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




810aElectrical EngineeringSouth Kensington Campus





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Professional Experiences

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Computing Depts, Imperial College (2004-now)
    - Tanaka Chair Professor
  • Wireless Technology Research Dept, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies (2002-2004)
  • Broadband Wireless Systems Research Dept, AT&T Labs (1996-2002)
  • Teletraffic Theory & System Performance Dept, AT&T Bell Labs (1986-1996)


  • 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

  • Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering (2022)
  • IEEE Fellow (2001)
  • Member of Academia Europaea (2012)
  • IET Fellow (2021)
  • Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award (2004-2009)
  • Bell Labs Distinguished Member of Technical Staff Award (1994)
  • IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer (2022-2023)
  • US-UK Science and Technology Stocktake Award (2021)
  • IEEE Communications Society Leonard G. Abraham Prize (2021)
  • IEEE Communications Society Best Survey Paper Award (2022)
  • Lanchester Prize Honorable Mention Award (1997)

Current Journal Editorship

  • ACM Computing Survey
  • International Journal of Sensor Networks

Current Research Interests

  • Distributed optimization, machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Communication networks: System designs, protocols and control algorithms
  • Wireless communications: Cross-layer optimization and multi-antenna systems
  • Mobile, edge and distributed computing
  • Stochastic models and network performance

For Kin's recent research papers, visit



Jiang Y, Wang S, Valls V, et al., 2023, Model pruning enables efficient federated learning on edge devices, Ieee Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, Vol:34, ISSN:1045-9227, Pages:10374-10386

Zafari F, Basu P, Leung KK, et al., 2023, Resource Sharing in the Edge: A Distributed Bargaining-Theoretic Approach, Ieee Transactions on Network and Service Management, Vol:20, Pages:4369-4382

Wang H, Liu CH, Yang H, et al., 2023, Ensuring Threshold AoI for UAV-Assisted Mobile Crowdsensing by Multi-Agent Deep Reinforcement Learning With Transformer, Ieee-acm Transactions on Networking, ISSN:1063-6692

Chen Z, Leung KK, Wang S, et al., 2022, Use coupled LSTM networks to solve constrained optimization problems, Ieee Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, Vol:9, ISSN:2332-7731, Pages:304-316

Panigrahy NK, Vasantam T, Basu P, et al., 2022, On the Analysis and Evaluation of Proximity-based Load-balancing Policies, Acm Transactions on Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computing Systems, Vol:7, ISSN:2376-3639

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