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



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

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, Pages:1-1

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

Jiang Y, Wang S, Valls V, et al., 2022, Model pruning enables efficient federated learning on edge devices, Ieee Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, ISSN:1045-9227, Pages:1-13

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