Min Song has been appointed the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Communications Society Director of Conference Operations for 2016-2017. The IEEE Communications Society promotes the advancement of science, technology and applications in communications and related disciplines. It fosters presentation and exchange of information among its members and the technical community throughout the world. The Society maintains the highest standard of professionalism and technical competency.
Min Song received a $221,797 NSF grant. The title of the project is The Ontology of Inter-Vehicle Networking with Spatio-Temporal Correlation and Spectrum Cognition. In this project, Min will investigate the fundamental understanding and challenges of inter-vehicle networking, including theoretical foundation and constraints in practice that enable such networks to achieve their performance limits. This is a 3-year collaborative project with NC State with a total budget of $495,414.
Min Song (CS) has received a $299,716 grant from the National Science Foundation for a research and development project titled, EAGER: NeTS: Under-Ice Mobile Networking: Exploratory Study of Network Cognition and Mobility Control. This is a two-year project.
Min Song, Chair of Computer Sciences Department and Director of the Institute of Computing and Cybersystems, chaired the 24th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN) held in Las Vegas in early August 2015. ICCCN is one of the leading international conferences for presenting novel ideas and fundamental advances in the fields of computer communications and networks. ICCCN serves to foster communication among researchers and practitioners with a common interest in improving communications and networking through scientific and technological innovation. Song was the panel chair of ICCCN 2014.
Michigan Tech recently established the Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC), a new research institute to promote research and learning experiences in the areas of mobile computing, cybersecurity, cyber physical systems, cyber human systems and computer systems. ICC is the research arm of the Alliance of Computing, Information and Automation (ACIA).
“The Institute of Computing and Cybersystems will be a focal point for research in computer-related areas, and fits well into the Michigan Tech model of research centers that reach across multiple academic boundaries,” says Dave Reed, Vice President for Research. “There has been some consolidation of existing research organizations on campus, and partly because of that I am optimistic that the ICC will achieve the critical mass necessary for major funding opportunities and external visibility.”
ICC is currently composed of three centers: Center of Mobile Computing and Cybersecurity (MCC), Center of Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) and Center of Cyber Human Systems (CHS). The Center for Computer Systems Research (CCSR) will be folded into ICC.
“The ICC will bring our faculty and students together to discover innovative new knowledge in the fields of computing and cybersystems, and will foster interdisciplinary collaborations and enable our faculty to develop multidisciplinary proposals which otherwise would not be possible,” says Min Song, ICC Founding Director and member of the ACIA Executive Committee. “ICC will improve ACIA external visibility and create a platform for broad sets of national and international collaborations to make valuable contributions to the field.”
Daniel Fuhrmann, chair of the ACIA Executive Committee says, “We stand at the dawn of the era of the Internet of Everything, where computers, sensors and networks play an ever-increasing role in all aspects of our lives. In order for Michigan Tech to remain a national leader as a technological university, it is critical that we have robust, visible programs in computer science and computer engineering and all engineering fields that are touched by computing. I am delighted that we have Min Song here to lead that effort and that he has pulled together the people to create this organization on campus.”
“One of the original goals of ACIA was to provide a means to leverage the research capabilities of individual faculty members and researchers in order to provide an opportunity to develop larger, interdisciplinary projects,” says James Frendewey, member of the ACIA Executive Committee. “The ICC will provide an effective structure to allow researchers within the alliance and across the university to develop competitive proposals and conduct significant research.”
ICC is authorized for five years through December 2020.
Min Song published a book titled “Spectrum Sharing for Wireless Communications” at Springer Briefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering. The book explains widely used opportunistic spectrum access and TV white space sharing, and four new technologies to significantly increase the efficiency of spectrum sharing.
Dr. Min Song gave the keynote talk at IEEE GlobalSIP 2014 on December 5. The talk is titled “A Transparent Spectrum Co-Access Protocol for Primary and Secondary Users.” In this talk, Dr. Song introduced a novel wireless network protocol, termed spectrum co-access protocol (SCAP), for secondary users to transparently and simultaneously access the spectrum with primary users. SCAP enables mutually beneficial coexistence between primary user network and secondary user network. More details can be found at http://www.ieeeglobalsip.org/symposium/all-keynotes.html.
Dr. Min Song, new chair of the Department of Computer Science and former program director at NSF, will hold a research seminar on Monday, November 24th from 11:00am – Noon in 101 Rekhi. The talk will first explore the critical elements that could strengthen a research proposal and then illustrate a list of typical mistakes that PIs make. At the end of the presentation, samples of programs in the area of computer information science and engineering will be discussed.