Zygmunt Haas

Distinguished Chair in Computer Science
Professor - Computer Science
Tags: Computer Science Electrical Engineering Computer Engineering

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Electrical Engineering
Stanford University - 1988
M.S. - Electrical Engineering
Tel Aviv University - 1985
B.S. - Electrical Engineering
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology - 1979

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
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. 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. 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, Call Admission Control based on Adaptive Allocation for Wireless Networks, under journal consideration, 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
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
J. Oh and Z.J. Haas, Personal Environment Service based on the Integration of Mobile Communications and Wireless Personal Area Networks, IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 48, no. 6, June 2010, pp. 66 - 72 DOI: 10.1109/MCOM.2010.5473866 2010 - 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
Z. Wang, R.J. Thomas, and Z.J. Haas, Performance comparison of Bluetooth Scatternet formation protocols for multi-hop networks, Springer Wireless Networks (WINET), Volume 15, Number 2 / February, 2009, pp. 209-226 2009 - Publication

Additional Information

Selected Awards and Honors
  • 2012 IEEE ComSoc WTC Recognition Award (the award recognizes individuals for "outstanding technical contributions in the field for his service to the scientific and engineering communities) (IEEE Globecom 2012) 2012
  • Best Paper Award for the paper "Collaborating with Correlation for Energy Efficient WSN" (First ACM Annual International Workshop on Mission-oriented Wireless Sensor Networking (ACM MiSeNet 2012) in conjunction with ACM MobiCom 2012) 2012
  • IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, Scandinavian Countries 2009
  • Elevation to IEEE Fellow 2007
  • IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, Australia 2005

News Articles

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.