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Chunsheng Xin

ChunSheng Xin, Director

Dr. ChunSheng Xin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA. He received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA, in 2002. His research interests include cybersecurity, cognitive radio networks, wireless communications and networking, cyber-physical systems, and performance evaluation and modeling. Dr. Xin has received several grants from the National Science Foundation to support his research. His research findings have been published in numerous papers in leading journals and conferences, such as IEEE Infocom, TWC, TMC, TVT, ToN, and JSAC. He has contributed several book chapters in professional books. He also received one patent while he worked as a Research Co-Op in the Nokia Research Center, Boston, MA, USA, in 2000 to 2002 . He has served as Associate Editors of several international journals, and the Advisory Board Member of one professional book. He has also served in the technical program and organization committees of numerous technical conferences/workshops, including IEEE Infocom. He has been an external consultant on cybersecurity for industry. Dr. Xin is an IEEE senior member.


Dimitrie Popescu, Co-Director

Dimitrie C. Popescu received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, in 2002. Between 2002 and 2006 he was with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Texas at San Antonio. Since 2006 he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, where he is currently an Associate Professor. His current research is in the area of wireless communications and cognitive radio systems, and includes spectrum management and dynamic spectrum access, transmitter/receiver optimization to support quality of service, and spectrum sensing and modulation classification. Dr. Popescu is a Senior Member of the IEEE and serves as Associate Editor for IEEE Communications Letters. He has also served in the technical program and organization committees for numerous IEEE conferences. Dr. Popescu advised many graduated students on their doctoral dissertations and Master theses and has co-authored numerous papers published in leading journals and conference proceedings.

Tamer Nadeem

Tamer Nadeem, Assistant Professor

Dr. Tamer Nadeem is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science department at the Old Dominion University. He got his Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park. His research interests include wireless networks, mobile computing, ad-hoc and sensor networks, vehicular networks, enterprise wireless network managements, efficient cross layer designs, smart antenna protocols, peer-to-peer systems, pervasive computing, location determination systems, and social networks.

Jonathan Backens

Jonathan Backens, Lecturer

Jonathan Backens completed his B.S. in Computer Engineering and Computer Science at Christopher Newport University in 2004, and is currently pursuing his PhD degree at ODU. He has been a graduate fellow of both the Virginia Space Grant Consortium and the federal GAANN program. He was the recipient of the 2012-2013 Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award for the ECE Department at ODU. His research interests include Cognitive Radio Networking, Wireless Multihop Networks, Game Theory in Wireless Mesh Networks, Rural (extreme) Wireless Networking, and Security in Cognitive Radio Networks.