A wireless communication network is usually designed to fit in the normal demand for daily operations, because of the cost and economic reasons for the operator. When a disruptive event happens, the demand to the communication network like emergency healthcare or safety related needs will increase tremendously, in the same time, part of the network infrastructure might be damaged already because of the disruptive event. Therefore, the current deployment of the wireless communication networks cannot accommodate the demands in critical state when a disruptive event happens for emergency situation. Consequently, comprehensive availability analysis are needed, and resilient recovering plans are desired for incident responses for the communities in emergency situation. In this talk, we discuss the fundamental problems on wireless communication network resilient design, followed our new research activities on recovery and emergency responses for wireless communication networks. Case studies will be given to show a relay selection scheme to prolong connection time for wireless communication networks for emergency situation.
Yi Qian received a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Clemson University, South Carolina. He is currently a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). Prior to joining UNL, he worked in the telecommunications industry, academia, and government. Some of his previous professional positions include serving as a senior member of scientific staff and a technical advisor at Nortel Networks, a senior systems engineer and a technical advisor at several startup companies, an assistant professor at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, and a senior researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. His research interests include communications and systems, and information and communication network security. More specifically, he has research and industry experience in wireless communications and systems, information assurance and network security, sensing and sensor networks, vehicular communications, smart grid communications, broadband satellite communications, optical communications, high-speed communications and networks, and the Internet of Things. Prof. Yi Qian is a Fellow of IEEE. He was previously Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee for Communications and Information Security. He was the Technical Program Chair for IEEE International Conference on Communications 2018. He serves on the Editorial Boards of several international journals and magazines, including as the Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Wireless Communications. He was a Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He is currently a Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE Communications Society.