Welcome to the IEEE Communications Society Atlanta Chapter

TITLE: Communications Network Economics

SPEAKER: Dr. Jianwei Huang, Associate Professor and Director of the Network Communications and Economics Lab in the Department of Information Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong

DATE and TIME: Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 at 11:30 AM to 1 PM.  Lunch will be catered by Georgia Tech catering.  Lunch will be served starting at 11:30 AM.  Dr. Huang’s presentation will begin at 12 PM

PARKING: Directions to the Georgia Tech Student Center and parking can be found here: http://www.gatech.edu/visit.  We will be using the Area 3 visitor’s lot which is adjacent to Area 2 and further west along Ferst Drive.  We can provide parking vouchers for Area 3 and we strongly encourage RSVP-ers to let us know if they will need one.  We can’t provide parking vouchers for Area 2.

LOCATION: Peachtree Room (Room 1124), Georgia Tech Student Center, 350 Ferst Drive, NW, Atlanta, GA 30332.  The Peachtree Room (Room 1124) is located in the southeast corner of Level 1 Commons.  Attendees arriving from the parking deck should come down the stairs near the “ATM” on the opposite side of Level 1 from the parking deck.  If entering the Student Center from the parking area: The stairs going up to the third level will be immediately in front of you, while the entrance to the stairs to the lower level will be behind and to either side. Take the stairs to the lower level and go through the doorway on the right towards the Post Office. Continue past the Post Office and through the Food Court towards the Subway at the far end. Immediately before reaching the Subway turn right and the Peachtree Room will be ahead on the left side.

 

RSVP:  Please RSVP by Friday April 28 to w4kxy@bellsouth.net  , or lipsds@gmail.com if you plan to attend so we have an accurate count for lunch.

ABSTRACT:   Today’s communication networks are highly complex, carry heterogeneous traffic in diverse environments, and are often owned by multiple profit-making entities. To successfully maintain, optimize, and upgrade such large distributed networks, it is important to design new economic incentive mechanisms as well as develop new technologies. The market deregulation of the telecommunication industry in many countries makes such economic consideration even more urgent, as there are often conflicting goals between the regulators and the commercial operators.

We will first illustrate how economics can help us better understand the networking industry reality, predict user behaviors, envision new network services, and provide policy recommendations. Then we will focus on the case study of incentive mechanisms for user-provided networks (UPNs). UPNs is a new communication paradigm, which enables users to improve their communications experiences by exploiting the diverse communication needs and resources of other users. The success of UPNs, however, relies on carefully designed incentive mechanisms that effectively encourage users’ voluntary participations and cooperations. We will introduce a new paradigm of cooperative video streaming based on the concept of UPN, where mobile users crowdsource their Internet connectivities and adaptively choose video downloading sequences and streaming qualities. We will introduce a multi-dimensional auction framework, which effectively incentivizes users to cooperate in a distributed fashion.

 

BIOGRAPHY:   Jianwei Huang is an IEEE Fellow, a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Communications Society, and a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher in Computer Science. He is an Associate Professor and Director of the Network Communications and Economics Lab (ncel.ie.cuhk.edu.hk), in the Department of Information Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received the Ph.D. degree from Northwestern University in 2005, and worked as a Postdoc Research Associate at Princeton University during 2005-2007.

Dr. Huang is the co-recipient of 8 Best Paper Awards, including IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications in 2011. He has co-authored six books, including the textbook on “Wireless Network Pricing.” He received the CUHK Young Researcher Award in 2014 and IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award in 2009. He has served as an Associate Editor of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications,  IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications – Cognitive Radio Series, and IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking. He has served as the Chair of IEEE ComSoc Cognitive Network Technical Committee and Multimedia Communications Technical Committee. He is the recipient of IEEE ComSoc Multimedia Communications Technical Committee Distinguished Service Award in 2015 and IEEE GLOBECOM Outstanding Service Award in 2010

Jianwei Huang is an IEEE Fellow, a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Communications Society, and a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher in Computer Science. He is an Associate Professor and Director of the Network Communications and Economics Lab (ncel.ie.cuhk.edu.hk), in the Department of Information Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received the Ph.D. degree from Northwestern University in 2005, and worked as a Postdoc Research Associate at Princeton University during 2005-2007.

Dr. Huang is the co-recipient of 8 Best Paper Awards, including IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications in 2011. He has co-authored six books, including the textbook on “Wireless Network Pricing.” He received the CUHK Young Researcher Award in 2014 and IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award in 2009. He has served as an Associate Editor of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications,  IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications – Cognitive Radio Series, and IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking. He has served as the Chair of IEEE ComSoc Cognitive Network Technical Committee and Multimedia Communications Technical Committee. He is the recipient of IEEE ComSoc Multimedia Communications Technical Committee Distinguished Service Award in 2015 and IEEE GLOBECOM Outstanding Service Award in 2010

Jianwei Huang is an IEEE Fellow, a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Communications Society, and a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher in Computer Science. He is an Associate Professor and Director of the Network Communications and Economics Lab (ncel.ie.cuhk.edu.hk), in the Department of Information Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received the Ph.D. degree from Northwestern University in 2005, and worked as a Postdoc Research Associate at Princeton University during 2005-2007.
Dr. Huang is the co-recipient of 8 Best Paper Awards, including IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications in 2011. He has co-authored six books, including the textbook on “Wireless Network Pricing.” He received the CUHK Young Researcher Award in 2014 and IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award in 2009. He has served as an Associate Editor of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications,  IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications – Cognitive Radio Series, and IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking. He has served as the Chair of IEEE ComSoc Cognitive Network Technical Committee and Multimedia Communications Technical Committee. He is the recipient of IEEE ComSoc Multimedia Communications Technical Committee Distinguished Service Award in 2015 and IEEE GLOBECOM Outstanding Service Award in 2010

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Officers

David Lips, Chair lipsds@gmail.com

 

Reggie Ratcliff, Treasurer reggie.ratcliff(a)gtri.gatech.edu

 

Jim Worsham, Secretary  w4kxy@bellsouth.net

 

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