Visiting address
YEUNG-G6357
Phone: +852 34424243

Author IDs

Biography

Prof. Moshe Zukerman received his B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management and his M.Sc. in Operation Research from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. degree in Engineering from The University of California Los Angeles in 1985.

Dr. Zukerman was an independent consultant with IRI Corporation and a post-doctoral fellow at UCLA during 1985-1986. In 1986 he moved to Australia and joined Telecom Australia. During 1986-1997 he served in Telecom (Telstra from 1993) Research Laboratories (TRL), first as a research engineer and between 1988-1997 as a project leader managing a team of researchers providing expert advice to Telstra on network design and traffic engineering, and on traffic aspects of evolving telecommunications standards.

He is a co-recipient of the TRL Outstanding Achievement Award in 1990.

Between 1990-2001, he has also taught and supervised graduate students at Monash University. Between 1997-2008 he was with The University of Melbourne, as a senior research fellow (1997-1998), associate professor (1998-2001), and professor (2001-2008). Since December 2008 he has been with the Electronic Engineering Department of City University of Hong Kong and as a Chair Professor of Information Engineering and a team leader.

He has served as a session chair and member of technical and organizing committees of numerous national and international conferences. He gave tutorials in several major international conferences such as IEEE ICC and IEEE GLOBECOM. He served on the editorial board of the Australian Telecommunications Research Journal, during 1991-1996, Computer Networks during 1999-2003, and as a Series Editor for the IEEE Communications Magazine (2001-2004), IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (2001-2008), and International Journal of Communication Systems (1996-2008). He also served as a Guest Editor of IEEE JSAC for two issues: Future Voice Technologies and Analysis and Synthesis of MAC Protocols. Presently, he is serving on the editorial board of Computer Communications and as a Senior Editor of IEEE JSAC. He submitted contributions to and represented Australia in several ITU-T/CCITT standards meetings. Professor Zukerman has over 350 publications in scientific journals and conference proceedings and has been awarded several national and international patents.

Teaching

CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG (2009-Present)

Department of Electronic Engineering

  • Performance Evaluation of Telecommunication Networks at undergraduate level (2010)
  • Queueing Theory with Telecommunications Applications at Masters level (2010-2016)
  • Applied Queueing Systems at undergraduate level (2011-2012, 2014-2017)
  • Foundations of Information Technology at 1st year undergraduate level (2016-2017)

THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE (1997-2008)

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department

  • Telecommunications under Advanced and Directed studies subjects at 4th year level (1997-1998)
  • Network Design 1 at Masters level, Semester 2, 1998
  • Applied Queueing Theory at Masters level (1998-2002, 2006-2008)
  • Communication Networks 4th year level (2004-2005 with L.L.H Andrew, 2006 with M. Aquilina, 2008 with S. Hanly)

MONASH UNIVERSITY (1991-2001)

School of Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE)

  • Telecommunications at 4th year level (1991-1998)
  • Advanced Network Design at Masters level (1994-2001)  

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES (UCLA) (1980)

School of Engineering

  • 2nd year Numerical Analysis (1980)

High school math and physics in Israel (1973-1975)

Patents

CityU Patents (link)

Non-CityU Patents

Title: "Active queue management process"
US Patent
Publication number: US 7272111 B2
Publication type: Grant
Application number: US 10/215,182
Publication date: 18 September 2007
Filing date: 9 August 2002 

Title: "An Access Process"
Australian Patent No. 784771, published on 15 June 2006 in the Official Journal
Owner: The University of Melbourne
Inventors: Chuan H. Foh and M. Zukerman 

Title: "Communications Method for a Shared-Medium Communications System"
U.S. Patent number: 5,504,748
Inventors: P. Potter and M. Zukerman
Assignee: Telstra Corporation Limited
Date of Grant: 2 April 1996 

Title: "A Telecommunications Method"
Owner: AOTC Ltd.
Inventor: M. Zukerman
Australian Patent no. 45874/96
Date: 3 March 1996
Based on earlier Australian provisional application:
No. PN1499/95 - Date Lodged 3 March 1995 

Title: "A Method for Controlling Congestion in a Telecommunications Network"
Owner: Telstra Corporation Limited.
Inventors: P. Kirton, R. Warfield and M.Zukerman
Australian Patent No. 710270 granted on 25 July 1995.
Australian Patent Application No. AU 199527173B2
Based on earlier Australian provisional application:
No. PM7058/94 - Date lodged: 25 July 1994 

Title: "A Method of Transmitting Data from a Terminal to a Digital Network Transmission Line"
Owner: AOTC Ltd.
Inventors: M. Zukerman and P. Potter
Australian Patent No. 662578 granted on 28 December 1995
Australian Patent Application No. 30329/92
Date lodged 21 December 1992
Based on three earlier Australian provisional applications:

  • No. PL1415/92 - Date Lodged: 18 March 1992
  • No. PL1132/92 - Date Lodged: 28 February 1992
  • No. PL0108/91 - Date Lodged: 20 December 1991 

Title: "An Improved Method of Erasing Slots"
Owner: AOTC Ltd.
Inventors: M. Zukerman and P. Potter
Australian Patent Application No. 33893/93
Based on two earlier Australian provisional applications:

  • No. PL1133/92 - Date Lodged: 28 February 1992
  • No. PK9135/91 - Date Lodged: 25 October 1991

Divisional application of Australian Patent Application No. 27195/92
(Date lodged 20 October 1992) 

Title: "A Communications Method for a Shared-Medium Communications Network"
Owner: The Australian Telecommunications Corporation
Inventors: P. Potter and M. Zukerman
Australian Patent Application No. 45968/89, Date lodged: 6 December 1989
Australian Patent No. 623953 granted on 19 March 1992
Publication date of accepted application 28 May 1992
U.S. Patent No. 5,157,657, granted on 20 October 1992
U.S. Patent Application No. 446755/89, Date lodged: 6 December 1989
Based on two earlier Australian provisional applications:

  • No. PJ1841/88 - Date lodged: 7 December 1988
  • No. PJ6327/89 - Date lodged: 13 September 1989 

Title: "An Erase Station and a Method of Erasing Slots"
Owner: Telstra Corporation Limited
Australian Patent No. 641688; granted on 25 January 1994
German Patent 4091624; granted 25 July 1996
US Patent 5504748; granted on 2 April 1996
Inventors: P. Potter and M. Zukerman
Based on International Provisional Patent Application
No. PCT/AU90/00417; Date lodged: 13 September 1990
and on three earlier Australian provisional patent applications:

  • No. PJ6328/89 Date lodged: 13 September 1989
  • No. PJ9281/90 Date lodged: 22 March 1990
  • No. PJ9284/90 Date lodged: 22 March 1990 

Title: "A Method of Erasing Slots"
Owner: Telstra Corporation Limited
Australian Patent No. 661751; granted on 21 November 1995
Inventors: P. Potter and M. Zukerman
Divisional of: 27195/92, 641688 

Title: "A Communication Method"
Owner: The Australian Telecommunications Corporation
Inventors: M. Littlewood, P. Potter and M. Zukerman
Australian Provisional Patent Applications No. PJ7951/89
Date lodged: 22 December 1989

Activities

Professional Memberships & Activities

  • IEEE - Communications Society (M'87-SM'91-F'07)
  • IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers & Communications Award Committee: Member (2004), Chair (2005-06), Past Chair (2007)
  • Member, Telecommunication Society of Australia (1986 - 1996)
  • Member, Selection Panel of Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (2011,2013, 2014)
  • Member, Engineering Panel of the Research Grant Council (RGC) of Hong Kong, China (2014 - Present)
  • Course External Examiner, EE Department, City University of Hong Kong (2003 - 2008)
  • Member, Networking Review Panel, Centre for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University (2004)
  • Member, Review Panel, Australian Telecommunication CRC (2004)
  • Assessor and Oz Reader, Australian Research Council (1990 - 2008)
  • Assessor, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong (2002-3)
  • Assessor, Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR), Singapore (2004)
  • Australian representative in CCITT Study Group XVIII, Geneva, June 1991 and Melbourne, December 1991.

Research Interests/Areas

Current Students 

1.

A. Cai, PhD - City University of Hong Kong – Flexi-grid Optical Network Design (Google Scholar Profile)

2.

F. Li, PhD - City University of Hong Kong – Traffic Management in Optical networks (Google Scholar Profile)

3.

C. Xing, PhD - City University of Hong Kong – Telecommunications Networks Design 

4.

Q. Wang, PhD - City University of Hong Kong – Cable laying optimization

5.

K. Xu, PhD - City University of Hong Kong – Interdependent networks (Google Scholar Profile)

Past Students

35.

Y.-C. Chan,  PhD, City University of Hong Kong; thesis entitled: "Surrogate-based Approximation of Blocking Probability in Non-hierarchical Overflow Loss Systems" [Co-supervised with Eric. W. M. Wong]  (Completed 2016).

34.

J. Fu,  PhD, City University of Hong Kong; thesis entitled: "Energy-Efficient Heuristics for Job Assignment in Server Farms" [Co-supervised with Eric. W. M. Wong] (Completed 2016).

33.

J. Wu,  PhD, City University of Hong Kong; thesis entitled: "Performance Analysis and Energy Conservation of Cellular Mobile Networks" [Co-supervisor: Eric. W. M. Wong] (Completed 2016) (Google Scholar Profile).

32.

Y. Peng,  PhD, City University of Hong Kong; thesis entitled: "Modeling, Design and Optimization of Multi-layer Telecommunications Network" (Completed 2016).

31.

C. Cao,  PhD, City University of Hong Kong; thesis entitled: "Cost Effective and Survivable Cabling Design under Major Disasters" <ppt presentation> [co-supervisor: J. H. Manton] (Completed 2015) (Google Scholar Profile).

30.

J. Chen,  PhD, City University of Hong Kong; thesis entitled: "Performance Evaluation of Long Range Dependent Queues" <ppt presentation> [co-supervisor: R. G. Addie] (Completed 2015) (Google Scholar Profile).

29.

X. Luo,  MSc, City University of Hong Kong; thesis entitled: "Multilayer Network Design" (Completed 2014).

28.

C. Xing, MSc, City University of Hong Kong; thesis entitled: "Topology Design to Protect Terminal Survivability Under Circular Risk in Telecommunication Networks" (Completed 2014).

27.

S. Li, PhD, City University of Hong Kong; thesis entitled: "Analysis and Synthesis of Optical Burst Switched Networks" <ppt presentation> [Co-supervisor: Eric. W. M. Wong] (Completed 2014).

26.

M. Wang, PhD, City University of Hong Kong; thesis entitled: "Performance Analysis of Circuit Switched Networks" <ppt presentation> [Co-supervised with Eric. W. M. Wong] (Completed 2013)  (Google Scholar Profile).

25.

W. Wu, PhD, The University of Melbourne; thesis entitled: "Performance Evaluation of Inter-cell Interference Mitigation Techniques for OFDMA Cellular Networks" [co-supervisors: T. Sakurai, M. Gitlits, J. Manton] (Completed 2011).

24.

Y. Wang, PhD, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia; thesis entitled: "Delay Analysis for Wireless Applications using a Multiservice Multiqueue Processor Sharing Model" [co-supervisor: R. Harris] (Completed 2009).

23.

J. Li, PhD, The University of Melbourne; thesis entitled: "Optimization Problems in Wireless Sensor and Passive Optical Networks" [co-supervisors: L. L. H. Andrew, P. Farrell] (Completed 2009).

22.

Yuan (Tony) Cui, PhD, The University of Melbourne; thesis entitled: "Three problems in TCP performance analysis and congestion management" [co-supervisor: L. L. H. Andrew] (Completed 2008).

21.

F. Shu (Steve), PhD, The University of Melbourne; thesis entitled: "Analysis and optimization of MAC protocols for wireless networks" [co-supervisor: T. Sakurai] (Completed 2006).

20.

M. N. Halgamuge, PhD, The University of Melbourne; thesis entitled: "Performance Evaluation and Enhancement of Mobile and Sensor Networks" [co-supervisors: R. Kotagiri, H. L. Vu] (Completed 2007)  (Google Scholar Profile).

19.

A. Zalesky, PhD, The University of Melbourne; thesis entitled: "Teletraffic Performance Models for All-Optical Networks and their Analysis" [co-supervisors: Z. Rosberg, H. L. Vu] (Completed 2006)  (Google Scholar Profile).

18.

J. Guo, PhD, The University of Melbourne; thesis entitled: "Two Problems in Stochastic Service Systems" [co-supervisors: P. Taylor, H. L. Vu] (Completed 2006) (Google Scholar Profile).

17.

C. Cameron, PhD, The University of Melbourne; thesis entitled: "Optical Burst Switching: Towards Feasibility" [co-supervisor: P. Taylor] (Completed 2005).

16.

B. Wydrowski, PhD, The University of Melbourne; thesis entitled: "Techniques in Internet congestion control" (Completed 2003).

15.

T. K. Lee, PhD, The University of Melbourne; thesis entitled: "Connection Admission Control in Multiservice Networks: Simplicity versus Efficiency" (Completed 2003).

14.

T. Neame, PhD, The University of Melbourne; thesis entitled: "Characterisation and Modelling of Internet Traffic Streams"  [co-supervisor: R. G. Addie] (Completed 2003)  (Google Scholar Profile).

13.

C. H. Foh, PhD, The University of Melbourne; thesis entitled: "Performance Analysis and Enhancement of MAC Protocols" (Completed 2002) (Google Scholar Profile).

12.

F. Cameron, PhD, The University of Melbourne; thesis title: "Multi-Media Wireless Access Networks: A Traffic Engineering Perspective" (Completed 2001).

11.

P. L. Hiew, PhD, Monash University; thesis entitled: "Teletraffic Studies of Digital wireless Telecommunications Networks" (Completed 1999).

10.

Z. Dayong, Master (minor thesis), RMIT; thesis entitled: "Performance Evaluation of Channel Allocation Schemes in GSM Systems" (Completed 1998).

9.

R. Hung, Master (minor thesis), Monash University; thesis entitled: "Mean Packet Delay of DQDB and Two of Its Enhancements" (Completed 1998).

8.

M. Ivanovich, PhD, Monash University; thesis entitled: "Teletraffic Modelling, Analysis and Synthesis of a Generic Broadband Multi-service Access Protocol" (Completed 1998) (Google Scholar Profile).

7.

N. Lavaud, Master, Monash University; thesis entitled: "The Fractional Brownian Motion Traffic Model and Related Studies" (Completed 1998).

6.

I. M. Pettersson, Master, exchange student from Lund Institute of Technology visiting in EEE/Melbourne; thesis entitled: "Methodology For Dimensioning Voice Traffic Over ATM Networks" (Completed 1998).

5.

P. Tse, PhD, Monash University; thesis entitled: "Traffic Control for ATM Networks" (Completed 1997).

4.

A. Milewska, Master, Monash University; thesis entitled: "An Examination of Traffic Models for ATM Networks" (Completed 1997).

3.

J. Yu, Master, Monash University; thesis entitled: "Simulation Studies of Real Traffic Streams with Applications to ATM Traffic Management and Network Dimensioning" (Completed 1997).

2.

M. Ivanovich, Master, Monash University; thesis entitled: "Performance Analysis of Channel Allocation Schemes for Half and Full Rate Calls in GSM" (Completed 1995).

1.

S. Chan, PhD, RMIT; thesis entitled: "Reactive Congestion Control in ATM Networks" [Co-Supervisor: R. Harris] (Completed 1994) (Google Scholar Profile).

Editor or Editorial Membership

Prizes/Honours

Honours, Fellowships and Awards

  • Professorial Fellowship, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, From January 2009.
  • Michael Fam Endowed Professorship Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU), January 2009;
  • Adjunct Professorship, Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU), Beijing, May 2008 <view: Zukerman with BJTU president, Prof. Ning>
  • IEEE Fellow from 1 January 2007 <view>
  • Adjunct Professorship, City University of Hong Kong, March 2006
  • Honourary Professorship, CCNU, Wuhan, China, October 2004 <view>
  • Co-author of a paper that won the Best Paper Award in ATNAC 2003
  • Co-author of a paper that won the Best Student-Paper Award in European Wireless 2002
  • Outstanding Achievement Award Telecom Australia Research Laboratories, 1990
  • Doctoral Fellowships offered: Yale 1979, Princeton 1979, Carnegie-Mellon 1979, UCLA 1979
  • Dean's List, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, 1976

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