Zygmunt J. Haas

Zygmunt J. Haas

Distinguished Chair in Computer Science
Professor - Computer Science

Zygmunt J. Haas (IEEE Fellow; ACM Fellow) received his Ph.D. degree from Stanford University in 1988. From 1988 to 1995, he was with AT&T Bell Laboratories. From 1995 to 2013, he was a Tenured Full Professor at the School of ECE at Cornell University. Since 2013, he is with UTD.

ECCS 4.405

Currently accepting graduate students

Tags: Computer Science Electrical Engineering Computer Engineering

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Electrical Engineering
Stanford University - 1988

Research Areas

Research Interests and Activities
The goal of my research is the proliferation of wireless and mobile communication, so as to allow ubiquitous, multi-media access to information and services by mobile and stationary users. My research interests concentrate on two fields: Wireless Communications and Mobile Systems, and Biologically-inspired Complex Systems and Networks. In the context of the Wireless Communications and Mobile System topic, I am interested in studying (a) novel protocols for information dissemination in ad hoc and sensor networks, and (b) the effects of mobility on protocol design and on the optimal distribution of processing in distributed systems. In the context of Biologically-inspired Complex Systems and Networks, I am interested in stochastic modeling of complex systems based on incomplete observation of the behavior of such systems.


Zygmunt J. Haas, Lin Yang, Meng-Ling Liu, Qiao Li, and Fangxin Li, Current Challenges and Approaches in Securing Communications for Sensors and Actuators, Chapter 17 in the Art of Wireless Sensor Networks, H.M. Ammari, ed., Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2014, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-40009-7_17 2014 - Publication
M. Elhawary and Z.J. Haas, Energy-Efficient Protocol for Cooperative Transmission, IEEE Transactions on Networking, vol. 19, no.2, April 2011, DOI: 10.1109/TNET.2010.2089803 2011 - Publication
M.Z. Chawdhury, Y.M. Jang, and Z.J. Haas, Cost-Effective Frequency Planning for Capacity Enhancement of Femtocellular Networks, Wireless Personal Communications, Springer Science, March 2, 2011, DOI: 10.1007/s11277-011-0258y 2011 - Publication
M.Z. Chawdhury, Y.M. Jang, and Z.J. Haas, Call Admission Control based on Adaptive Allocation for Wireless Networks, under journal consideration, 2011 2011 - Publication
C. Garcia-Costa, E. Egea-Lopez, J. Tomas-Gabarron, J. Garcia-Haro, Z.J. Haas, A stochastic model for chain collisions of vehicles equipped with vehicular communications, accepted for publications in the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2011 2011 - Publication
G.Y. Lee and Z.J. Haas, Simple, Practical, and Effective Opportunistic Routing for Short-haul Multi-hop Wireless Networks, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 2011, DOI: 10.1109/TWC.2011.11.101713 2011 - Publication
F. Losilla, A.-J. Garcia-Sanchez, F. Garcia-Sanchez, J. Garcia-Haro, and Z.J. Haas, A Comprehensive Approach to WSN-based ITS Applications: A Survey, Sensors 2011, 11, 10220-10265, October 28, 2011, doi:10.3390/s111110220 2011 - Publication
M.Z. Chowdhury, Y.M. Jang, and Z.J. Haas, Network Evolution and QoS Provisioning for Integrated Femtocell/Macrocell Networks, International Journal of Wireless & Mobile Networks (IJWMN), August 2010 (.pdf) 2010 - Publication

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Selected Awards and Honors

News Articles

Jonsson School Professors Named Fellows of National Tech Groups
Jonsson School Professors Named Fellows of National Tech Groups Two Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science professors at The University of Texas at Dallas have received top honors from professional technology organizations for outstanding achievements in their fields.
Two Papers Considered Classic by Google Scholar
The work of two Jonsson School professors made it onto Google Scholar’s list of classic papers, a collection that showcases highly-cited papers that have stood the test of time. Google lists the ten most-cited articles that were published ten years prior in different research areas; the first release of classic papers consists of articles that were published in 2006.
Dr. Mark W. Spong’s paper with a postdoctoral student, “Passive bilateral teleoperation with constant time delay,” made the list of the ten most-cited paper in robotics. Spong, holder of the Excellence in Education Chair, directs the Laboratory for Autonomous Robotics and Systems (LARS). And Haas, holder of the Distinguished Chair in Computer Science, directs the Wireless Networks Lab.