Biography

Lingjie Duan is an Associate Professor with Tenure in the Engineering Systems and Design Pillar at Singapore University of Technology and Design since 2019/6.  He received Ph.D. degree in Information Engineering from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2012. During 2011, he was a visiting scholar in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at University of California at Berkeley. Note that in 2017 Clarivate ranked SUTD as the fifth-most influential scientific research institution in telecommunications.

Lingjie Duan has been actively working and contributing to the interdisciplinary research field combining telecommunication networks and microeconomics. He has used optimisation theory and game theory extensively as both modeling languages and solution tools to study the cooperative or competitive interplay among various parties in communications and networking. He received 2016 SUTD Excellence in Research Award, and in 2015 he received the 10th IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award. He was also the Finalist of Hong Kong Young Scientist Award 2014 under Engineering Science track. He has many highly-cited top engineering and business publications, and his works on network economics attract ever-increasing attention from academia and industry. Among his recent publications, 5 journal papers were classified as ESI Highly Cited Papers (one during 2014-2015, one during 2015-2016, two in 2017, and one in 2018) by the ISI Essential Science Indicator on Web of Science. He is an Editor of both IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (TWC) and IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (COMST). He is also in a SWAT team member on the Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. He also serves as Guest Editor of IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC) and IEEE Wireless Communications magazine. He also serves as the Co-Chair of Cognitive Radio and Networks Symposium of IEEE ICC 2019, the Workshop Co-Chair of IEEE WiOPT 2018, the Co-Chair of VTC 2017 Future Trends and Emerging Technologies track, the Program Co-Chair of IEEE INFOCOM’2014 GCCCN Workshop, ICCS’2014 special session on Economic Theory and Communication Networks,  the Wireless Communication Systems Symposium of IEEE ICCC 2015, the GCNC Symposium of IEEE ICNC 2016, and IEEE INFOCOM’2016 GSNC Workshop. He is also the Publicity Co-chair of IEEE WCNC 2017. He is a technical program committee (TPC) member of many leading conferences in communications and networking (e.g., ACM MobiHoc, IEEE INFOCOM, SECON, ICC, GLOBECOM and WCNC). He is a Senior Member of IEEE.

Experiences

  • Associate Professor, Engineering Systems and Design Pillar, Singapore University of Technology and Design, 2019/6-
  • Assistant Professor, Engineering Systems and Design Pillar, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), 2012/8 – 2019/5.
  • Ph.D., Department of Information Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), 2012
  • Visiting Scholar, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California at Berkeley (UC Berkeley), 2011

Research Interests

  • Network Economics and Game Theory (Click to understand more)
  • Resource Allocation and Network Optimisation
  • Cognitive Communications and Cooperative Networking
  • Energy Harvesting and Wireless Power Transfer
  • Wireless and Network Security

Journal Editorship

Research Awards and Grants

  • 2016 SUTD Excellence in Research Award, SUTD, Jan. 2017.
  • 2017 SUTD Long Service Award, SUTD, Jan. 2018.
  • 10th IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award, IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc), 2015.
  • Hong Kong Young Scientist Award 2014 (Finalist in Engineering Science), Hong Kong Institution of Science, 2014.
  • PI, “Theory and Methods for User-Provided Wireless Markets over Complex Networks,” MOE Tier 2 Grant, SG$0.442 million , 2016-
  • PI, “Proactive information surveillance in wireless networks,” Seed Project under Temasek Laboratories, 2016 –
  • Track PI, “CISDeM: Cross-functional Information Systems for Decision Making,” Ministry of Defence, Singapore, SG$ 4.67 Million, 2014 – 2017.
  • Co-PI, “Advancing Security of Public Infrastructure using Resilience and Economics,” National Research Foundation (NRF), SG$ 5.3 Million, 2015-2019.
  • PI, “Green Wireless Networks with Energy and Communication Cooperation,” SUTD-ZJU Joint Collaboration Grant (Project no.: ZJUR 041407), Feb. 2015 – Jan. 2018.
  • Co-PI, “Cognitive Small Cells for Self-Organizing Networks,” SUTD-MIT International Design Center Grant (Project no.: IDSF1200106OH), Jan. 2013 – Jan. 2016.
  • PI, “Incentive Mechanism Design for Cognitive Radio Networks,” SUTD Start-up Research Grant (Project no.: SRG ESD 2012 042), Sept. 2012 – Sept. 2015
  • CUHK Global Scholarship for Research Excellence – CNOOC Grants, 2011

Members of Network Economics & Optimization Lab, NEOL [Click to see more NEOL group photos]

  • Dr. Zhe Wang, (PhD from University of New South Wales), Postdoc research fellow, Engineering Systems and Design Pillar, SUTD, 2014/9 – 2015/9 and 2017/2 – present.
  • Dr. Haiyang Zhang (PhD from Southeast University), Postdoctoral fellow, Engineering Systems and Design Pillar, SUTD, 2017/4-
  • Dr. Xiao Zhang (PhD from City University of Hong Kong), Postdoc research fellow, Engineering Systems and Design Pillar, SUTD, 2016/11-
  • Dr. Xuehe Wang (PhD from Nanyang Technological University), Postdoc research fellow, Engineering Systems and Design Pillar, SUTD, 2015/7-
  • Dr. Pan Lai (PhD from Nanyang Technological University), Postdoc research fellow, Engineering Systems and Design Pillar, SUTD, 2015/9-
  • Shu Hong (Bachelor from Southeast University), PhD student, Engineering Systems and Design Pillar, SUTD, 2018/9-
  • Shuqin Gao (Master from Shanghai Jiao Tong University), PhD student, Engineering Systems and Design Pillar, SUTD, 2017/9-  [Co-supervised by Costas Courcoubetis]
  • Shugang Hao (Bechelor from South China University of Technology), PhD student, Engineering Systems and Design Pillar, SUTD, 2017/9-
  • Yitao Han (Bachelor from Zhejiang University), SUTD-NUS Joint PhD student, 2016/9-
  • Xinping Xu, (Bachelor from Nanjing University), PhD student, Engineering Systems and Design Pillar, SUTD, 2015/9-
  • Yunpeng Li, (Bachelor from Zhejiang University), PhD student, Engineering Systems and Design Pillar, SUTD, 2014/9 – [Now visiting student at MIT co-supervised by Prof. John Tsitsiklis]

Alumni and Visitors of Network Economics & Optimization Lab

  • Dr. Jie Xu, (PhD from University of Science and Technology of China), Postdoc research fellow, Engineering Systems and Design Pillar, SUTD, 2015/2 – 2016/2. (青年千人) [Now Full Professor at Guangdong University of Technology]
  • Dr. Yu-Pin Hsu, (PhD from Texas A&M University), MIT-SUTD Joint Postdoctoral Research Fellow, [Jointly supervised by Prof. Eytan Modiano at MIT], 2014/10 – 2016/10. [Now Assistant Professor at National Taipei University]
  • Dr. Wang Feng (PhD from Fudan University), Postdoc research fellow, Engineering Systems and Design Pillar, SUTD, 2017.
  • Changkun Jiang, PhD student (co-supervised with Prof. Jianwei Huang), Department of Information Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2012/8 – 2017/6. [Now Assistant Professor at Shenzhen University]
  • Yinghao Guo, PhD student (Co-instructed with Prof. Rui Zhang), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, 2012/8 – 2016/6.
  • Harivina Gunnaasankaraan (PhD from University of New Castle), Engineering Systems and Design Pillar, SUTD, 2016/11- 2017/10.
  • Linda Her, (Master from Texas A&M University), Research Assistant, 2014/9-2015/9.
  • Hyojung Lee, visiting PhD student (co-supervised with Prof. Yung Yi), Department of Electrical Engineering, KAIST, 2015/9-2016/2.
  • Shijie Cai, visiting PhD student (co-supervised with Prof. Jing Wang), Department of Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2013/12 – 2014/5.
  • Dr. Yueling Che, (PhD from Nanyang Technological University), Postdoc research fellow, Engineering Systems and Design Pillar, SUTD, 2013/8 – 2016/8. [Now Assistant Professor at Shenzhen University]
  • Dr. Shimin Gong, (PhD from Nanyang Technological University), Postdoc research fellow, Engineering Systems and Design Pillar, SUTD, 2014/2 – 2014/8. [Now Associate Professor at Sun Yat-Sen University]
  • Dr. Shengming Cai, (PhD from Nanyang Technological University), Research assistant, Engineering Systems and Design Pillar, SUTD, 2013/12 – 2014/8. [Now at Huawei]
  • Dr. George Iosifidis, visiting scholar, Department of Computer and Communications Engineering, University of Thessaly (UTH) and CERTH, Greece, 2013/5 – 2013/6. [Now Assistant Professor at Trinity College Dublin]
  • Dr. Quansheng Guan, visiting scholar, School of Electronic and Information, South China University of Technology, 2013/6 – 2013/8. [Now Full Professor at South China University of Technology]
  • Jianping He, visiting PhD student (Co-supervised with Prof. Jiming Chen), State Key Lab of Industrial Control Technology, Department of Control, Zhejiang University, 2013/7 – 2013/9. [Now Associate Professor at Shanghai Jiaotong University]
  • Yanjiao Chen, visiting PhD student (co-supervised with Prof. Qian Zhang), Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2013/1 – 2013/6. [Now Full Professor at Wuhan University]

Selected Publications (Google Scholar) [Click HERE to view a quick summary] [My CV can be downloaded HERE.]

Mobile Crowdsourcing

  • Z. Wang, L. Duan, and R. Zhang, “Adaptive Deployment for UAV-Aided Communication Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, forthcoming. [Online]. Available: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1812.03267.pdf
  • X. Wang and L. Duan, “Economic Analysis of Rollover and Shared Data Plans,” IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, forthcoming. [Online]. Available: https://arxiv.org/abs/1904.07970
  • X. Wang and L. Duan, “Dynamic pricing for controlling age of information,” to appear in 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), 2019. [Online]. Available: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1904.01185.pdf and [ONLINE POSTER HERE]
  • S. Hao and L. Duan, “Economics of Age of Information Management under Network Externalities,” to appear in the Twentieth International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (ACM MobiHoc), 2019. (Acceptance Rate: 23.7%). [Online]. Available: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1904.01841.pdf  and [ONLINE SLIDES HERE]
  • L. Duan, B. Li, M. Minming, and X. Xu (corresponding author), “Heterogeneous two-facility location games with minimum distance requirement,” to appear in AAMAS 2019 Conference (full paper). (Acceptance rate: 24%). [Online Technical Report].
  • X. Wang and L. Duan, “Dynamic pricing and capacity allocation of UAV-provided mobile services,” to appear in INFOCOM 2019 Conference. (Acceptance rate: 19.7%). [Online Tech Report] and [ONLINE SLIDES HERE]
  • Y. Li, C. Courcoubetis, and L. Duan, “Recommending paths: Follow or not follow?” to appear in INFOCOM 2019 Conference. (Acceptance rate: 19.7%). [Online Tech Report] and [ONLINE SLIDES HERE]
  • Y. Li, C. Courcoubetis, L. Duan, and R. Weber, “Optimal pricing for a peer-to-peer sharing platform under network externalities,” in Proc. NetEcon workshop, 2018.
  • L. Wang, Y. L. Che, J. Long, L. Duan and K. Wu, “Multiple Access mmWave Design for UAV-aided 5G Communications,” to appear in IEEE Wireless Communications.
  • X. Wang and L. Duan, “Economics of UAV-provided Mobile Services,” in Proc. NetEcon workshop, 2018. (Copyright held by authors.) [Online Tech Report]
  • F. Wang, L. Duan, and J. Niu, “Optimal Pricing of User-Initiated Data-Plan Sharing in a Roaming Market,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, forthcoming. [Online]. Available: https://arxiv.org/abs/1712.06236
  • X. Wang, L. Duan, and J. Zhang, “Mobile Social Services with Network Externality: From Separate Pricing to Bundled Pricing,” IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, forthcoming. [Online]. Available: https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.07496
  • X. Xu, L. Duan, and M. Li, “UAV Placement Games for Optimal Wireless Service Provision,” in IEEE WiOPT, 2018. [Online Tech Report].
  • X. Zhang and L. Duan, “Fast deployment of UAV networks for optimal wireless coverage,” IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, forthcoming. [Online]. Available: https://arxiv.org/abs/1710.05616
  • Y.P. Hsu and L. Duan, “To motivate social grouping in wireless networks,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, forthcoming. [Online]. Available: http://arxiv.org/abs/1511.01795
  • F. Gu, J. Niu, and L. Duan, “WAIPO: A fusion-based collaborative indoor localization system on smartphones,” IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, forthcoming.
  • C. Jiang, L. Gao, L. Duan, and J. Huang, “Scalable Mobile Crowdsensing via Peer-to-Peer Data Sharing,” IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, forthcoming. [Online]. Available: https://arxiv.org/abs/1705.05343
  • Y. Chen, L. Duan, and Q. Zhang, “Financial analysis of network deployment,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, forthcoming.
  • Y. Li, C. Courcoubetis, and L. Duan, “Dynamic routing for social information sharing,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, forthcoming. [Online]. Available: https://arxiv.org/abs/1608.03397 You can also find [Slide Online].
  • X. Wang, L. Duan, and R. Zhang, “User-initiated data plan trading via a personal hotspot market,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, forthcoming. [Online].
  • L. Duan, L. Huang, C. Langbort, A. Pozdnukhov, J. Walrand, and L. Zhang, “(Editorial)Human-in-the-loop mobile networks: A survey of recent advancements,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, forthcoming.
  • Y. Guo, L. Duan, and R. Zhang, “Cooperative local caching under heterogeneous file preferences,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, forthcoming. [Online]. Available: http://arxiv.org/abs/1510.04516
  • Y.-P. Hsu, E. Modiano, and L. Duan, “Age of Information: Design and Analysis of Optimal Scheduling Algorithms,” to appear in ISIT 2017.
  • C. Jiang, L. Gao, L. Duan, and J. Huang, “Data-centric mobile crowdsensing,” IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, forthcoming. [Online]. Available: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1705.06055.pdf
  • X. Gong, L. Duan, X. Chen, and J. Zhang, “When social network effect meets congestion effect in wireless networks: Data usage equilibrium and optimal pricing,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, forthcoming. [Online].
  • H. Lee, L. Duan, and Y. Yi, “On the competition of CDN companies: Impact of new telco-CDNs’ federation,” in Proc. IEEE WiOpt 2016 Conference.
  • Y. Guo, L. Duan, and R. Zhang, “Optimal pricing and load sharing for energy saving with communications cooperation,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (TWC), vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 951-964, 2016. [Online]. http://arxiv.org/pdf/1409.8402.pdf
  • X. Gong, L. Duan, and X. Chen, “When network effect meets congestion effect: Leveraging social services for wireless service,” in Proc. of ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc’15), 2015. [Acceptance rate: 14.8%]
  • L. Duan, J. Huang, and B. Shou, “Pricing for local and global WiFi markets,” IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 14, no. 5, pp. 1056-1070, 2015. [Online]. Available: http://arxiv.org/abs/1407.4355
  • L. Duan, T. Kubo, K. Sugiyama, J. Huang, T. Hasegawa, and J. Walrand, “Motivating smartphone collaboration in data acquisition and distributed computing,” IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 13, no. 10, pp. 2320-2333, Oct. 2014.
  • L. Duan, J. Huang, and B. Shou, “Optimal pricing for local and global WiFi markets,” accepted by Proc. of The 32nd IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM’13). [Acceptance Rate: 17%].
  • L. Duan, J. Huang, and J. Walrand, “Economic analysis of 4G network upgrade,” accepted by Proc. of The 32nd IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM’13). [Acceptance Rate: 17%]. This work was presented as an invited talk at 2012 IEEE Communication Theory Workshop (CTW).
  • L. Duan, T. Kubo, K. Sugiyama, J. Huang, T. Hasegawa, and J. Walrand, “Incentive mechanisms for smartphone collaboration in data acquisition and distributed computing,” in Proc. of the 31st IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM’12), Orlando, Florida, US, Mar. 2012. [Acceptance Rate: 17.9%].

Energy Harvesting and Green Network Management  

  • H. Kim, H. Lee, L. Duan, and I. Lee, “Sum-rate maximization methods for wireless powered communication networks in interference channel,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, forthcoming.
  • J. Xu, L. Duan, and R. Zhang, “Cost-aware cellular networks powered by smart grid and energy harvesting,” in the chapter of Key Technologies for 5G Wireless Systems, Cambridge University Press, 2016.
  • J. Xu, L. Duan, and R. Zhang, “Energy Group-Buying with Loading Sharing for Green Cellular Networks,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), forthcoming. [Online]. http://arxiv.org/abs/1508.06093
  • K. Li, W. Ni, L. Duan, M. Abolhasan, and J. Niu, “Wireless power transfer and data collection in wireless sensor networks,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, forthcoming. [Online Report].
  • Y. Che, L. Duan, and R. Zhang, “Dynamic Base Station Operation in Large-Scale Green Cellular Networks”, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), forthcoming. [Online]. Available: http://arxiv.org/abs/1512.07469 
  • S. Cai, Y. Che, L. Duan, J. Wang, S. Zhou, and R. Zhang, “Green heterogeneous networks through dynamic small-cell operation,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), forthcoming. [Online]. http://arxiv.org/pdf/1601.01453v1.pdf [An ESI Highly Cited Paper]
  • Y. L. Che, L. Duan, and R. Zhang, “Spatial throughput maximization of wireless powered communication networks,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), vol. 33, no. 8, pp. 1534-1548, 2015. [Online]. http://arxiv.org/abs/1409.3107
    [An ESI Highly Cited Paper during 2015–2016. Ranked #8 of 601 papers published in JSAC since 2015, according to the citation data from Web of Science on 2017/6/16.]
  • Z. Wang, L. Duan, and R. Zhang, “Adaptively directional wireless power transfer for large-scale sensor networks,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), forthcoming. [Online]. http://arxiv.org/abs/1509.01353
  • S. Gong, L. Duan, and N. Gautam, “Optimal scheduling and beamforming design in relay networks with energy harvesting constraints,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (TWC), forthcoming.
  • Y. Che, J. Xu, L. Duan, and R. Zhang, “Multi-antenna wireless powered communication with co-channel energy and information transfer,” IEEE Communications Letters, forthcoming.
  • J. Xu, L. Duan, and R. Zhang, “Cost-aware green cellular networks with energy and communication cooperation,” IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 13, no. 5, pp. 257-263, 2015. [Online]. http://arxiv.org/abs/1411.4139
    [An ESI Highly Cited Paper in 2017 (data from Web of Science).]
  • S. Gong, L. Duan, and P. Wang, “Robust optimization of cognitive radio networks powered by energy harvesting,” to appear in Proc. of The 34th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM’15). [Acceptance Rate: 19%].
  • Y. Guo, J. Xu, L. Duan, R. Zhang, “Joint energy and spectrum cooperation for cellular communication systems,” IEEE Transactions on Communications (TCOM), vol. 62, no. 10, pp. 3678-3691, 2014. Available: http://arxiv.org/abs/1312.1756
    [Ranked #32 of 1331 papers published in TCOM since 2014, according to the citation data from Web of Science on 2017/6/16.]

Wireless Surveillance and Security 

Spectrum Trading and Management 

More publications can be found in Publications

 

 

Research Openings

Multiple research positions are now available in my group:

  • PhD Students
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellows
  • MIT-SUTD Joint Postdoc
  • Visiting PhD Students
  • Visiting Scholars

Please click on Openings for details.

Current Collaborations

  • Prof. Eytan Modiano (MIT)
  • Prof. Jean Walrand (UC Berkley)
  • Prof. Kang G. Shin (U Michigan)
  • Prof. Qian Zhang (HKUST)
  • Prof. Jianwei Huang (CUHK)
  • Prof. Costas Courcoubetis (SUTD)
  • Prof. Rui Zhang (NUS)
  • Prof. Junshan Zhang (ASU)
  • Prof. Gautam Natarajan (TAMU)
  • Prof. Biying Shou (CityU)
  • Dr. Alex W. Min (Intel Labs, US)
  • Dr. Teruyuki Hasegawa (KDDI R&D Labs Japan)

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