IEEE VTS NSW Chapter Distinguished Lecture


IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Presentation

Airborne Communication Networks:  Challenges and Approaches

Prof. Dapeng Oliver Wu

Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering

University of Florida, USA


  Date and Time




  • Date: 31 Jul 2019
  • Time: 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT+10:00) Australia/NSW
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  • Sir William Tyree Auditorium
  • Entrance is via Engineering Walk, University of Sydney
  • Sydney, New South Wales
  • Australia 2006
  • Building: J03, Electrical Engineering Bldg.
  • Room Number: Room 217

  • Co-sponsored by Abbas Jamalipour
  • Starts 23 July 2019 09:30 AM
  • Ends 31 July 2019 03:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT+10:00) Australia/NSW
  • No Admission Charge


Prof Dapeng Oliver Wu of Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Florida, USA


Airborne Communication Networks: Challenges and Approaches


Owing to the explosive growth of requirements of rapid emergency communication response and accurate observation services, airborne communication networks (ACNs) have received much attention from both industry and academia. ACNs are subject to heterogeneous networks that are engineered to utilize satellites, high-altitude platforms (HAPs), and low-altitude platforms (LAPs) to build communication access platforms. Compared to terrestrial wireless networks, ACNs are characterized by frequently changed network topologies and more vulnerable communication connections. Furthermore, ACNs have the demand of the seamless integration of heterogeneous networks such that the network quality-of-service (QoS) can be improved. Thus, designing mechanisms and protocols for ACNs poses many challenges. In this talk, I will present mechanisms and protocols for ACNs and point out future research directions.


Dapeng Oliver Wu received Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, in 2003. Since 2003, he has been on the faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, where he is currently Professor.  His research interests are in the areas of networking, communications, video coding, image processing, computer vision, signal processing, and machine learning.

He received University of Florida Term Professorship Award in 2017, University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship Award in 2009, AFOSR Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award in 2009, ONR Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award in 2008, NSF CAREER award in 2007, the IEEE Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (CSVT) Transactions Best Paper Award for Year 2001, the Best Paper Award in GLOBECOM 2011, and the Best Paper Award in QShine 2006. 

Currently, he serves as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering.  He was the founding Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Advances in Multimedia between 2006 and 2008, and an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. He has served as Technical Program Committee (TPC) Chair for IEEE INFOCOM 2012. He was elected as a Distinguished Lecturer by IEEE Vehicular Technology Society in 2016. He is an IEEE Fellow.