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



Panigrahy NK, Basu P, Nain P, et al., 2020, Resource Allocation in One-dimensional Distributed Service Networks with Applications, Performance Evaluation, Vol:142, ISSN:0166-5316

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

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