Research Group

Network Economics & Optimization Laboratory (NEOL)

Our group uses optimization theory and game theory extensively as both modeling languages and solution tools to study the cooperative or competitive interplay among various parties in telecommunication networks, computing networks, and energy networks. Currently we focus on network economics, wireless resource allocation, cognitive radios, mobile computing, and smart grid. I am lucky to have the chance to work with a group of outstanding students in the following:

  • Dr. Zhe Wang, (PhD from University of New South Wales), Postdoc research fellow, Engineering Systems and Design Pillar, SUTD, 2014/9 – 2015/9 and 2017/2 – present.
  • Dr. Haiyang Zhang (PhD from Southeast University), Postdoctoral fellow, Engineering Systems and Design Pillar, SUTD, 2017/4-
  • Dr. Xiao Zhang (PhD from City University of Hong Kong), Postdoc research fellow, Engineering Systems and Design Pillar, SUTD, 2016/11-
  • Dr. Xuehe Wang (PhD from Nanyang Technological University), Postdoc research fellow, Engineering Systems and Design Pillar, SUTD, 2015/7-
  • Dr. Pan Lai (PhD from Nanyang Technological University), Postdoc research fellow, Engineering Systems and Design Pillar, SUTD, 2015/9-
  • Dr. Wang Feng (PhD from Fudan University), Postdoc research fellow, Engineering Systems and Design Pillar, SUTD, 2017.
  • Dr. Jie Xu, (PhD from University of Science and Technology of China), Postdoc research fellow, Engineering Systems and Design Pillar, SUTD, 2015/2 – 2016/2. (青年千人) [Now Professor at Guangdong University of Technology]
  • Dr. Yu-Pin Hsu, (PhD from Texas A&M University), MIT-SUTD Joint Postdoctoral Research Fellow, [Jointly supervised by Prof. Eytan Modiano at MIT], 2014/10 – 2016/10. [Now Assistant Professor at National Taipei University]
  • Hong Shu (Bachelor from Southeast University), PhD student, Engineering Systems and Design Pillar, SUTD, 2018/9-
  • Shuqin Gao (Master from Shanghai Jiao Tong University), PhD student, Engineering Systems and Design Pillar, SUTD, 2017/9-  [Co-supervised by Costas Courcoubetis]
  • Shugang Hao (Bechelor from South China University of Technology), PhD student, Engineering Systems and Design Pillar, SUTD, 2017/9-
  • Yitao Han (Bachelor from Zhejiang University), SUTD-NUS Joint PhD student, 2016/9-
  • Xinping Xu, (Bachelor from Nanjing University), PhD student, Engineering Systems and Design Pillar, SUTD, 2015/9-
  • Yunpeng Li, (Bachelor from Zhejiang University), PhD student, Engineering Systems and Design Pillar, SUTD, 2014/9 – [Now in exchange at MIT co-supervised by John Tsitsiklis].
  • Changkun Jiang, PhD student (co-supervised with Prof. Jianwei Huang), Department of Information Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2012/8 –
  • Yinghao Guo, PhD student (Co-instructed with Prof. Rui Zhang), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, 2012/8 –
  • Harivina Gunnaasankaraan (expecting PhD from University of New Castle), Engineering Systems and Design Pillar, SUTD, 2016/11-
  • Linda Her, (Master from Texas A&M University), Research Assistant, 2014/9-2015/9.
  • Hyojung Lee, visiting PhD student (co-supervised with Prof. Yung Yi), Department of Electrical Engineering, KAIST, 2015/9-2016/2.
  • Shijie Cai, visiting PhD student (co-supervised with Prof. Jing Wang), Department of Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2013/12 – 2014/5.
  • Dr. Yueling Che, (PhD from Nanyang Technological University), Postdoc research fellow, Engineering Systems and Design Pillar, SUTD, 2013/8 – 2016/8. [Now Assistant Professor at Shenzhen University]
  • Dr. Shimin Gong, (PhD from Nanyang Technological University), Postdoc research fellow, Engineering Systems and Design Pillar, SUTD, 2014/2 – 2014/8. [Now Assistant Professor at Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology]
  • Dr. Shengming Cai, (PhD from Nanyang Technological University), Research assistant, Engineering Systems and Design Pillar, SUTD, 2013/12 – 2014/8. [Now at Huawei]
  • Dr. George Iosifidis, visiting scholar, Department of Computer and Communications Engineering, University of Thessaly (UTH) and CERTH, Greece, 2013/5 – 2013/6. [Now Assistant Professor at Trinity College Dublin]
  • Dr. Quansheng Guan, visiting scholar, School of Electronic and Information, South China University of Technology, 2013/6 – 2013/8. [Now Professor at South China University of Technology]
  • Jianping He, visiting PhD student (Co-supervised with Prof. Jiming Chen), State Key Lab of Industrial Control Technology, Department of Control, Zhejiang University, 2013/7 – 2013/9. [Now Associate Professor at Shanghai Jiaotong University]
  • Yanjiao Chen, visiting PhD student (co-supervised with Prof. Qian Zhang), Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2013/1 – 2013/6. [Now Full Professor at Wuhan University]

 

I am looking for strong postdoc research fellows who are interested in network optimization and network economics. One is supported by MIT-SUTD joint postdoc program (1st year at MIT and 2nd year at SUTD supervised by professors at both sides). I am also looking for self-motivated Ph.D. students who have strong math background and are passionate about game theory and network economics. Please click Openings for more information.

Visiting professors to NEOL:
  • 5/2018: Dr. Tom Zhengjia Fu, Illinois at Singapore, Advanced Digital Sciences Center.
  • 12/2017: Ass. Prof. Wei Wang, Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Zhejiang University, China.
  • 12/2017: Prof. Tomas Hou, Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech, USA.
  • 12/2017: Prof. Meixia Tao, Dept of Electronic Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.
  • 12/2017: Prof. Jianwei Huang, Department of Information Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • 11/2017: Prof. Nirwan Ansari, Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA.
  • 7/2016: Prof. Kang G. Shin, Dept. of EECS, Michigan University, USA.
  • 3/2016: Prof. Chuan Wu, Dept. of Computer Science, The University of Hong Kong.
  • 1/2016: Prof. Nirwan Ansari, Dept. Electrical and Computer Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA.
  • 10/2015: Prof. Yung Yi, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, KAIST
  • 5/2015: Prof. Jun Luo, School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
  • 3/2014: Prof. Michael Honig, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Northwestern University. 
  • 1/2014: Prof. Eytan Modiano, Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • 4/2013: Prof. Jiann-Liang Chen, Wireless Networks and Evolutional Communications Lab, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
  • 3/2013: Prof. Jeonghoon Mo, Department of Information and Industrial Engineering, Yonsei University
  • 11/2012: Prof. Jianwei Huang, Department of Information Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Some Suggestions to PhD Students

I keep a list of suggestions that I find useful for current and Future PhD students in NEOL: