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Research Summary
    My broad research interests are in the general field of computer networks with a focus on building routing protocols and network architectures that improve the reliability, security, and performance of future communication systems. Currently, I am interested in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANET). VANET has the potential to be an important enhancer for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). Future ITS can lead to significant impact on people's lives and society with lasting effects on safety, economy, and the environment. My primary research in VANET include network architecture and design with focus on addressing the reliability and security aspects. The subject of my PhD dissertation is to leverage and incorporate understanding of traffic flow dynamics to improve broadcast communication and network security in VANET.
Recent News
  • Dec 2010: I have finished my dissertation and defended my oral presentation for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Networked Systems at UC Irvine. I am interested to continue doing research in vehicular networks and exploring industry opportunities.
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  • June 2010: I attended and presented our paper on dynamic transmission range in VANET with stop-and-go traffic at IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium in San Diego, California on June 21-24, 2010.
  • April 2010: Our paper on inter-vehicle communication performance using ns-2 has been accepted to 17th ITS World Congress in Busan, Korea on October 25-29, 2010.
  • March 2010: I attended and presented our joint work ("Security and Communication in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks: Issues and Approaches") at the Industry Seminar on Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (WAVE) in the Connected Vehicle Proving Center (CVPC) building in Dearborn, Michigan on March 11, 2010.
  • Jan 2010: I attended and presented our paper at IEEE Intelligent Vehicular Communications System in Las Vegas on Jan 9th, 2010.
Contact Information
  • Office: 4th floor, Anteater Instruction and Research Bldg (here is a picture, it is building # 653 according to UCI campus map)
  • Email: rex at uci dot edu