Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Ning Lu

Ning Lu

Ning Lu

Name: Dr. Ning Lu
Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 250-828-5224


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Research Interests

Networking, scheduling, algorithms


Ph.D. (Electrical and Computer Engineering) at the University of Waterloo, Canada, 2015.
M.E. (Electrical Engineering) at Tongji University, China, 2010.
B.E. (Electrical Engineering) at Tongji University, China, 2007.


For a complete list of publications, refer to my homepage.

Book/Book Chapter
N. Lu, and X. Shen, "Capacity Analysis of Vehicular Communication Networks," SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Springer Verlag, 2013. (ISBN: 978-1-4614- 8396-0)
N. Zhang, N. Cheng, N. Lu, H. Zhou, J.W. Mark, and X. Shen, "Opportunistic Spectrum Access in Multi- Channel Cognitive Radio Networks," Multimedia Over Cognitive Radio Networks: Algorithms, Protocols, and Experiments, CRC Press, 2014.

Journal Papers
N. Lu, N. Cheng, N. Zhang, X. Shen, J.W. Mark, and Fan Bai, "Wi-Fi Hotspot at Signalized Intersection: Cost-Effectiveness for Vehicular Internet Access," IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 5, No. 65, pp. 3506-3518, 2016.
N. Lu, N. Cheng, N. Zhang, X. Shen, and J.W.Mark, "Connected Vehicles: Solutions and Challenges," IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Vol. 1, No. 4, pp. 289-299, 2014.
N. Lu, T.H. Luan, M. Wang, X. Shen, and F. Bai, "Bounds of Asymptotic Performance Limits of Social- Proximity Vehicular Networks," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 812-825, 2014.
N. Lu and X. Shen, "Scaling Laws for Throughput Capacity and Delay in Wireless Networks-A Survey," IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 642-657, 2014.
N. Lu, N. Zhang, N. Cheng, X. Shen, J.W. Mark, and F. Bai, "Vehicles Meet Infrastructure: Towards Capacity-Cost Tradeoffs for Vehicular Access Networks," IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 1266-1277, 2013.

Conference Papers
N. Lu, B. Li, R. Srikant, and Y. Lei, "Optimal Distributed Scheduling of Real-Time Traffic with Hard Deadlines," IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC'16), Las Vegas, NV, USA, 2016.
N. Lu, N. Cheng, N. Zhang, X. Shen, and J.W. Mark, "VeMail: A Message Handling System Towards Efficient TransportationManagement," IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC'13), Shanghai, China, 2013.
N. Lu, T.H. Luan,M.Wang, X. Shen, and F. Bai, "Capacity and Delay Analysis for Social-Proximity Urban Vehicular Networks," IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM'12), Orlando, USA, 2012. (Acceptance ratio: 18%)
N. Lu, Y. Ji, F. Liu, and X.Wang, "A Dedicated Multi-channel MAC Protocol Design for VANET with Adaptive Broadcasting," IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC'10), Sydney, Australia, 2010.
N. Lu, X. Wang, P. Wang, P. Lai, and F. Liu, "A Distributed Reliable Multi-channel MAC Protocol for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks," IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV'09), Xi'an, China, 2009.

Employment History

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Computing Science, Thompson Rivers University, Canada, 08/2016
Postdoctoral Fellow, Coordinated Science Lab, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 11/2015-07/2016
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Waterloo, 02/2015-10/2015

Courses Taught

Computer Networks (COMP 3270)
Introduction to Computer Systems (COMP 2130)
Software Architecture and Design (COMP 2920)
Cloud Computing (COMP 4980)