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, Leung KK, Towsley D, et al., 2021, Let's share: a game-theoretic framework for resource sharing in mobile edge clouds, Ieee Transactions on Network and Service Management, Vol:18, ISSN:1932-4537, Pages:2107-2122

Zhang Z, Ma L, Leung KK, et al., 2021, More is not always better: an analytical study of controller synchronizations in distributed SDN, Ieee/acm Transactions on Networking, ISSN:1063-6692, Pages:1-11

Liu CH, Dai Z, Zhao Y, et al., 2021, Distributed and Energy-Efficient Mobile Crowdsensing with Charging Stations by Deep Reinforcement Learning, Ieee Transactions on Mobile Computing, Vol:20, ISSN:1536-1233, Pages:130-146

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, Pages:1-25


Pritz PJ, Perez D, Leung KK, 2020, Fast-fourier-forecasting resource utilisation in distributed systems, 29th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN), IEEE, Pages:1-9, ISSN:1095-2055

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