Chunming Qiao


Chunming Qiao


Research Topics

Future generation communication systems; optical networks; survivable/resilient protocols; wireless and mobile networks (including sensor networks)

Biography Teaching Research


Chunming Qiao is a SUNY Distinguished Professor and Chair of the CSE Department. He has lead the Lab for Advanced Network Design, Evaluation and Research (LANDR) at UB since 1993. His current research interests cover not only the safety and reliability of various cyber physical systems (such as transportation systems with connected and autonomous vehicles, critical infrastructures involving power grid and communications networks, and cloud services), but also algorithms and protocols for the Internet of Things, including smartphone based systems and applications.  

He pioneered research on optical burst switching (OBS) in 1997, and in addition, his work on integrated cellular and ad hoc relaying systems (iCAR) in 1999 is also recognized as the harbinger for today's push towards the convergence between heterogeneous wireless technologies, and has been featured in BusinessWeek and Wireless Europe, CBC and New Scientists.  

He has published extensively with an h-index of over 69 (according to Google Scholar). Several of his papers have received the best paper awards from IEEE and Joint ACM/IEEE venues. He also has 7 US patents and served as a consultant for several IT and Telecommunications companies since 2000. His research has been funded by two dozens of NSF grants and a number of major IT and telecommunications companies including Alcatel Research, Fujitsu Labs, Cisco, Google, NEC labs, Nokia Research, Nortel Networks, Sprint Advanced Technology Lab, and Telcordia.  

He has chaired and co-chaired a dozen of international conferences and workshops, and IEEE Technical Committees and Subcommittee. He has served on the editorial board for several leading IEEE journal. He was elected to IEEE Fellow for his contributions to optical and wireless network architectures and protocols.


  • PhD, Computer Science, University of Pittsburgh, 1993
  • BS, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, 1985