Wireless Networks (WiNe) Research Group

Announcements

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First achievement for 2019!!!

Adrian Pekar, Mona Ruan and Winston K.G. Seah, "Angular Histogram-Based Visualisation of Network Traffic Flow Measurement Data," accepted by the 33rd International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA-2019), March 27 to March 29, 2019, Kunibiki Messe, Matsue, Japan.

This paper is based on the research done by our 2018 BE(Hons) graduate Mona Ruan for her ENGR489 project.

Grant Application Success !!!

Establishing Trust in Internet of Things using Physically Unclonable Functions and Blockchains, Royal Society of New Zealand, July 2018 Catalyst Seeding: General, Ref. No. 18-VUW-043-CSG, February 1, 2019 – January 31, 2021, NZ$79,750. Collaborating partners are National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan) and Universiti Putra Malaysia (Malaysia).

International Collaboration Success !!!

Paper on "Modelling Software-Defined Networking: Software and Hardware Switches" by Deepak Singh, Bryan Ng, Y.C. Lai (National Taiwan University of Science and Technology), Y.D. Lin (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan) and Winston K.G. Seah has been accepted by the Journal of Networking and Computer Applications, 14 Aug 2018. (Submitted version)

Paper on "A Localization Method Avoiding Flip Ambiguities for micro-UAVs with Bounded Distance Measurement Errors" by Q.B. Guo and Y. Zhang (University of Jinan, Jinan, Shandong, China), J. Lloret (Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain), B. Kantarci (University of Ottawa, Canada) and Winston K.G. Seah has been accepted by the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 8 Aug 2018.

Paper on "Modelling Switches with Internal Buffering in Software-Defined Networks" by Deepak Singh, Bryan Ng, Y.C. Lai (National Taiwan University of Science and Technology), Y.D. Lin (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan) and Winston K.G. Seah has been presented at the 27th International Conference on Computer Communication and Networks (ICCCN 2018), July 30 -August 2, 2018, Hangzhou, China.

Scholarships to pursue Master of Engineering degrees

TWO Master of Engineering Scholarships to research on "Scalable Traffic Classification in Internet of Things (IoT) for Network Anomaly Detection" and "5G Internet of Things".

Best Paper Award

PhD student, Hang Yu's paper on "Pulse Arrival Scheduling for Nanonetworks Under Limited IoT Access Bandwidth" has won the Best Paper Award in the 42nd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN) held in Singapore 9-12 Oct 2017. We have four papers, including the Best Paper, in this conference which is ranked A by CORE/ERA since 2008. A recording of the presentation can be found here.

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Scholarships

VUW PhD scholarships

Three times a year, Victoria University of Wellington accepts applications for admission into our PhD programme with Victoria Doctoral Scholarships as well as other externally funded scholarships. The application process is managed by our Faculty of Graduate Research and details are available from their website. Applicants who are interested to do research in 5G networks, IoT, wireless networks and future internet technologies, are strongly encouraged to contact Prof Winston Seah.

Master of Engineering Scholarship on "Scalable Traffic Classification in Internet of Things (IoT) for Network Anomaly Detection"

The School of Engineering and Computer Science is offering a full-time Master of Engineering (ME) scholarship (domestic tuition fees plus a 1-year stipend of NZ$20,000) to an excellent candidate to work on "Scalable Traffic Classification in Internet of Things (IoT) for Network Anomaly Detection". This scholarship is supported by the ISIF Asia Network Operations Research and the research will study traffic classification techniques for identifying network anomalies.

The successful candidate is expected to have good fundamental knowledge of networking, especially in network measurements, network traffic classification, IoT, network anomaly detection and other related topics. Knowledge of performance analysis techniques, and hands-on experience in common network simulation platforms (e.g. OmNet++) or network virtualization tools would be advantageous.

Interested applicants, please contact Prof Winston Seah via email attaching your transcripts, publications list, and CV. If you are suitable, you will then be provided with the information on how to apply for admission into our ME degree programme.

Master of Engineering Scholarship on "5G Internet of Things"

The School of Engineering and Computer Science is offering a full-time Master of Engineering (ME) scholarship (domestic tuition fees plus a 1-year stipend of NZ$20,000) to an excellent candidate to work on "5G Internet of Things". This scholarship is sponsored by Victoria’s Huawei NZ Research Programme and the research will study the latest 5G wireless access technologies to support massive IoT connectivity.

The successful candidate is expected to have a good fundamental knowledge of networking, especially in medium access control protocols, random access in 5G networks, and other related topics. Knowledge of theoretical performance analysis techniques, namely, queuing theory is highly desired, and hands-on experience in common network simulation platforms (e.g. OmNet++, QualNet, etc) would be advantageous.

Interested applicants, please contact Prof Winston Seah via email attaching your transcripts, publications list, and CV. If you are suitable, you will then be provided with the information on how to apply for admission into our ME degree programme.

WiNe Research Areas

WiNe focuses on networking technology that enables the plethora of diverse devices in the Internet to communicate effectively and reliably over wireless communication, including both the wireless access as well as relevant core network technologies to achieve these goals. We study advanced networking protocols and architectures for the fast evolving Internet and 5G mobile telecommunication systems.

  • Wireless Networking Algorithms and Protocols: The research addresses challenging issues with environmentally friendly energy efficient algorithms and protocols for different forms of wireless networks operating in day-to-day as well as extreme conditions. Of particular interest are the MAC, RLC and random access protocols for 5G networks to support the massive number of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and the use of network function virtualization (NFV) for resource management and optimization.
  • End-to-end Wired/Wireless Network Inter-connectivity: The focus of our research is on algorithms/protocols/techniques for interconnecting wireless access networks to and across the wired backbone. This research will consider the relevant core network technologies needed to provide end-to-end connectivity, focusing on latest technology trends, like Software Defined Networking (SDN), NFV, Mobile Edge Computing, Distributed Mobility Management, as well as the core network aspect of 5G networks which has evolved towards an IP-centric network.
  • Wireless Network Anomaly Detection: The focus of our current research is on novel ways of detecting anomalous behaviour in wireless networks, that goes beyond security. We explore new ways of identifying and detecting anomalous network traffic that may be the precursors to attacks and other malicious activities, utilizing machine learning and deep learning. A key research focus is on establishing trust in the IoT and building a secure trust framework.

Research Team

Find out more about our Research Team and how to work with them:

Research Publications

Members of the group have produced a number of publications over the years: