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Lin Cai, Ph.D.

Lin Cai
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Office: 

Siegel Hall 223

Phone: 

312-567-5863

Fax: 

312-567-8976

Email: 

Education 

Ph.D., E&CE, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, 2010

Research 

Lin Cai’s research is in the area of wireless communication and networking. Her research interests include green radio communication networks, broadband multimedia services, radio resource allocation and mobility management, and cognitive radio networks.

Awards 

National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER AWARD: Fundamental Studies of Sustainable Wireless Communication System Powered by Renewable Energy, 2016-2020.

The Best Paper Award, IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM), Houston, USA, 2011.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship Award.

Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies Award, University of Waterloo, 2010.

Books 

Z. Zheng, L. X. Cai, and X. Shen, Sustainable Wireless Networks, Springer Briefs in Computer Science, ISBN 978-3-319-02468-4, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-02469-1, 2013.

Publications 

L. X. Cai, Y. Liu, H. Luan, X. Shen, J. W. Mark, and H. V. Poor, “Sustainability analysis and resource management of wireless mesh networks,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol.32, no.2, pp.345,355, 2014.

H. Luan, L. X. Cai, J. Chen, X. Shen, and F. Bai , “Engineering a distributed Infrastructure for Large-Scale Cost-Effective Content Dissemination over Urban Vehicular Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol.63, no.3, pp.1419,1435, 2014.

Y. Liu, L. X. Cai, X. Shen, and H. Luo, "Deploying cognitive cellular networks under dynamic resource management," IEEE Wireless Communications, vol.20, no.2, pp.82,88, 2013.

Z. Zheng, L. X. Cai, R. Zhang, and X. Shen, “RNP-SA: Joint relay placement and sub-carrier allocation in wireless communication networks with sustainable energy,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol.11, no.10, pp.3818,3828, 2012.

Y. Liu, L. X. Cai, and X. Shen, “Spectrum-aware opportunistic routing in multi-hop cognitive radio networks,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol.30, no.10, pp.1958-1968, 2012.

L. X. Cai, Y. Liu, H. Luan, X. Shen, J. Mark, and H. V. Poor, “Dimensioning network deployment and resource management in green mesh networks,” IEEE Wireless Communication Magazine SI on Technologies for Green Radio Communication Networks, vol. 18, no. 5, pp. 58 - 65, 2011.

F. Hou, L. X. Cai, X. Shen, and J. Huang, “Asynchronous multi-channel MAC design with difference set based hopping sequences,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 60, no. 4, pp. 1728 - 1739, 2011.

H. Luan, L. X. Cai, and X. Shen, “Impact of network dynamics on user’s video quality: analytical framework and QoS provision,” IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 64-78, 2010.

L. X. Cai, L. Cai, and X. Shen, and J. W. Mark, “REX: a Randomized EXclusive region based scheduling scheme for mmWave WPANs with directional antenna,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 9, no. 1, 2010.

L. X. Cai, L. Cai, and X. Shen, J. W. Mark, and Q. Zhang, “MAC protocol design and optimization for multi-hop Ultra-wideband networks,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 8, no. 8, pp. 4056-4065, August 2009.

L. X. Cai, X. Shen, J.W. Mark, and L. Cai, “Capacity analysis and MAC enhancement for UWB broadband wireless access networks,” Computer Networks (Elsevier), vol. 51, no. 11, pp. 3265-3277, August, 2007.

L. X. Cai, X. Shen, J. W. Mark, L. Cai, and Y. Xiao,“Voice capacity analysis of WLAN with unbalanced traffic,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 55, no. 3, pp. 752-761, 2006.