Zhi Sun


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Zhi Sun


Zhi Sun


Specialty/Research Focus

Wireless communications and networking, especially wireless communications in extreme environments; wireless sensor networks; wireless underground networks; wireless intra-body networks; cyber physical systems

Contact Information

218 Davis Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260

Phone: (716) 645-1608


Biography Publications Teaching Research

Selected Publications

Journal Publications

  • Z. Li, S. Desai, V. D Sudev, P. Wang, J. Han, and Z. Sun, "Underwater Cooperative MIMO Communications using Hybrid Acoustic and Magnetic Induction Technique", submitted for journal publication. 
  • S. Balakrishnan, S. Gupta, A. Bhuyan, P. Wang, D. Koutsonikolas, and Z. Sun, "Physical Layer Identification based on Spatial-temporal Beam Features for Millimeter Wave Wireless Networks", to appear in IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, 2020. 
  • X. Tan, Z. Sun, P. wang, and Y. Sun, "Environment-Aware Localization for Wireless Sensor Networks using Magnetic Induction", Ad Hoc Networks Journal (Elsevier), Vol. 98, March 2020. 
  • J. Zhang, S. Rajendran, Z. Sun, R. Woods, and L. Hanzo, "Physical Layer Security for the Internet of Things: Authentication and Key Generation", IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, Vol. 26, No. 5, pp. 92-98, October 2019. 
  • S. Balakrishnan, P. Wang, A. Bhuyan, and Z. Sun, "Modeling and Analysis of Eavesdropping Attack in 802.11ad mmWave Wireless Networks", IEEE Access, pp. 70355-70370, May 2019. 
  • G Liu, Z Sun, and T Jiang, "Joint Time and Energy Allocation for QoS-Aware Throughput Maximization in MIMO-based Wireless Powered Underground Sensor Networks", IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 67, No. 2, pp.1400-1412, February 2019. 
  • S. Saha, Y. Ghasempour, M. Haider, T. Siddiqui, P. Melo, N. Somanchi, L. Zakrajsek, A. Singh, O. Torres, D. Uvaydov, J. Jornet, E. Knightly, D. Koutsonikolas, D. Pados, and Z. Sun, "X60: A Programmable Testbed for Wideband 60 GHz WLANs with Phased Arrays", Elsevier Computer Communications, pp. 77-88, January 2019. 
  • R. Chen, Y. Sun, Y. Chen, X. Zhang, S. Li, and Z. Sun, "Energy Efficiency Analysis of Bidirectional Wireless Information and Power Transfer for Cooperative Sensor Networks", IEEE Access, December 2018. 
  • J. Gao, N. Zhang, D. Ji, H. Song, Y. Liu, L. Zhou, Z. Sun, J. M. Jornet, A. C Thompson, R L. Collins, Y. Song, S. Jiang, and Q. Gan, "Superabsorbing Metasurfaces with Hybrid Ag–Au Nanostructures for Surface‐Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Sensing of Drugs and Chemicals", Small Methods, 2018. 
  • H. Guo, J. M. Jornet, Q. Gan, and Z. Sun, "Cooperative Raman Spectroscopy for Real-time In Vivo Nano-biosensing", IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience, Vol. 16, No. 7, pp. 571-584, October 2017.

Conference Proceedings

  • Z. Li, Z. Sun, T. Singh, and E. Oware, "Large Range Soil Moisture Sensing for Inhomogeneous Environment using Magnetic Induction networks", in Proc. IEEE Globecom 2019, Waikoloa, USA, December 2019. 
  • H. Hu, Z. Sun, and L. Su, " On Influencing Factors in Human Activity Recognition using Wireless Networks", in Proc. IEEE Globecom 2019, Waikoloa, USA, December 2019. 
  • X. Tian, Z. Wang, H. Li, M. Li, and Z. Sun, "Secure Hybrid Beamforming with Low-Resolution Phase Shifters in mmWave MIMO Systems", in Proc. IEEE Globecom 2019, Waikoloa, USA, December 2019. 
  • S. Balakrishnan, P. Wang, A. Bhuyan, and Z. Sun, "Impact analysis of mobility on physical layer security of mmWave networks", in Proc. Resilience Week 2019 Symposium, San Antonio, USA, November 2019. 
  • Q. Ren, Y. Sun, S. Li, L. Zhang, and Z. Sun, "On Connectivity of Wireless Underwater Sensor Networks Using MI-assisted Acoustic Distributed Beamforming", in Proc. ACM WUWNet 2019, Atlanta, USA, Octobor 2019. 
  • H. Guo and Z. Sun, "Inter-Media Backscatter Communications with Magnetic Induction", in Proc. IEEE ICC 2019, Shanghai, China, May 2019. 
  • H. Guo, Z. Sun, and P. Wang, "On Reliability of Underwater Magnetic Induction Communications with Tri-Axis Coils", in Proc. IEEE ICC 2019, Shanghai, China, May 2019. 
  • T. Zheng, Z. Sun, and K. Ren, "FID: Function Modeling-based Data-Independent and Channel-Robust Physical-Layer Identification", in Proc. IEEE Infocom 2019, Paris, France, May 2019. 
  • S. Desai, V. Sudev, X. Tan, P. Wang, and Z. Sun, "Enabling Underwater Acoustic Cooperative MIMO Systems by Metamaterial-Enhanced Magnetic Induction", in Proc. IEEE WCNC 2019, Marrakech, Morocco, April 2019. 
  • Z. Li and Z. Sun, "Antenna System Optimization for Active Metamaterial-enhanced Magnetic Induction Communications", in Proc. EuCAP 2019, Krakow, Poland, March 2019.