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Feel free to browse around this website and our group blog where you can read about the cutting-edge research activities we are working on, latest research papers we have published, and the bright minds that work diligently day and night for the success of the BBCR Group and the betterment of the global community!


News:
  • Dr. Hao Liang is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada.
  • Dr. Lin X. Cai is an Assistant Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA.
  • Our team (Hassan Omar, Sailesh Bharati, and Ning Lu) for the Valeo Innovation Challenge has been selected as one of 20 teams for the prototyping phase out of 969 teams from 455 different universities and 55 countries. news
  • Dr. Md. Shamsul Alam is an Engineer in Verizon, Chicago, USA.
  • Ning Lu received the prestigious Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad, April 2014. newsa
  • A new book from our group is now published, N. Zhang and J. W. Mark, Security-aware Cooperation in Cognitive Radio Networks, Springer Briefs in Computer Science, ISBN 978-1-4939-0412-9, 2014.
  • BBCR Group with Prof. Michael Fang and Prof. Phone Lin at IEEE Globecom 2013
  • Hassan Aboubakr Omar received IEEE Globecom 2013 best paper award.
  • IEEE ComSoc Ad Hoc & Sensor Networks Technical Committee 2013 Technical Recognition Award presented to Xuemin (Sherman) Shen for contributions to resource management and information security in mobile ad hoc networks.
  • Hao Liang, Kuan Zhang, Xiaohui Liang, and Amit Kumar Tamang have participated the WE Innovate at University of Waterloo on November 15, 2013.


  • A photo at WCSP 2013. (Prof. Shen, Prof. Kumar, and other BBCR members)
  • Prof. Shen attended the enlarged meeting of advisory committee for WCSP 2013
    enlarged meeting of advisory committee for WCSP
  • Prof. Shen visited Prof. Lei Guo's lab at Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Oct. 2013.
  • BBCR Group with Prof. Kumar at Hangzhou, China, Oct. 26, 2013
  • A new book from our group is now published, 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.
  • Dr. Tom H. Luan is a Lecturer at the Deakin University, Australia.
  • Dr. Rongxing Lu is an Assistant Professor at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
  • Dr. Sanaa Taha is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Information Technology, Faculty of Computer and Information, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.
  • A new book from our group is now published, X. Liang, R. Lu, X. Lin, and X. Shen, Security and Privacy in Mobile Social Networks, Springer Briefs in Computer Science, ISBN 978-1-4614-8856-9, 2013.
  • A new book from our group is now published, N. Lu and X. Shen, Capacity Analysis of Vehicular Communication Networks, Springer Briefs in Computer Science, ISBN 978-1-4614-8396-0, 2013.
  • A new book from our group is now published, M. Ismail and W. Zhuang, Cooperative Networking in a Heterogeneous Wireless Medium, Springer Briefs in Computer Science, ISBN 978-1-4614-7078-6, DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-7079-3, 2013.
  • The paper "Bounds of Asymptotic Performance Limits of Social-Proximity Vehicular Networks" by N. Lu, T.H. Luan, M. Wang, X. Shen, and F. Bai will appear in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 2013.
  • Ning Lu received a student travel grant for IEEE WCNC 2013.
  • Xiaohui Liang received the prestigious Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad 2012. news
  • The paper titled "A Novel Low-Power Mixed-Mode Implementation of Weight Update in Particle PHD Filters" by Y. Liu, Z. Shi, K. Zhang, Y. Zheng, R. Lu, and X. Shen was honored with a Best Paper Award at the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference 2013 (WCNC'13). The conference was held at Shanghai, China, April 7-10, 2013.

  • Our work "SPOC: A Secure and Privacy-preserving Opportunistic Computing Framework for Mobile-Healthcare Emergency" was implemented and posted on the YouTube [Link1, Link2].
  • BBCR Group Photo on Dec. 21, 2012
  • Several current and previous BBCR members had a wonderful gathering at Globecom'12, on Dec. 04, 2012, Anaheim, California, USA.
  • The paper titled "Performance Analysis of Cooperative ADHOC MAC for Vehicular Networks" by Sailesh Bharati and Professor Weihua Zhuang was honored with a Best Paper Award at the IEEE Global Communication Conference 2012 (Globecom'12), the annual flagship conference organized by the IEEE Communication Society. The conference was held at Anaheim, California, USA during December 03-07, 2012.
  • Prof. Shen hosted the WTC meeting at Globecom'12, on Dec. 05, 2012, Anaheim, California, USA.
  • Prof. Shen has been honored as a CAE (The Canadian Academy of Engineering) Fellow, since April 2012.
  • Rongxing Lu received the prestigious Governor General's Gold Medal this year!
  • Xiaohui Liang received the prestigious Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) 2012-2013.
  • The paper titled "Joint Channel Selection and Opportunistic Forwarding in Multi-hop Cognitive Radio Networks" by Y. Liu, L. X. Cai, and X. Shen was honored with a Best Paper Award at the IEEE Globecom 2011. The conference was held at Houston, Texas, USA, Dec. 5-9, 2011.
  • Hao Liang and Tom (Hao) Luan received the prestigious Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad 2011. See the news.
  • Prof. Shen met with three BBCR former PhD students Dr. Mursalin Akon, Dr. Yanfei Fan and Dr. Mohammad Towhidul Islam (from left to right) on Apr. 21st 2012. They are now working well in Silicon Valley.
  • Prof. Zhuang has been awarded a Fellow of EIC (Fellow of Engineering Institute of Canada), since Jan. 2012.

  • Rongxing Lu received a Research In Motion (RIM) Graduate Scholarship, Jan. 2012.
  • Mrinmoy Barua received a student travel grant for IEEE Globecom 2011.
  • Mohammad Towhidul Islam is employed by the MarkLogic Corporation, US.
  • Mahdi Asefi is employed by the Met-Scan Canada LTD, Toronto, CA.
  • Lin X. Cai is employed by the HUAWEI, Chicago, US.
  • Ho Ting (Anderson) Cheng is employed by the HUAWEI, Ottawa, CA.
  • Prof. Zhuang has been honored as a CAE (The Canadian Academy of Engineering) Fellow, since Apr. 2011.
  • BBCR group is involved in the organization of one INFOCOM 2011 WORKSHOP: IEEE SCNC 2011, submission deadline Dec. 15, 2010.
  • Xiaohui Liang received a student travel grant for IEEE INFOCOM 2011.
  • Prof. Shen has been honored as an EIC Fellow (Fellow of Engineering Institute of Canada), since Dec. 2010.
  • WCSP

    Prof. Shen was hosting IEEE WCSP conference in Suzhou, China, Oct. 2010.

  • Rongxing Lu received a student travel grant for IEEE Globecom 2010.
  • Dr. P. Thulasiraman will be Assistant Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School, USA.
  • Dr. A. Alshamrani is employed by the Ministry of Defense and Aviation, Saudi Arabia.
  • H. Liang and W. Zhuang, "DTCoop: Delay tolerant cooperative communications in DTN/WLAN integrated networks," IEEE VTC'10 - Fall, Ottawa, Sept. 2010. (received the Best Student Paper Award)
  • R. Lu, X. Lin, X. Liang, and X. Shen, "Secure Handshake with Symptoms-matching: The Essential to the Success of mHealthcare Social Network," Proc. BodyNets 2010, Corfu Island, Greece, Sept. 10-12, 2010. (received the Best Paper Award)
  • H.T. Cheng, A. Abdrabou, and W. Zhuang, "Novel resource management approach for end-to-end QoS support in wireless mesh networks," Proc. IEEE WCNC'10, April 2010. (received the Best Paper Award)
  • Prof. Zhuang has been elevated as the Tier I (Senior) Canada Research Chair in Wireless Communication Networks, since May 2010.
  • Rongxing Lu received a student travel grant for ACM ASIACCS 2010
  • Prof. Shen has been elevated to IEEE Fellow.
  • Prof. Zhuang has been elevated to IEEE Fellow.
  • Dean Sedra recently announced the appointment of Prof. Shen for a University Research Chair appointment for a seven year term, beginning July 1, 2007.
  • A CWC/BBCR Blog has been created by Dr. Minghui Shi.