Lin Cai, Ph. D.
NSERC Steacie Fellow, EIC Fellow, CAE Fellow, Fellow of IEEE
College Member of Royal Society of Canada

Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of Victoria
Victoria, BC, Canada, V8W 3P6
Office: EOW 317
Tel: 1-250-721-8691
Fax: 1-250-721-6052
Email: cai at ece dot uvic dot ca

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Lin Cai received her M.A.Sc. and Ph. D. degrees (awarded Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies) in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, in 2002 and 2005, respectively. Since 2005, she has been with the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Victoria, and she is currently a Professor. She is an NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellow, an Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) Fellow, a Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) Fellow, and an IEEE Fellow. In 2020, she was elected as a Member of the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. She was also elected as a 2020 "Star in Computer Networking and Communications" by N2Women. Her research interests span several areas in communications and networking, with a focus on network protocol and architecture design supporting emerging multimedia traffic and the Internet of Things. She was a recipient of the NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement (DAS) Grants in 2010 and 2015, respectively, and the Best Paper Awards of IEEE ICC 2008 and IEEE WCNC 2011. She has co-founded and chaired the IEEE Victoria Section Vehicular Technology and Communications Joint Societies Chapter. She has been elected to serve the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Board of Governors, 2019 - 2024, and served its VP Mobile Radio, 2023. She served the voting Board Member of IEEE Women in Engineering, 2022 - 2023. She has served as an Associate Editor-in-Chief (AEiC) for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, a member of the Steering Committee of the IEEE Transactions on Big Data (TBD) and IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC), an Associate Editor of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on Communications, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, International Journal of Sensor Networks, and Journal of Communications and Networks (JCN), and as the Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE VTS Society and the IEEE ComSoc Society. She has served as a TPC co-chair for IEEE VTC2020-Fall, and a TPC symposium co-chair for IEEE Globecom'10 and Globecom'13. She is a registered professional engineer in British Columbia, Canada.

Research Interests, Research Projects and Research Group

  • Calculator for directed connectivity, lattice networks [Paper] [Code in Python]
  • Scalable modulation for video streaming [Paper]
  • Scalable video streaming vs. progressive download [Paper]

  • My research interests span several areas in wireless networking and mobile computing:

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    Last Update:  Jan. 2021. Copyright 2000-2021 by CAI, Lin.