Victor Leung

Professors Emeriti
BASc and Ph.D (UBC)

Office: KAIS 4013
Phone: (604) 822-6932
Fax: (604) 822-5949



Victor C. M. Leung received the BASc (Hons.) in electrical engineering from the UBC in 1977, and was awarded the APEBC Gold Medal as the head of the graduating class in the Faculty of Applied Science. He attended graduate school at UBC on a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship and completed his PhD in electrical engineering in 1981. He returned to UBC as a faculty member in 1989, where he is currently a Professor and the inaugural holder of the TELUS Mobility Industrial Research Chair in Advanced Telecommunications Engineering. His research interests are in the areas of architectural and protocol design and performance analysis for computer and telecommunication networks, with a current focus on wireless networks and mobile systems.

From 1981 to 1987, Dr. Leung was a Senior Member of Technical Staff at Microtel Pacific Research Ltd. (later renamed MPR Teltech Ltd.), specializing in the planning, design and analysis of satellite communication systems. He also held a part-time position as Visiting Assistant Professor at Simon Fraser University in 1986 and 1987. In 1988, he was a Lecturer in the Department of Electronics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is a member of the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems at UBC. He also holds Guest/Adjunct Professor appointments at Jilin University, Beijing Jiaotong University, and South China University of Technology in China. 

Dr. Leung is a registered member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia . He is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and a voting member of ACM. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society. He has served on the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications , the IEEE Transactions on Computers, Computer Communications, the Journal of Communications and Networks, the International Journal of Sensor Networks, the International Journal of Wireless Communications and Networking and the International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems. He has guest-edited several special journal issues, and served on the technical program committee of numerous international conferences. He was the General Chair of the International Conference on Wireless Communications (WC 2010), Second International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks (AdhocNets 2010) and 4th International Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness (QShine 2007). He is the General Co-chair of the 6th International Conference on Communications and Networking in China (Chinacom 2011). He was the General Co-chair of 5th International Conference on Body Area Networks (BodyNets 2010), 5th International Conference on Embedded and Multimedia Computing (EMC 2010), IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC2009), and 8th ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWiM 2005). He was TPC chair of the wireless networks and cognitive radio track of IEEE VTC-fall 2008 and a TPC Vice-chair of IEEE WCNC 2005.


Research Areas

Research Groups

Research Interests

  • Telecommunications and computer networks
  • Wireless and mobile networking
  • Network architectures and protocols
  • Network management techniques
  • Performance evaluations.

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