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I am an Assistant Professor with the Department of Computer Science (CS) at Missouri University of Science and Technology. I received my Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Northeastern University in 2019, under the supervision of Professor Tommaso Melodia. I also received my M.S. in Electrical Engineering from The State University of New York at Buffalo in 2014. I had previously received my B.S. in Information Science and Engineering and M.S. from Shandong University in 2008 and 2011. From 2011 to 2012 I was a software developer of Alcatel-Lucent Co. in Qingdao, China. I worked as a summer intern in Bell Labs and in IBM in 2014 and 2010, respectively. I direct the Wireless Networks and Intelligent Systems (WNIS) Lab at MST, with research interests in modeling, control and system design for next-generation intelligent wireless networks.
N. Cen, Z. Guan, T. Melodia, " Low-Power Multimedia Internet of Things through Compressed Sensing based Multi-view Video Streaming," submitted to IEEE Transactions on Mobilie Computing, under revision, 2018.
Z. Guan, N. Cen, T. Melodia, S. Pudlewski " Joint Power, Association and Flight Control for Massive-MIMO Self-Organizing Flying Drones," submitted to IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.
N. Cen, J. Jagannath, S. Simone, Z. Guan, T. Melodia, " LANET: Visible-Light Ad Hoc Networks," in Ad Hoc Networks (Elseier), 2018.
N. Cen, Z. Guan, T. Melodia, " Inter-view Motion Compensated Joint Decoding of Compressive-Sampled Multiview Video Streaming," in IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, vol. 19, no. 6, pp. 1117-1126, June 2017.
S. Pudlewski, N. Cen, Z. Guan, and T. Melodia, "Video Transmission over Lossy Wireless Networks: A Cross-layer Perspective," IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Signal Processing, in press 2014.
Research Interests: Visible-light networking, Internet-of-Things, 5G New Radio, Broadband Wireless networking, Wireless Multimedia Networks, Optimization, Protocol Design, AI for Wireless Networks