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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.


Dr. Chunming Qiao is a Professor at SUNY Buffalo where he directs the Lab for Advanced Network Design, Analysis, and Research (LANDER), which conducts cutting-edge research work on optical networks, wireless and mobile networks, survivable networks, and TCP/IP technologies. He has published more than 80 and 120 papers in leading technical journals and conference proceedings, respectively. His pioneering research on Optical Internet, in particular, the optical burst switching (OBS) paradigm is internationally acclaimed. In addition, his work on integrated cellular and ad hoc relaying systems (iCAR) is recognized as the harbinger for today's push towards the convergence between heterogeneous wireless technologies, and has been featured in BusinessWeek and Wireless Europe, as well as at the websites of New Scientists and CBC. His Research has been funded by a number of NSF grants including two ITR awards, and by Alcatel, Fujitsu Labs, NEC Labs, Nokia Research, Nortel, Sprint Advanced Technology Lab, Telcordia and ITRI.