Faculty

Yuhua Chen
Dr. Yuhua Chen
Associate Professor
N 308 Engineering Building 1
Houston, TX 77204-4005
Phone: 713-743-4441 | Fax: 713-743-4444
Email: yuhuachen [at] uh [dot] edu

Education: 

DSc Electrical Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
MS Electrical Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
MS Computer Science, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
BS Electrical Engineering, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Professional Experience: 

Associate Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX, 2011-present
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX, 2004-2011
Research Associate, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, 1999-2004
IC Design Engineer, Nortel Semiconductor Ltd, 1995

Classes: 

ECE5440/6370 Advanced Digital Design
ECE6371 Fundamental Hardware Design
ECE6372 Advanced Hardware Design
ECE4436: Microprocessor Systems

Research Interests: 

Optical Networks, Quantum Cryptography, FPGA Systems, Heterogeneous Networks, High Performance Routers, System Prototyping

Funded Research: 

Co-Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, "TC: Small: Collaborative Research: Exploring a Robust Quantum Cryptography Protocol for Securing Optical Burst Switching Networks," 9/1/2011-8/31/2014.
Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, “MRI: Development of Reconfigurable DWDM Multi-Mode Switching Platform for Supporting Telesurgery Telemedicine and Heterogeneous Applications,” 8/1/2009-7/31/2014.
Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, “IHCS: Cyber Systems: DWDM Multi-Mode Switching for Telesurgery and Heterogeneous Applications,” 9/1/2009-8/31/2012.
Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, “IHCS: Cyber Systems: DWDM Multi-Mode Switching for Telesurgery and Heterogeneous Applications,” 9/1/2009-8/31/2012.
Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, “CRI: IAD: Reconfigurable Optical Burst Switching Research Testbed Acquisition and Development,” 9/1/2007-8/31/2011.

Selected Publications: 

Y. Chen, S. Kak, P. Verma, G. Macdonald, M. El Rifai, N. Punekar, "Multi-Photon Secure Quantum Communication - From Theory to Practice," to appear in Proceedings of ICC 2013, June 2013.

S. Mandal, G. Macdonald, M. El Rifai, N. Punekar, F. Zamani, Y. Chen, S. Kak, P. Verma, R. Huck, J. Sluss, "Multi-Photon Implementation of Three-Stage Quantum Cryptography Protocol," in Proceedings of International Conference on Information Networking (ICOIN) 2013, January 2013.

Y. Chen, W. Tang, “Reconfigurable Asymmetric Optical Burst Switching for Concurrent DWDM Multimode Switching: Architecture and Research Directions,” IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 48, no. 5, pp. 57-65, May 2010.

Chen, Y and P. K. Verma, "Secure Optical Burst Switching—Framework and Research Directions," IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 46, no. 8, 40-45, August 2008.

Chen, Y., J. S. Turner and Z. Zhai, "Contour-Based Priority (CBP) Scheduling in Optical Burst Switched Networks," IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 25, no. 8, 1949-1960, August 2007.

Chen, Y. and P. K. Verma, "Impact of Bimodal Traffic on Latency in Optical Burst Switching Networks," Research Letters in Communications, vol. 2008, Article ID 175359, 3 pages, doi:10.1155/2008/175359, 2008.

Zhai, Z. and Y. Chen, "Exploring Wireless Sensor Network Configurations for Prolonging Network Lifetime," International Journal of Computer Science and Network Security, vol. 7, no. 8, 160-171, August 2007.