Wei "Kevin" K. Tsai

Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
The Henry Samueli School of Engineering

PH.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Phone: (949) 824-2164
Fax: (949) 824-2321
Email: wtsai@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
516 Engineering Tower
Mail Code: 2625
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Data networks (flow control and routing in integrated networks), digital signal processing, neural networks, and multi-objective optimization
Research Abstract
Mission Statement:

NeTrol is dedicated to the research of Network Control and Optimization. The advent of modern networking technology has caused networks to become extremely complex to be controlled and optimized. New methodologies capable of dissecting complex distributed asynchronous operations of networks and optimizing the control functionality are desperately needed. The research area of network control and optimization is where classical Communication theory, Control theory, Combinatorial theory and Optimization theory must meet and be used synergistically to solve problems of complex interactions.

Why Networking?

We are witnessing the once-in-a-century tectonic shift in the Information Age: The Networking Revolution! If you think the IT (Computer/Electronics) industry is titanic, you ain’t see nothing yet! The IT industry is converging with the Telecommunication and Broadcast/Entertainment Industy. The combining of the three industries represents more than 1/4 of US GDP. The driving force and the impetus come from the Networking Technology!

Why Control and Optimization?

There exist only two problems in the world, Estimation and Control, the more important one is perhaps the Control Problem. The Estimation Problem concerns with the question: What is going on here? The Control Problem concerns with the question: What can be done here? Understanding the problem (Estimation) is wonderful, but we want Results (Control & Optimization)!
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