Douglas S. Chan

Visiting Researcher Scholar
Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of California, Berkeley

Email: douglas.chan [at] ieee.org


Biographical Sketch

Douglas S. Chan received his B.A.Sc. degree in electrical engineering (EE) from Queen's University in Canada. He received from Cornell University the M.Eng. degree in EE in 2001 and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering (ECE) with minor in applied mathematics in Jan 2006.

Since 2014, Doug has been a Visiting Research Scholar in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley, where his work is affiliated with the Swarm Lab and Berkeley Wireless Research Center. Prior to that (2006-2014), Doug was a Technical Leader at Cisco Systems' Wireless Networking Business Unit and his work included R&D on wireless LAN products and their standardizations. Later at Cisco, Doug was a member of Cisco Advanced Architecture and Research (now Cisco Enterprise Networking Labs) where he investigated emerging paradigms like fog computing, data analytics, and Internet of Things.

Before Cornell (1998-2000), Doug was a Software Engineer with the IBM Toronto Lab, where he developed enterprise-scaled applications for database access, distributed computing and network management. Doug also had various internships in the wireless industry: Hong Kong Telecom CSL (Mobile Networks: Radio Planning); Texas Instruments (Communications Systems Lab); and Symbol Technologies (Corporate R&D). In 2006 (Jan-May), he was a Visiting Scientist with the School of ECE at Cornell University.

Doug is a Senior Member of IEEE and a licensed professional engineer (P.Eng.) of Ontario, Canada. He was elected as the Secretary for the IEEE Signal Processing Society Santa Clara Valley chapter for 2007-2009. Doug has also received recognitions from the IEEE Standards Association on his contributions to the 802.11n and 802.11y wireless LAN standards.


Research Areas

  • Multiple access in communication networks
    • Multiaccess theory and multiuser information theory
    • Cross-layer design of network systems
    • Radio resource management for wireless systems
  • Physical layer techniques for wireless channels
    • MIMO-OFDM-based wireless physical layers
    • Single-user and multi-user MIMO beamforming
  • Industry standards for WPANs, WLANs and WMANs
    • IEEE 802 and mobile cellular standards
  • Applications of data analytics and machine learning
  • Financial markets modeling
  • Video source encoding and compression
    • Wireless video on mobile devices
    • Video quality assessment
  • Applications of network coding and rateless codes

Contributions

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