Kok-Lim Yau

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Biography

Kok-Lim Alvin Yau (姚国霖) received the B. Eng. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (First-Class Honours) from the Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia in 2005. He received the MSc (Electrical Engineering) from the National University of Singapore in 2007. He was awarded the 2007 Professional Engineer Board of Singapore Gold Medal for the best graduate of the MSc degree in 2006/07. Starting February 25th 2008, he is a PhD candidate specialising in Network Engineering at the School of Engineering and Computer Science, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand under the supervision of Peter Komisarczuk and Paul Teal. His research interests include wireless networks, cognitive radio networks, quality of service, context-awareness, and intelligence. He worked as Design Engineer (Intern) for eight months beginning from end of 2003, and as Design Engineer at the end of 2005 with Intel Malaysia. He worked as a Postgraduate Research Intern for Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore during the summer of 2006.

For the latest information about his research work, please visit Cognitive Radio Networks (CRnet) Research.

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Thesis

  1. Kok-Lim Alvin Yau, "Context Awareness and Intelligence in Cognitive Radio Networks: Design and Applications", Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 2010. (Examiners: Dr. David Grace, Senior Research Fellow, Head of Communications Research Group, University of York, UK; Associate Professor Peter Smith, University of Canterbury, NZ; Dr. Wei Li, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ)

Peer-reviewed Publications

Book Chapter

  1. Kok-Lim Alvin Yau, Peter Komisarczuk, and Paul D. Teal, "Quality of Service (QoS) Provisioning in Cognitive Wireless Ad Hoc Networks: Challenges, Design Approaches, and Open Issues", In Sasan Adibi, and Mostafa Tofigh (Eds.), Quality of Service Architectures for Wireless Networks: Performance Metrics and Management, (pp. 575-594), US, Information Science Reference, IGI Global, January 2010 .

International Conference Papers

  1. Kok-Lim Alvin Yau, Peter Komisarczuk, and Paul D. Teal, "Performance Analysis of Reinforcement Learning for Achieving Context Awareness and Intelligence in Mobile Cognitive Radio Networks," to appear in 25th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA'11) IEEE, Biopolis, Singapore, March 2011.
  2. Kok-Lim Alvin Yau, Peter Komisarczuk, and Paul D. Teal, "Achieving Context Awareness and Intelligence in Distributed Cognitive Radio Networks: A Payoff Propagation Approach," to appear in 7th International Symposium on Frontiers in Networking with Applications (FINA'11) at the 25th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA'11) IEEE, Biopolis, Singapore, March 2011.
  3. Kok-Lim Alvin Yau, Peter Komisarczuk, and Paul D. Teal, "Enhancing Network Performance in Distributed Cognitive Radio Networks Using Single-Agent and Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning," to appear in 35th Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN'10) IEEE, Denver, Colorado, USA, October 2010.
  4. Kok-Lim Alvin Yau, Peter Komisarczuk, and Paul D. Teal, "Achieving Efficient and Optimal Joint Action in Distributed Cognitive Radio Networks using Payoff Propagation," General Symposium on Selected Areas in Communications, International Conference on Communications (ICC'10) IEEE, Cape Town, South Africa, May 2010.
  5. Kok-Lim Alvin Yau, Peter Komisarczuk, and Paul D. Teal, "Applications of Reinforcement Learning to Cognitive Radio Networks," Workshop on Cognitive Radio Interfaces and Signal Processing (CRISP) at the International Conference on Communications (ICC'10) IEEE, Cape Town, South Africa, May 2010.
  6. Kok-Lim Alvin Yau, Peter Komisarczuk, and Paul D. Teal, "Context-Awareness and Intelligence in Distributed Cognitive Radio Networks: A Reinforcement Learning Approach," 11th Australian Communications Theory Workshop (AusCTW'10) IEEE, Canberra, Australia, February 2010.
  7. Kok-Lim Alvin Yau, Peter Komisarczuk, and Paul D. Teal, "Performance Analysis of Reinforcement Learning for Achieving Context-Awareness and Intelligence in Cognitive Radio Networks," 9th IEEE International Workshop on Wireless Local Networks (WLN'09) at the 34th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN'09) IEEE, Zurich, Switzerland, October 2009. (Acceptance rate for Regular Paper = 11/35 = 31.43%)
  8. Kok-Lim Alvin Yau, Peter Komisarczuk, and Paul D. Teal, "Cognitive Radio-based Wireless Sensor Networks: Conceptual Design and Open Issues," 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Wireless and Internet Services (WISe'09) at the 34th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN'09) IEEE, Zurich, Switzerland, October 2009.
  9. Kok-Lim Alvin Yau, Peter Komisarczuk, and Paul D. Teal, "A Context-aware and Intelligent Dynamic Channel Selection Scheme for Cognitive Radio Networks," 4th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications (CROWNCOM'09) IEEE, Hannover, Germany, June 2009.
  10. Kok-Lim Alvin Yau, Peter Komisarczuk, and Paul D. Teal, "C2net: A Cross-Layer Quality of Service (QoS) Architecture for Cognitive Wireless Ad Hoc Networks," Australasian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ATNAC'08) IEEE, Adelaide, Australia, December 2008.
  11. Kok-Lim Alvin Yau, Peter Komisarczuk, and Paul D. Teal, "On Multi-Channel MAC Protocols in Cognitive Radio Networks," Australasian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ATNAC'08) IEEE, Adelaide, Australia, December 2008.

National Conference Papers

  1. Kok-Lim Alvin Yau, Peter Komisarczuk, and Paul D. Teal, "A Survey on Multi-channel Medium Access Control (MAC) Protocols: A Cognitive Radio Perspective," 7th New Zealand Computer Science Research Student Conference (NZCSRSC'09), Auckland, New Zealand, April 2009 .
  2. Kok-Lim Alvin Yau, Peter Komisarczuk, and Paul D. Teal, "Medium Access Control (MAC) Protocols for Cognitive Radio Networks: Recent Advances and Design Considerations," 7th New Zealand Computer Science Research Student Conference (NZCSRSC'09), Auckland, New Zealand, April 2009 .

Technical Report

  1. Kok-Lim Alvin Yau, Peter Komisarczuk, and Paul D. Teal, "Achieving Context Awareness and Intelligence in Cognitive Radio Networks using Reinforcement Learning for Multi-state Applications," ECSTR10-01, Communications and Networking Research Group, School of Engineering and Computer Science, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, January 2010 .
  2. Kok-Lim Alvin Yau, Peter Komisarczuk, and Paul D. Teal, "Learning Mechanisms for Achieving Context Awareness and Intelligence in Cognitive Radio Networks," ECSTR10-03, Communications and Networking Research Group, School of Engineering and Computer Science, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, February 2010 .
  3. Kok-Lim Alvin Yau, Peter Komisarczuk, and Paul D. Teal, "Enhancing Network Performance in Distributed Cognitive Radio Networks using Single-Agent and Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning," ECSTR10-04, Communications and Networking Research Group, School of Engineering and Computer Science, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, February 2010 .

Talks/Presentations

  1. Kok-Lim Alvin Yau, "Achieving Efficient and Optimal Joint Action in Distributed Cognitive Radio Networks using Payoff Propagation," General Symposium on Selected Areas in Communications, International Conference on Communications (ICC'10) IEEE, Cape Town, South Africa, Room 1.61, Session SA-C4: Cognitive Network Management and Applications, 2pm-3:45pm, May 26, 2010.
  2. Kok-Lim Alvin Yau "Applications of Reinforcement Learning to Cognitive Radio Networks," Workshop on Cognitive Radio Interfaces and Signal Processing at the International Conference on Communications (ICC'10) IEEE, Cape Town, South Africa, Session II: Cognitive Radio Networks, 10:50am-10:10pm, May 27 2010.
  3. Kok-Lim Alvin Yau, "Context-Awareness and Intelligence in Cognitive Radio Networks: Design and Applications," IEEE NZ Central Section Postgraduate Presentation Event, Wellington, September 2009.
  4. Kok-Lim Alvin Yau, "Context-Awareness and Intelligence in Cognitive Radio Networks," Seminar on Future Wireless Technologies, New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development, Wellington, August 2009.
  5. Kok-Lim Alvin Yau, "A Context-aware and Intelligent Dynamic Channel Selection Scheme for Cognitive Radio Networks," Fourth International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications (CROWNCOM'09) IEEE, Hannover, Germany, June 2009.
  6. Kok-Lim Alvin Yau, "Medium Access Control (MAC) Protocols for Cognitive Radio Networks: Recent Advances and Design Considerations," Session 4, New Zealand Computer Science Research Student Conference (NZCSRSC'09), Auckland, New Zealand, 13:50-15:30, April 8, 2009 .
  7. Kok-Lim Alvin Yau, "A Survey on Multi-channel Medium Access Control (MAC) Protocols: A Cognitive Radio Perspective," Session 1, New Zealand Computer Science Research Student Conference (NZCSRSC'09), Auckland, New Zealand, 9:00-10:30, April 7, 2009 .
  8. Kok-Lim Alvin Yau, "On Multi-Channel MAC Protocols in Cognitive Radio Networks", Technical Session T4c (Wireless Communications 4), Australasian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ATNAC'08) IEEE, Adelaide, Australia, 16:00-17:00, December 9, 2008.
  9. Kok-Lim Alvin Yau, "C2net: A Cross-Layer Quality of Service (QoS) Architecture for Cognitive Wireless Ad Hoc Networks", Technical Session T4c (Wireless Communications 4), Australasian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ATNAC'08) IEEE, Adelaide, Australia, 16:00-17:00, December 9, 2008.
  10. Kok-Lim Alvin Yau, "Quality of Service (QoS) Provisioning in Cognitive Radio Networks: Overview, Challenges, and Design Approaches," PGSA Colloquium, Wellington, October 2008.
  11. Kok-Lim Alvin Yau, "Achieving Situation Awareness in Cognitive Radio Networks for Quality of Service Provisioning," IEEE (NZ) Wireless Workshop, Christchurch, September 2008.
  12. Kok-Lim Alvin Yau, "Achieving Situation Awareness in Cognitive Radio Networks for Quality of Service Provisioning," IEEE NZ Central Section Postgraduate Presentation Event, Wellington, August 2008.

Professional Activities

Reviewer of the following journals:

IEEE Communications Letters, Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, International Journal of Communication Systems
Reviewer of the following conferences:

LCN'09, Globecom'09, NZCSRSC'09, WCSN'08