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.


G.Y. Lee, Y. Lee, and Z.J. Haas, Hybrid Location-Update Scheme for Mobile Networks, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 58, no. 1, January 2009, pp. 338-348 2009 - Publication
E.Y. Hua and Z.J. Haas, An Algorithm for Prediction of Link Lifetime in MANET Based on Unscented Kalman Filter, IEEE Communications Letters, vol.13, no.10, October 2009, pp. 782-784 2009 - Publication
J. Jeong and Z.J. Haas, Predeployed Secure Key Distribution Mechanism in Sensor Networks: Current State-of-the-Art and a New Approach Using Time Information," IEEE Wireless Communication, August 2008, pp. 42-51 2008 - Publication
J. Oh and Z.J. Haas, A Scheme for Location-Based Internet Broadcasting and Its Applications, IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 45, no. 11, November 2007, pp. 136-141, DOI: 10.1109/MCOM.2007.4378333 2007 - Publication
Z.J. Haas and T. Small, Quality of Service and Capacity in Constrained Intermittent-Connectivity Networks, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol.6, no.7, July 2007, pp. 803-814, DOI: 10.1109/TMC.2007.1033 2007 - Publication
Z.J. Haas and R. Barr, Density-Independent, Scalable Search in Ad Hoc Networks, Springer International Journal of Wireless Information Networks, special issue on PIMRC 2005, vol. 14, no. 2, June 2007, pp. 93-105 2007 - Publication
Z. Wang, R.J. Thomas, and Z.J. Haas, Performance comparison of Bluetooth Scatternet formation protocols for multi-hop networks, on-line Springer Wireless Networks (WINET) journal, 2007, DOI: 10.1007/s11276-007-0036-7 2007 - Publication
J. Jeong and Z.J. Haas, An Integrated Security Framework for Open Wireless Networking Architecture, IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, special issue on Technologies On Future Converged Wireless And Mobility Platform, vol.14, no.2, April 2007, pp.10-18, DOI: 10.1109/MWC.2007.358959 2007 - Publication
O. Arpacioglu and Z.J. Haas, On the Scalability and Capacity of Single-User-Detection Based Wireless Networks with Isotropic Antennas, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol.6, no.1, January 2007, pp.8-15 2007 - Publication
P. Papadimitratos and Z.J. Haas, Securing Data Communication in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, IEEE Journal on Selected Issues in Communications (JSAC), special issue on Security in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks, vol.24, no.2, February 2006, pp.343-356 2006 - 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.