Mr. Xiaohua Tian, Ph.D.


Basic Information



Associate Professor,

Department of Electronic Engineering,

Shanghai Jiao Tong University,



Research Interests

·         Wired/Wireless networks; mobile computing, new networking services and applications


Academic Experience


Postdoc, Communication and Information Systems,                         Mar. 2011 ~ Mar. 2013                                             

Electronic Engineering,                            Shanghai Jiao Tong University , Shanghai, China


Prof. Xinbing Wang

Ph.D. in Computer Engineering                                          Aug. 2006 – Dec. 2010

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA


Efficient and Scalable Multicasting for Next-Generation Internet


Prof. Yu Cheng

M.Eng. in Communication and Information System                         Sept. 2003 – Mar. 2006

School of Electronic and Information, Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), Xi’an, China


The Research on Resource Management and Communication Technologies in Digital Surveillance Networks,


Prof. Haoshan Shi


B.Eng. in Communication Engineering                                   Sept. 1999 – Jun. 2003

School of Electronic and Information, Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), Xi’an, China


Design and Implementation of Real-time Data Service in a Monitoring Network

Based on CORBA,”


Prof. Haoshan Shi



·          ACM Shanghai Rising Star Award, 2017

·          Best paper award, 2017 IEEE 86th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Fall), Sept. 24-27, Toronto, Canada

·          Excellent Poster Presentation Award, 11th International Collaboration Symposium on Information, Production and Systems, Waseda University, Fukuoka, Japan, Nov. 2017

·          First Prize, National Teaching Contest for Young College Instructors Teaching  Electronics and Information Courses, 2017

·          International Student Travel Grant of ACM MobiSys 2017, advisor

·          ACM Outstanding Service Award, 2017

·          Second Class, Candlelight award program, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2017

·          First Prize, National College Competition on Internet of Things 2016, advisor

·          Third Prize, National College Competition on Cloud Computing 2017, advisor

·          First Prize, Postdoc Awarding Funding, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2016

·          Best paper award, IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC) 2015, Feb. 16-19, Anaheim, USA

·          SMC-B Scholar, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2014-2016

·          Shanghai Technology and Invention Award 2012, 2nd Price, 4th Place

·          Highest Standards of Academic Achievement 2011 of IIT

·          IEEE EFSOI Student Travel Grant 2010

·          Fieldhouse Research Fellowship 2009 of IIT



·          Research on Accuracy and Reliability of Wi-Fi Fingerprinting based Indoor Localization with a Mobile Crowdsensing Approach,” National Natural Science Foundation China, NSFC, 61572319, PI, Jan. 2016Dec. 2019

·          “Secure and Efficient Network Integration and Huge Data Analysis forHeterogeneous Internet of Vehicles, ” National Natural Science Foundation China, NSFC, U1405251, Co-PI, Jan. 2015Dec. 2018

·          “Scalable Multicast based on Bloom filter for Next-Generation Internet,” National Natural Science Foundation China, NSFC, 61202373, PI, Jan. 2013Dec. 2015

·          “Scalable Multicasting over the Next Generation Internet,” Scientific Research Foundation for the Returned Overseas Chinese Scholars, State Education Ministry, PI, Jul. 2013~Jul. 2016

·          “Fast Channel Zapping Acceleration for IP Video Delivery,” China Postdoctoral Science Foundation Special Grant2012T50417, PIApr. 2012Apr. 2014


Main Professional Activities


·          Scanning the literature column editor, IEEE Network Magazine, 2016-

·          Guest editor, Special Issue on Internet of Things, International Journal on Sensor Networks, 2012.

TPC Chair/Member

·          TPC Member: IEEE INFOCOM 2014, 2015, 2016 (Distinguished TPC), 2017 (Distinguished TPC), 2018

·          Member: Best Demo/Poster Award Committee of IEEE INFOCOM 2014

·          Symposium Co-Chair: Next-Generation Networking of IEEE/CIC ICCC 2015

·          Local Management Co-Chair: ACM 50th Turing Award Ceremony China.

·          Local Management Chair: IEEE/CIC ICCC 2014

·          TPC co-chair: IEEE/CIC ICCC International Workshop on Internet of Things 2014

·          Symposium Chair: Next-Generation Networking of WASA 2014-2016

·          Publicity Co-Chair: WASA 2012

·          TPC Member: IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC) – Special Issue on, Game Theory for Networks, 2016

·          TPC Member: IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC) – Special Issue on Recent Advances in Heterogeneous Cellular Networks, 2014

·          TPC Member: IEEE ICC 2013-2017

·          TPC Member: IEEE GLOBECOM 2013-2017

·          TPC Member: IEEE MASS 2013

·          TPC Member: IEEE ICNC 2013-2016


·          ACM/IEEE Transactions on Networking, IEEE Network, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on Communication

Invited Talk

·          11th International collaboration symposium on Information, Production and Systems (ISIPS 2017), invited talk in the opening ceremony, Waseda University, Nov. 2017.

·          CCF WCNT 2017, Panelist, Crowdsourcing and Mobile Crowd Sensing, Xiangtan, Aug. 2017

·          ACM China Symposium of Internet of Everything, Yantai , Apr. 2017,

·          Nanjing Posts and Telecommunications University, Oct. 2017

·          School of Automatic Control, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Dec. 2016

·          National College Internet of Things Contest, East China Area, Apr., 2016

·          ACM Wuhan Young Scientists Forum, Jun., 2016

·          Suzhou Entrepreneurship Week, Jul., 2016

·          Huawei Terminal Technologies Symposium, Oct., 2016

·          Invited talk, IEEE UPINLBS, Nov., 2016

·          Google Center, Shanghai, Dec., 2016

·          ACM China Symposium of Internet of Things, Dec., 2015

·          School of Software, Tsinghua University, Oct., 2015

·          Location Computation and Behavior Perception Workshop, CCF YOCSEF Xi’an Forum, Northwest University, Apr., 2015

·          School of Physics and Information Engineering, Fuzhou University, Nov., 2015

·          Intelligent 3C Mobile Network Workshop, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Mar., 2015

·          ACM China Symposium of Crowdsourcing and Future Network, Beijing, Dec., 2014

·          ShARE-SJTU, Nov. 6, 2012




[B1] Xiaohua Tian and Y. Cheng, “Scalable Multicasting over Next-Generation Internet: Design, Analysis, and Applications,” Springer, July 2012.

Journal Papers

[36] Xiaohua Tian, W. Li, Y. Yang, Z. Zhang and X. Wang, “Optimization of Fingerprints Reporting Strategy for WLAN Indoor Localization”, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, DOI 10.1109/TMC.2017.2715820, Online: .

[35] Xiaohua Tian, M. Wang, W. Li, B. Jiang, D. Xu, X. Wang and Jun Xu, “Improve Accuracy of Fingerprinting Localization with Temporal Correlation of the RSS”, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, DOI: 10.1109/TMC.2017.2703892, Online: .

[34] Xiaohua Tian, R. Shen, D. Liu, Y. Wen, X. Wang, “Performance Analysis of RSS Fingerprinting based Indoor Localization”, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, DOI (identifier) 10.1109/TMC.2016.2645221, Online:

[33] Xiaohua Tian, Z. Song, B. Jiang, Y. Zhang, T. Yu and X. Wang, “HiQuadLoc: A RSS Fingerprinting based Indoor Localization System for Quadrotors”, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 16, no. 9, pp. 2545-2559, Sept. 1, 2017.

[32] Xiaohua Tian, C. Zhao, H. Liu and J. Xu, “Video On-Demand Service via Wireless Broadcasting”, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, DOI (identifier) 10.1109/TMC.2016.2639500, Online:

[31] Xiaohua Tian and Y. Cheng, “A Scalable Destination-Oriented Multicast Protocol with Incremental Deployability,”IEEE Transactions on Computersvol. 4, no.63, pp.793-806, Mar. 2014

[30] Xiaohua Tian and Y. Cheng, “Bloom filter based Scalable Multicast: Methodology, Design and Application,”IEEE Network, vol.27, no. 6, pp.89-94, Nov., 2013.

[29] Xiaohua Tian, Y. Cheng and X. Shen, “Fast Channel Zapping with Destination-Oriented Multicast for IP Video Delivery,” IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 24, no.2, pp. 327-341, Feb. 2013.

[28] Xiaohua Tian, Y. Cheng and X. Shen, “DOM: A Scalable Multicast Protocol for Next-Generation Internet,”IEEE Network, vol. 24 no. 4, pp. 45 – 51, Aug., 2010.

[27] Xiaohua Tian, Y. Cheng and B. Liu, “Design of a scalable multicast scheme with an application-network cross-layer approach,” IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, vol. 11 no. 6, pp. 1160-1169, Oct., 2009.

[26] X. Wang, J. Zhang, Xiaohua Tian, X. Gan, Y. Guan and X. Wang, “Crowdsensing Based Consensus Incident Report for Road Traffic Acquisition,” IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, DOI: 10.1109/TITS.2017.2750169, Online:

[25] X. Wang, Z. Liu, Xiaohua Tian, X. Gan, Y. Guan and X. Wang, “Incentivizing Crowdsensing with Location-Privacy Preserving,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications,  vol. 16, no. 10, pp. 6940-6952, 2017.

[24] S. Ma, X. Liu, L. Fu, Xiaohua Tian, X. Gan and X. Wang, “On the Greedy Resource Occupancy Threat in Dynamic Spectrum Access,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, DOI: 10.1109/TVT.2017.2722409, Online:

[23] X. Wu, R. Shen, L. Fu, Xiaohua Tian, P. Liu and X. Wang, “iBILL: Using iBeacon and Inertial Sensors for Accurate Indoor Localization in Large Open Areas,” IEEE Access, vol. 6, pp. 14589-14599, 2017.

[22] Y. Wen, J. Shi, Q. Zhang, Xiaohua Tian, Z. Huang, H. Yu, Y. Cheng and S. Shen, “Incentivize Mobile Crowd Sensing for Indoor Localization,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technologyvol. 64, no. 9, pp. 4203 – 4214, Sept. 2015.

[21] Y. Qin, Xiaohua Tian, W. Wu, X. Wang, “Mobility Weakens the Distinction between Multicast and Unicast,” IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, no. 24, vol. 3, pp. 1350 – 1363, Jun. 2016.

[20] Q. Liang, X. Wang, Xiaohua Tian, F. Wu, Q. Zhang, "Two-Dimensional Route Switching in Cognitive Radio Networks: A Game-Theoretical Framework," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, no. 23, vol. 4, pp. 1053 - 1066, Aug. 2015.

[19] J. Zhang, L. Fu, Xiaohua Tian, Y. Cui and X. Wang, “Analysis of Random Walk Mobility Models with Location Heterogeneity,” IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 26, no. 10, pp. 2657-2670, Oct. 2015. 

[18] X. Gan, X. Wang, W. Niu, G. Hang, Xiaohua Tian and X. Wang, “Incentivize Multi-class Crowd Labeling under Budget Constraint”, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, accepted.

[17] X. Wang, L. Ding, Q. Wang, J. Xie, T. Wang, Xiaohua Tian, Y. Guan and X. Wang, “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Share Your Real-Time View on the Road,” accepted IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology 2016

[16] G. Sun, X. Feng, Xiaohua Tian, X. Gan, Y. Xu, X. Wang, M. Guizani, “Coalitional Double Auction for Spatial Spectrum Allocation in Cognitive Radio Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, no. 13 vol. 6, pp. 3196-3206, Jun. 2014.

[15] H. Liu, Z. Chen, Xiaohua Tian, X. Wang and M. Tao, “On Content-Centric Wireless Delivery Networks,” IEEE Communication Magazine, Dec. 2014.

[14] X. Feng, G. Sun, X. Gan, F. Yang, Xiaohua Tian, X. Wang, M. Guizani, “Cooperative Spectrum Sharing in Cognitive Radio Networks: A Distributed Matching Approach,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 62, no. 8, pp. 2651-2664, Aug. 2014.

[13] Y. Qin, F. Yang, Xiaohua Tian, X. Wang and H. Luo, “Optimal Configuration of Network Coding in Ad Hoc Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 64, no. 6, pp. 2001-2015, May 2015.

[12] H. Zheng, X. Wang, F. Yang, Xiaohua Tian, X. Gan and S. Xiao, “Data Gathering with Compressive Sensing in Wireless Sensor Networks: A Random Walk Based Approach,” IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 35-44, Jan. 2015.

[11] C. Li, Z. Liu, X. Geng, M. Dong, F. Yang, X. Gan, Xiaohua Tian and X. Wang, “Two Dimension Spectrum Allocation for Cognitive Radio Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol.13, no.3, pp. 1410- 1423, Mar. 2014.

[10] Z. Qian, Xiaohua Tian and X. Wang, “Multicast Capacity in MANET with Infrastructure Support,” IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 25, no. 7, pp. 1808-1818, Jul. 2014.

[9] J. Zhang, X. Wang, Xiaohua Tian, Y. Wang, X. Chu, Y. Cheng, "Optimal Multicast Capacity and Delay Tradeoffs in MANETs," IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 13, no. 5, pp. 1104-1117, May 2014.

[8] L. Fu, L. Qian, Xiaohua Tian, H. Tang, N. Liu, G. Zhang and X. Wang, “Percolation Degree of Secondary Users in Cognitive Networks", IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 30, no. 10, pp.1994-2005, Nov. 2012.

[7] X. Wang, L. Fu, Xiaohua Tian, Y. Bei, Q. Peng, X. Gan, H. Yu, J. Liu, "Converge-Cast: On the Capacity and Delay Tradeoffs," IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 11, no. 6, pp. 970-982, June 2011.

[6] H. Zheng, S. Xiao, X. Wang, Xiaohua Tian and M. Guizani, “Capacity and Delay Analysis for Data Gathering with Compressive Sensing in Wireless Sensor Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 12, no. 2, pp.917-927, Feb. 2013.

[5] G. Zhang, Y. Xu, X. Wang, Xiaohua Tian, J. Liu, X. Gan, H. Yu and L. Qian, “Multicast Capacity for Hybrid VANETs with Directional Antenna and Delay Constraint”, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 818-833, May 2012.

[4] R. Jia, J. Zhang, F. Yang, X. Gan, Xiaohua Tian, P. Du, X. Wang, "Throughput and Delay in Heterogeneous Cognitive Radio Networks with Cooperative Secondary Users," IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 26, no. 9, pp. 2586-2598, Sept. 2015.

[3] L. Qian, F. Ye, L. Gao, X. Gan, Xiaohua Tian, X. Wang and M. Guizani, "Spectrum Trading in Cognitive Radio Networks: An Agent-based Model under Demand Uncertainty,"IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 59, no. 11, pp. 3192-3203, Nov. 2011.

[2] X. Cao, F. Yang, X. Gan, J. Liu, L. Qian, Xiaohua Tian and X. Wang, “Joint Estimation of Clock Skew and Offset in Pairwise Broadcast Synchronization Mechanism,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 61, no.6, pp. 2508-2521, Jun. 2013.

[1] K. Zheng, J. Luo, J. Zhang, W. Wu, Xiaohua Tian and X. Wang, " Cooperation Improves Delay in Cognitive Networks With Hybrid Random Walk," IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 63, no. 6, pp. 1988-2000, Jun. 2015. 


Conference Papers

[58] S. Xiong, S. Zhu, Y. Ji, B. Jiang, Xiaohua Tian, X. Zheng and X. Wang, “iBlink: Smart Glasses for Facial Paralysis Patients,” in Proc. ACM MobiSys 2017. (Acceptance Ratio 19%)

[57] Xiaohua Tian, W. Zhang, J. Wang, W. Li, S. Li, X. Wu, Y. Yang, “Online Pricing Crowdsensed Fingerprints for Accurate Indoor Localization,” in Proc. IEEE VTC-Fall 2017 (The only best paper award).

[56] Xiaohua Tian, J. Liu, W. Liu. Y. Cheng, L. Ou and Z. Zhao, “Security analysis of Bloom filter based multicast forwarding,” in Proc. ACM Turing 50th Celebration Conference-China, May 2017

[55] Z. Qin, X. Gan, X. Wang and Xiaohua Tian, “Capacity of Wireless Networks with Social Behavior and Directional Antennas,” to appear in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM 2016.

[54] C. Shi, X. Wang, Xiaohua Tian, X. Gan and X. Wang, “Online Multiclass Learning with "Bandit" Feedback under a Confidence-Weighted Approach,” to appear in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM 2016.

[53] W. Li, S. Chen, G. He, Xiaohua Tian and X. Wang, “Reducing Computational Complexity of Coded Caching by Partitioning Users into Groups,” Proc. ACM MobiHoc 2016 (Poster).

[52] Z. Zhang, D. Liu, S. Zhu, S. Chen, Xiaohua Tian, “Squeeze More from Fingerprints Reporting Strategy for Indoor Localization,” in Proc. IEEE SECON 2016.

[51] M. Wang, Z. Zhang, Xiaohua Tian, X. Wang, “Temporal Correlation of the RSS Improves Accuracy of Fingerprinting based Indoor Localization”, in Proc. IEEE INFOCOM 2016.

[50] H. Cui, S. Zhang, X. Gan, M. Shen and Xiaohua Tian, “Information Recovery via Block Compressed Sensing in Wireless Sensor Networks,” in Proc. IEEE ICC 2016.

[49] Z. Yang, Z. Zhang, Y. Bao, Xiaohua Tian and Xinbing Wang, “OnTac: Online Task Assignment for Crowdsourcing,” in Proc. IEEE ICC 2016.

[48] Y. Wu, X. Wang, Z. Yang, X. Gan, Xiaohua Tian and X. Wang,, “Crowdclustering Items into Overlapping Clusters,in Proc. IEEE ICC 2016.

[47] C. Zhao, T. Yu, Xiaohua Tian, H. Yu, X. Gan, X. Wang, “A 3-D RSS Distribution Model Based on Statistical Properties for Indoor Localization Systems,” in Proc. IEEE/CIC 2015 (Invited paper)

[46] Y. Yao, R. Sun, X. Gan, J. Wang, Xiaohua Tian, “QoS Demands Splitting for RAT Selection in Heterogeneous Networks,” in Proc. IEEE/CIC 2015.

[45] X. Chen, H. Zhao, X. Gan, H. Feng, J. Liu and Xiaohua Tian, “Content Delivery in Converged Network: Reward Sharing or Not?” in Proc. GLOBECOM 2015

[44] S. Chen, X. Gan, X. Feng, Xiaohua Tian, W. Wu and J. Liu, “Markov Approximation for Multi-RAT Selection” in Proc. IEEE ICC 2015.

[43] L. Zhou, X. Cao, L. Liu, L. Cai, Xiaohua Tian and Y. Cheng, “On Capacity Optimization in Multi-Radio Multi-Channel Wireless Networks with Directional Antennas”, in Proc. IEEE ICC 2015.

[42] A. Laha, X. Cao, W. Shen, Xiaohua Tian and Y. Cheng, “An Energy Efficient Routing Protocol for Device-to-Device Based Multihop Smartphone Networks”, in Proc. IEEE ICC 2015.

[41] Y. Wen, Xiaohua Tian, X. Wang and S. Lu, “Fundamental Limits of RSS Fingerprinting based Indoor Localization,” in Proc. IEEE INFOCOM 2015. (Acceptance Ratio 19%)

[40] Q. Zhang, Y. Wen, Xiaohua Tian, X. Gan and X. Wang, “Incentivize Crowd Labeling under Budget Constraint,” in Proc. IEEE INFOCOM 2015. (Acceptance Ratio 19%)

[39] K. Sheng, Z. Gu, X. Mao, Xiaohua Tian, W. Wu, X. Gan and X. Wang, “The collocation of measurement points in large open indoor environment” , in Proc. IEEE INFOCOM 2015. (Acceptance Ratio 19%)

[38] S. Wang, Xiaohua Tian and H. Liu, “Exploiting the unexploited of coded caching for wireless content distribution,” in Proc. IEEE ICNC 2015 (Best paper award, one of the three selected from 441 submissions, acceptance ratio 22%).

[37] L. Shan, C. Zhao, Xiaohua Tian, Y. Cheng, F. Yang and X. Gan, “Relieving Hotspots in Data Center Networks with Wireless Neighborways,” in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM 2014.

[36] X. Xiao, Xiaohua Tian, X. Gan and X. Wang, “Multi-Class Labeling with BCH codes for Mobile Crowdsensing,” to appear in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM 2014.

[35] K. Sheng, Z. Gu, X. Mao, Xiaohua Tian, X. Gan and X. Wang, “Answer Inference for Crowdsourcing based Scoring,” in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM 2014.

[34] S. Liu, F. Yang, X. Gan, Xiaohua Tian, X. Wang and J. Liu, “Capacity and Delay Tradeoff in Correlated Hybrid Ad-Hoc Networks,” in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM 2014.

[33] S. Liang, R. Luo, G. Chen, S. Ma, W. Wu, L. Song, Xiaohua Tian and X. Wang, “Are We Still Friends: Kernel Multivariate Survival Analysis,” in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM 2014.

[32] Z. Liu, S. Wang, W. Wu, Xiaohua Tian, C. Li and X. Wang, “A Predictive Methodology for Truthful Double Spectrum Auctions in Cognitive Radio Networks,” in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM 2014.

[31] Z. Zhou, X. Feng, X. Gan, F. Yang, Xiaohua Tian, X. Wang, “Data Offloading in Two-tire Networks: A Contract Design Approach,” in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM 2014.

[30] Y. Chen, J. Zhang, X. Wang, Xiaohua Tian, W. Wu, F. Wu and C. W. Tan, “Secrecy Capacity Scaling of Large-Scale Cognitive Networks”, in Proc. ACM MobiHoc 2014. (Acceptance Ratio 18.9%)

[29] S. Yao, X. Wang, Xiaohua Tian and Q. Zhang, “Delay-Throughput Tradeoff with Correlated Mobility of Ad-Hoc Networks,” in Proc. IEEE INFOCOM 2014. (Acceptance Ratio 19%)

[28] R. Jia, J. Zhang, X. Wang, Xiaohua Tian and Q. Zhang, “Scaling Laws for Heterogeneous Cognitive Radio Networks with Cooperative Secondary Users,” in Proc. IEEE INFOCOM 2014. (Acceptance Ratio 19%)

[27] Y. Zhao, Y. Zhang, T. Yu, X. Wang, Xiaohua Tian and X. Liu, “CityDrive: A Map-Generating and Speed-Optimizing Driving System,” in Proc. IEEE INFOCOM 2014.(Acceptance Ratio 19%)

[26] Q. Liang, X. Wang, Xiaohua Tian and Q. Zhang, “Route-Switching Games in Cognitive Radio Networks,” in Proc. ACM MobiHoc 2013 (Poster paper).

[25] K. Zhou, Xiaohua Tian and Y. Cheng, “A Theoretical Framework for Mitigating Delay in 3D Wireless Data Center Networks,” in Proc. IEEE ICC 2013.

[24] C. Zhao, B. Ge and Xiaohua Tian, “A Generic Simulation Framework for Energy Consumption in Data Center Networks,” in Proc. IEEE ICC 2013.

[23] C. Ma, G. Sun, Xiaohua Tian, K. Ying, H. Yu and X. Wang, “Cooperative Relaying Schemes for Device-to-Device Communication Underlaying Cellular Networks”, in Proc.IEEE GLOBECOM 2013.

[22] R. Xue, M. Zhang, H. Yu, H. Luo, Xiaohua Tian and L. Li, “Joint Design of Relay Precoding and Artificial Noise with Presence of an Eavesdropper,” in Proc. IEEE ICCC 2013.

[21] F. Wang, Z. Huang, H. Yu, Xiaohua Tian, X. Wang and J. Huang, “EESM-based Fingerprint Algorithm for Wi-Fi Indoor Positioning System,” in Proc. IEEE ICCC 2013.

[20]  J. Zheng, W. Xu, G. Sun, Xiaohua Tian and X. Wang, “Hybrid Channel Assignment in Multi-hop Multi-radio Cognitive Ad Hoc Network,” in Proc. IEEE ICC 2013.

[19] M. Li, Y. Lou, P. Zhao, H. Yu and Xiaohua Tian, “Correlation and capacity evaluation for dual polarized MIMO system based on an extended 3-D geometry-based stochastic channel model,” in Proc. ChinaCom 2013.

[18] Xiaohua Tian and Y. Cheng, “Mitigating Loops in Bloom Filter Based Multicast Protocols: A Destination-Oriented Approach,” in Proc. IEEE INFOCOM 2012.(Acceptance Ratio 18%)

[17] Xiaohua Tian and Y. Cheng, “Incrementally Deploying the Bloom filter-based Scalable Multicast Protocol,” in Proc. IEEE ICCC 2012

[16] Y. Li, X. Wang, Xiaohua Tian and X. Liu, “Scaling Laws for Cognitive Radio Network with Heterogeneous Mobile Secondary Users,” in Proc. IEEE INFOCOM 2012.(Acceptance Ratio 18%)

[15] H. Li, Y. Cheng, Xiaohua Tian, and X. Wang, “A Generic Framework for Throughput-Optimal Control in MR-MC Wireless Networks,” in Proc. IEEE INFOCOM 2012.(Acceptance Ratio 18%)

[14] H. Zheng, S. Xiao, X. Wang, and Xiaohua Tian, “Energy and Latency Analysis for In-network Computation with Compressive Sensing in Wireless Sensor Networks,” in Proc.IEEE INFOCOM 2012 mini-conference.

[13] C. Xie, J. Li, X. Wang, Xiaohua Tian, Y. Zhang and X. Wang, “Multicast Capacity of Wireless Ad Hoc Networks with Infrastructure Support,” in Proc. IEEE ICC 2012.

[12] Q. Qu, D. Chen, G. Sun, X. Wang, Xiaohua Tian and J. Liu, “Efficient Wireless Sensor Networks Scheduling Scheme: Game Theoretic Analysis and Algorithm,” in Proc.IEEE ICC 2012.

[11]  J. Li, L. Fu, X. Wang, C. Xie, Xiaohua Tian, Y. Zhang and X. Wang, “Throughput and Delay with Network Coding in Hybrid Mobile Ad Hoc Networks: A Global Perspective,” in Proc. WASA 2012.

[10] C. Qian, Z. Luo, Xiaohua Tian, X. Wang and M. Guizani, “Cognitive Transmission based on Data Priority Classification in WSNs for Smart Grid,” in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM 2012.

[9] Y. Cao, Q. Shi, X. Wang, Xiaohua Tian and Y. Cheng,  “Two-dimensional Contract Theory in Cognitive Radio Networks,” in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM 2012.

[8] J. Li, J. Zhang, L. Fu, X. Wang and Xiaohua Tian, “Capacity in Arbitrary Wireless Ad Hoc Networks with MIMO and Power Constraint,” in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM 2012.

[7] X. Wang, G. Sun, J. Yin, Y. Wang, Xiaohua Tian and X. Wang, “Near-Optimal Spectrum Allocation for Cognitive Radios: A Frequency-Time Auction Perspective,” in Proc.IEEE GLOBECOM 2012.

[6] Xiaohua Tian, Y. Cheng and B. Liu, “A Generic Application-Oriented Networking (GAON) Simulation Framework for Next-Generation Internet,”in Proc. IEEE ICC 2011.

[5] Z. Qu, S. Gu, G. Yang, X. Wang, Xiaohua Tian, X. Gan, “A Distributed Relay Selection Algorithm Using Game on Real-Time Testbed,” in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM 2011.

[4] H. Zheng, S. Xiao, X. Wang, Xiaohua Tian, “On the Capacity and Delay of Data Gathering with Compressive Sensing in Wireless Sensor Networks,” in Proc. IEEEGLOBECOM 2011.

[3] Xiaohua Tian, Y. Cheng and B. Liu, “A Fast-Join Mechanism for Inter-domain Multicasting,” in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM 2010.

[2] Xiaohua Tian, Y. Cheng, K. Ren, and B. Liu, “Multicast with an application-oriented networking (AON) approach,”in Proc. IEEE ICC 2008.

[1] Xiaohua Tian, Y. Cheng, R. Q. Hu, and Y. Qian, “Service oriented architecture (SOA) for integration of field bus systems,”in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM 2007.

Technical Report

[2] H. Liu, Z. Chen, Xiaohua Tian, X. Wang and M. Tao, “On content-centric wireless delivery networks,” submitted to IEEE Wireless Communication Magazine, Feb. 15, 2014. PDF

[1] S. Wang, Xiaohua Tian and H. Liu, “Exploiting the unexploited of coded caching for wireless content distribution: Detailed theoretical proofs,” for our submission to IEEE ICNC 2015, Jul. 5, 2014. PDF


Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Instructor, All in English

Design and Analysis of Computer Networks           Apr. – Jul., 2012-2017

This course covers the basic concepts and principles of computer communication networks. The network architecture is discussed in detail based on OSI referrence model, including data link layer, medium access control, network layer, transport layer and application layer. Meanwhile, this course takes TCP/IP in consideration owing to wide use of Internet. Therefor, the common issues are presented giving attention to two models of OSI/RM and TCP/IP. The content includes LAN. WAN, Internet, ATM and B-ISDN, giving prominence to communication subnet and resource subnet. It also specifies many kinds of switching techniques, thinking much of theoretic analysis, such as routing and flow control, etc.

Wireless Communications: Principles and Applications  Feb. – Jul., 2012-2017

This course gives an introduction to wireless communication and networking, including Radio Propagation, Principles of Cellular Systems, UMTS Network Architecture, UMTS Quality of Service, Mobility Management, Mobile IP (v4/v6), Wi-Fi: 802.11, WiMax: 802.16, Ad Hoc Networks, QoS in Ad Hoc Networks, Wireless Security, Wireless Personal Area Networks, Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), The Internet of Things, Ubiquitous Networks, Social Networks. The course also covers special topics such as Network Data Storage, 3-D global networks, Cognitive Radio Networks, Quantum Networks and DNA networks.


Illinois Institute of Technology, Teaching Assistant

ECE 407 (Introduction to Computer Networks, TA)  Aug. – Dec., 2007, Jan. May, Aug. – Dec., 2008

The laboratory of this course covers the following subjects: Basics of UNIX and Cisco IOS, single segment networks, LAN switching and performance, static routing and dynamic routing. My responsibilities include presenting lecture and supervising experiment for each laboratory, where senior undergraduate and junior graduate students operate Dell PowerEdge 850 workstations and Cisco 3600 routers according to lab manuals.

ECE 541 (Performance Evaluation of Computer Networks)         Aug. – Dec., 2007, Aug. – Dec., 2008

This course covers the following topics: Introduction to performance evaluation techniques for computer and communication networks. Little's theorem, birth-death processes, M/G/1 queue, queueing networks, approximation techniques for G/G/1 queues. Discrete event simulations, generation of random variables, variance reduction techniques and general purpose simulation languages. My responsibilities include preparing and presenting several lectures, developing course projects, grading homework and exam papers.

ECE 545 (Advanced Communication Networks)                     Jan. May, 2008

This course provides fundamentals of computer communication networks. Overview of data communication networks and protocol architectures with emphasis on the Internet protocols and network elements. Principles of network and protocol design; error detection and correction, flow control and congestion control, delay and throughput models, QoS, service support and application interface. Local and Wide Area Networks (Ethernet, Wireless LAN and Internet). LAN and WAN interconnection using bridges, routers, switchers and gateways. Routing in data networks. Network and protocol design to support multimedia and multicasting connections. My responsibilities include preparing and presenting several lectures, developing course projects, grading homework and exam papers.

ECE 485 (Computer Organization and Design)                      Aug. – Dec., 2007

This course covers basic concepts and state-of-the-art developments in computer architecture: computer technology, performance measures, instruction set design, computer arithmetic, controller and data path design, memory systems, pipelining, array processing, parallel processing, multiprocessing, abstract analysis models, input-output systems, relationship between computer design and application requirements, and cost/performance tradeoffs. My responsibility is to grade homework.


Advised/Co-advised Students


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Graduated in 2017


• You Wu, Huawei

• Li Zhou, Startup

• Sijie Xiong, UCLA (PH.D.)

• Sujie Zhu, UW (Master)

• Zhenyu Song, Princeton (PH.D.)

Tiance Wu, SJTU-MICH (Master)

• Dong Xu, OSU (Master)

Duowen Liu, Tencent

Zepeng Wang, UCSD (Master)

Guanghua Cheng,

Jiawen Gu,



Graduated in 2016


• Chang Zhao, Cisco

• Wenxin Li, OSU (PH.D.)

• Mei Wang, U. Texas Austin (PH.D.)

Zhehui Zhang, UCLA (PH.D.)

Linghao Zhu, UCSD (Master)

Zhihao Wu, UCLA (Master)

• Bo Chen, UIUC (PH.D.)

Ruofei Shen, Caltech (Master)

• Shan He, UCLA (Master)

Guanchen He, UIUC (Master)

Xingbang Liu, UIUC

• Cong Wang, UIUC (Master)

Shuyao Bi, CMU (Master)

Shangjie Chen, CMU (Master)

• Lu Liu, NYU (Master)

Yilun Huang, UMN (Master)

Zhuo Li, NCSU (Master)

Chuhao Luo, NEU (Master)

Haixu Ying, U. Columbia (Master)


Graduated in 2015


Yutian Wen, OXFORD (PH.D.)

Liqin Shan, CMU (Master)

• Qi Zhang, UMICH (PH.D.)

Kaikai Sheng, CALTECH (Master)

Ruijia Sun, CALTECH (Master)

Sinong Wang, OSU (PH.D.)

Xiaoyi Ge, CMU (Master)

Xiaogaung Zhu, CMU

Xiaowen Li, U. Columbia (Master)

• Lei Ding, UCLA (Master)

• Jin Xie, Maryland (Master)

• Xiang Wang, NYU (Master)

Jinyu Shi, SJTU (Master)


Graduated in 2014


• Xiao Feng, Tsinghua (PH.D.)


Graduated in 2013


• Kai Zhou, MSU (PH.D.)

Teng Wei, U. Wisconsin Madison (PH.D.)

Weijie Liu, UIUC (PH.D.)

Yanxi Wang, UCLA (Master)

Xiaowei Wang, U. McMaster (Master)

• Hang Qiu, USC (PH.D.)

Yanming Cao, UCLA (Master)

Jikai Yin, UCI (Master)