Tony Quek

Graduate student

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Tony Q.S. Quek received the B.E. and M.E. degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, in 1998 and 2000, respectively. At Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, he earned the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in Feb. 2008.

During his doctoral studies at MIT, he was with the Wireless Communication and Network Sciences Laboratory under the supervision of Professor Moe Win. From 2001 to 2002, he was with Centre for Wireless Communications, Singapore, as a Research Engineer. He was a Summer Intern in the Wireless Laboratories of NTT DoCoMo, Yokotsuka, Japan, in 2003. Since 2008, he has been with the Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore as a Research Engineer. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the Division of Communication Engineering, Nanyang Technological University. His main research interests include communication theory, information theory, and optimization theory with special emphasis on cooperative networks, interference networks, wireless security, wireless multimedia systems, compressed sensing, and cognitive radio.

Dr. Quek has been actively involved in organizing and chairing sessions, and has served as a member of the Technical Program Committee (TPC) in a number of international conferences. He served as the Technical Program Chair for Services & Applications Track for the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) 2009. He served as a member of TPC for the IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom) 2010, the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2010, the IEEE Globecom 2009, the IEEE ICC 2009, the IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) Spring 2009, the IEEE WCNC 2009, the IEEE Globecom 2008, the IEEE ICC 2008, the IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications 2008, the IEEE VTC Spring 2008, the IEEE ICC 2007, the IEEE Conference on Ultra Wideband 2006, and the IEEE ICC 2004. Dr. Quek is currently an Editor for Wiley Journal on Security and Communication Networks. He received the Singapore Government Scholarship in 1993, Tokyu Foundation Fellowship in 1998, and the A*STAR National Science Scholarship in 2002. He was honored with the 2008 Philip Yeo Prize of Outstanding Achievement in Research from the A*STAR Science and Engineering Research Council.

Thesis Title : Efficient approaches to robust and cooperative wireless network design