Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Tanaka Chair in Internet Technology



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Miss Vanessa Rodriguez-Gonzalez +44 (0)20 7594 6267




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Professional Experience

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Computing Depts, Imperial College
    - Tanaka Chair Professor in Internet Technology (2004-now)
  • Wireless Technology Research Dept, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies
    - Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (2002-2004)
  • Broadband Wireless Systems Research Dept, AT&T Labs
    - Technology Consultant (1997-2002)
    - Principal Technical Staff Member (1996-97)
    - Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (1996)
  • Teletraffic Theory & System Performance Dept, AT&T Bell Laboratories
    - Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (1994-96)
    - Member of Technical Staff (1986-94)


  • Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1985
  • M.S., University of California, Los Angeles, 1982
  • B.S., The Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 1980

Major Honors and Awards

  • Member of Academia Europaea, 2012
  • Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award, 2004-2009
  • IEEE Fellow for contributions to "Performance analysis, protocol design and control algorithms for communications networks," 2001
  • Lanchester Prize Honorable Mention Award, 1997
  • Bell Labs Distinguished Member of Technical Staff Award, 1994


Journal Editor

  • ACM Computing Survey
  • International Journal of Sensor Networks


Current Research Interests

  • Wireless communications: resource allocation, power control, spread spectrum, link adaptation, MAC, 3G and 4G cellular networks, IEEE 802.11 and 802.16 networks, wireless TCP/IP, QoS, network protocols
  • Communication networks: TCP/IP, mobility management, network architecture, real-time applications, network control protocols, traffic modeling
  • Stochastic modeling and queueing theory

For Kin's recent research papers, visit



Zafari F, Li J, Leung KK, et al., 2020, Optimal energy consumption with communication, computation, caching and quality guarantee, Ieee Transactions on Control of Network Systems, Vol:7, ISSN:2325-5870, Pages:151-162

Leung K, Nazemi S, Swami A, 2019, Distributed optimisation framework for in-network data processing, Ieee Acm Transactions on Networking, Vol:27, ISSN:1063-6692, Pages:2432-2443

Shanmukhappa T, Ho IW-H, Tse CK, et al., 2019, Recent development in public transport network analysis from the complex network perspective, Ieee Circuits and Systems Magazine, Vol:19, ISSN:1049-3654, Pages:39-65

Zhang Z, Ma L, Leung KK, et al., 2019, How advantageous Is It? An analytical study of controller-assisted path construction in distributed SDN, Ieee Acm Transactions on Networking, Vol:27, ISSN:1063-6692, Pages:1643-1656

Wang S, Urgaonkar R, Zafer M, et al., 2019, Dynamic Service Migration in Mobile Edge Computing Based on Markov Decision Process, Ieee-acm Transactions on Networking, Vol:27, ISSN:1063-6692, Pages:1272-1288

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