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.


Z.J. Haas and Tara Small, A New Networking Model for Biological Applications of Ad Hoc Sensor Networks, ACM/IEEE Transactions on Networking, vol.14, no.1, February 2006, pp.27-40 2006 - Publication
Ben Liang and Zygmunt J. Haas, Hybrid Routing in Ad Hoc Networks with Dynamic Virtual Backbone, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 5, no. 6, June 2006, pp.1392-1405 2006 - Publication
J. Deng, Y.S. Han, Z.J. Haas, Analyzing Split Channel Medium Access Control Schemes, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol.5, no.5, May 2006, pp.967-971 2006 - Publication
Z.J. Haas, J.Y. Halpern, and E.L. Li, Gossip-based Ad Hoc Routing, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol.14, no.3, June 2006, pp.479-491 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.