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Chunming Qiao, Ph.D.

Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Photonic switching, optical interconnection networks, reconfigurable systems and parallel algorithms; All-optical networks, WDM/TDM communications, network architectures, control and management; Advanced networking and internetworking issues such as IP over WDM and next generation wireless system.

Book Chapters

  1. X. Cao, V. Anand, and C. Qiao, "Waveband Switching: A New Frontier in Optical WDM Networks", in Optical WDM Networks II: Past Lessons and Path Ahead, K. Sivalingam and S. Subramaniam Eds, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003/2004
  2. C. Xin, S. Dixit and C. Qiao, Chapter 14: ‘‘IP-over-WDM Control and Signaling", in IP Over WDM: Building the Next Generation Optical Internet, John Wiley and Sons, 2002
  3. H. Wu, C. Qiao and S. Dixit, Chapter 20: ‘‘Signaling and Routing Protocols in iCAR (integrated Cellular and Ad hoc Relaying System)", in Wireless IP, Artech House, 2002.
  4. Y. Pan*, C. Qiao, Y. Yang and J. Wu, "Recent Development in Optical Multistage Networks" in "Advances in Optical Networks", D.Z. Du and L. Ruan Editors. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001
  5. V. Anand and C. Qiao, Chapter 6: "Maximizing Profit in Optical WDM Networks" in "Interfaces in Operation Research and Computer Science", S. Upadhyaya et al. Editors. Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 119-137, 2002

Referred Journal Articles

  1. S. Yoon, D. Ha, H. Ngo, and C. Qiao, "MOPADS: A Mobility Profile Aided File Downloading Service in Vehicular Networks", IEEE Trans on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 58, No. 9, Nov 2009, pp.5235-5246
  2. X Liu, C. Qiao, W. Wei and T. Wang, "A Universal Signaling, Switching and Reservation Framework For Future Optical Networks,", IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, SI on "Converged Optical Network Infrastructures in Support of Future Internet and Grid Services", Vol. 27, Issue 12, June 2009, pp. 1806-1815
  3. X. Liu, C.Qiao and et al. "Task Scheduling and Lightpath Establishment in Optical Grids," IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, SI on "Converged Optical Network Infrastructures in Support of Future Internet and Grid Services", Vol. 27, Issue 12, June 2009, pp. 1796-1805
  4. R. Sudhaakar, S. Yoon, J. Zhao and C. Qiao, "A novel QoS-aware MAC Scheme Using Optimal Retransmission for Wireless Networks", IEEE Trans. on Wireless Communications, Vol. 8, No. 5, May 2009, pp. 2230-2235
  5. W. Guo* et al, "Task Scheduling Accuracy Analysis in Optical Grid Environments", Photonic Network Communications, Springer Photonic Network Communications, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp. 209-217, June, 2009
  6. W. Wei, et al. "PONIARD: A Programmable Optical Networking Infrastructure for Advanced Research and Development of Future Internet", IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, Special Issue on OFC/NFOEC 2008 Conference, Vol. 27, No. 3, pp. 233-242, Feb. 2009.
  7. Z. Sun*, et al., "Scheduling Algorithms for Workflow based Applications in Optical Grids", IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 26, No. 17, pp. 3011-3020, Sept. 2008.
  8. A. Khan*, C. Qiao, S. Tripathi, "Mobile Traversal Schemes based on Triangulation Coverage", ACM Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET), Vol. 12, pp. 422-437, Dec. 2007
  9. D. Xu, Y. Xiong and C. Qiao, "Ultra-fast, Potential Backup Cost (PBC) based Shared Path Protection Schemes", IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 12, No. 5, pp. 422-437, Dec. 2007.
  10. X. Guan*, S. Guo, Q. Zhai, W. Gong and C. Qiao, "A New Method for Solving Routing and Wavelength Assignment Problems in Optical Networks", IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 25, No.8, pp. 1895-1909, Aug. 2007
  11. X. Cao, V Anand and C. Qiao, Waveband Switching for Dynamic Traffic Demands in Multigranular Optical Networks", IEEE/ACM ToN, Vol.15, No. 4, pp. 957 - 968, Aug. 2007
  12. J. Li, C. Qiao, J, Xu and D. Xu, "Maximizing Throughput for Optical Burst Switching Networks", IEEE/ACM ToN, Vol. 15 , No. 5, pp. 1163 - 1176, 2007
  13. J. Ghosh, S. Philip, and C. Qiao, "Sociological Orbit-aware Location Approximation and Routing (SOLAR) in MANET", ELSEVIER Ad Hoc Networks Journal, Vol. 5, No.2,pp. 189-209, March 2007
  14. H. Wu, C. Qiao, and S. Dixit, "Signaling and Routing Protocols for iCAR", International Journal of Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks. Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 1-33, 2007 (Invited submission as one of the four best papers in International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks 2005).
  15. C. Qiao, W. Wei and X. Liu, "Extending Generalized Multi-protocol Label Switching (GMPLS) for Polymorphous, Agile and Transparent Optical Network (PATON)", IEEE Communications, Special Issue on Advances in Control and Management of Connection-Oriented Networks, Vol. 44, No. 12, Dec. 2006. pp. 104-114
  16. X. Cao, V Anand and C. Qiao, "A Framework for Waveband Switching in Multi-Granular Optical Networks Part II - wavelength/waveband conversion and survivability",OSA JON, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 48-62, 2006 (invited but still peer-reviewed).
  17. X. Cao, V Anand and C. Qiao, "A Framework for Waveband Switching in Multi-Granular Optical Networks Part I - multi-granular cross-connect architectures ",OSA JON, Vol. 5, No. 12, pp. 1043-1055, 2006 (invited but still peer-reviewed).
  18. J. Zhu, C, Qiao and X. Wang, "A Comprehensive Minimum Energy Routing Scheme for Wireless Ad hoc Networks", IEEE Trans, on Wireless Communications, Vol. 5, No. 11 pp. 3077-3086, 2006


  1. Efficient trap avoidance and shared protection method in survivable networks with shared risk link groups and a survivable network, C. Qiao, D. Xu and Y. Xiong, US 7,701,848, Issued April 2010 (Assigned to SUNY Buffalo)
  2. Signaling and routing protocols for an integrated cellular and relaying system, H. Wu, C. Qiao, S. Dixit, US 7,444,152, Issued Oct. 2008, (Assigned to Nokia Corp.)
  3. Segment protection scheme for a network, C. Qiao, D. Xu and Y. Xiong, US 7,398,321, Issued July 2008 (Licensed to Gilead Science Institute)
  4. Methods to process and forward control packets in OBS/LOBS and other burst switched networks, C. Qiao and J Staley, US 7,286,531, Issued Oct. 2007 (Assigned to Brilliant Optical Networks LLC)
  5. Efficient optical network design using multi-granular optical cross-connects with wavelength band switching, X. Cao, C. Qiao, V. Anand and Y. Xiong, US 7,162,632, Issued Jan. 2007 (License to Gilead Science Institute )
  6. Method to control a special class of OBS/LOBS and other burst switched network devices, C. Qiao and J Staley, US 7,042,906, Issued May 2006 (Assigned to Brilliant Optical Networks LLC)
  7. Labeled optical burst switching for IP-over-WDM integration, C. Qiao, US 6,956,868, Issued Oct. 2005 (Assigned to Brilliant Optical Networks LLC)