of IEEE GLOBECOM 2011, Houston, USA, December 2011.  
     
  • P. Wang, Z. Sun, M. C. Vuran, M. A. Al-Rodhaan, A. M. Al-Dhelaan, and I.F. Akyildiz, "Topology Analysis of Wireless Sensor Networks for Sandstorm Monitoring," in Proc. IEEE ICC 2011, Kyoto, Japan, June 2011.  
     
  • Z. Sun and I.F. Akyildiz, "Deployment Algorithms for Wireless Underground Sensor Networks using Magnetic Induction," in Proc. of IEEE GLOBECOM 2010, Best Paper Award, Miami, USA, December 2010.  
     
  • Z. Sun and I.F. Akyildiz, "Connectivity in Wireless Underground Sensor Networks," in Proc. of IEEE SECON 2010, Boston, USA, June 2010.  
     
  • Z. Sun and I.F. Akyildiz, "Influences of Vehicles on Signal Propagation in Road Tunnels," in Proc. of IEEE ICC 2010, Cape Town, South Africa, May 2010.  
     
  • Z. Sun and I.F. Akyildiz, "Optimal Antenna Geometry Analysis of MIMO Communication Systems in Underground Tunnels," in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM 2009, Honolulu, USA, November 2009.  
     
  • Z. Sun and I.F. Akyildiz,"Underground Wireless Communication using Magnetic Induction," in Proc. IEEE ICC 2009, Dresden, Germany, June 2009.  
     
  • Z. Sun and I.F. Akyildiz, "Channel Modeling of Wireless Networks in Tunnels," in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM 2008, New Orleans, USA, November 2008. 
     
  • Z. Sun and I. F. Akyildiz, "Physical Layer Techniques for Wireless Underground Communication Networks," poster presentation, Georgia Tech Broadband Institute, October 2008.
     
  • R. Yu, Y. Zhang, Z. Sun, and S. Mei, "Energy and QoS Aware Packet Forwarding in Wireless Sensor Networks," in Proc. of IEEE ICC 2007, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, June 2007.
     
  • R. Yu, Z. Sun, and S. Mei, "Packet Scheduling in Broadband Wireless Networks Using Neuro-Dynamic Programming," in Proc. of IEEE VTC2007-spring, Dublin, Ireland, April 2007.
     
  • R. Yu, Z. Sun, and S. Mei, "Scalable Topology and Energy Management in Wireless Sensor Networks," in Proc. of IEEE WCNC 2007, Hong Kong, China, March 2007.
     
  • Z. Sun, R. Yu, and S. Mei, "A robust power-aware routing algorithm for wireless sensor networks," in Proc. of IEEE MILCOM 2006, Washington D.C., USA, October 2006.
     
  • Z. Sun, R. Yu, and S. Mei, "A Power-aware and range-free localization algorithm for sensor networks," in Proc. of IEEE APCC 2006, Busan, Republic of Korea, August 2006.
     
  • Z. Sun, R. Yu, and S. Mei, "Robust power-aware routing in wireless sensor networks with special concern about localization error," in Proc. of IEEE APCC 2006, Busan, Republic of Korea, August 2006.
     

  Book Chapters

  • Z. Sun and I. F. Akyildiz, "Key Communication Techniques for Underground Sensor Networks," in Foundations and Trends in Networking, Now Publishers Inc, Boston-Delft, 2012.
     
  • R. Yu, Y. Zhang, Z. Sun, and S. Mei, "Packet Scheduling in Broadband Wireless Multimedia Networks," in Broadband Mobile Multimedia: Techniques and Applications, Auerbach Publications, Taylor&Francis Group, USA, March, 2008.