Basic Information

Division of Computer Engineering
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Courses - Undergraduate
N1: Communications and Networking I N2: Communications and Networking IIN3: Computer Networks Organization and Design
Courses - Graduate
CNA02: Multimedia NetworkingCNA04: Performance Evaluation of Network SystemsCNA07: Optical Communications and NetworksCNC03: Selected Topics of Future Internet


Optical fiber and optical wireless communicationsDigital communication theoryComputer communication and networking
Educational Background, Biography
Anh T. Pham received Ph.D. degree in Information and Mathematical Sciences from Saitama University, Japan in 2005. Since April 2005, he has been on the faculty at the University of Aizu, where he is currently a Professor of Computer Communications. He also holds an adjunct professor position at Vietnam National University. He is the recipient of several awards, including a research award by Japan Sasagawa Foundation, two best-paper awards and the Japanese government scholarship (MonbuKagaku-sho) for PhD study. His supervised students have also been awarded three paper prizes from IEEE Sendai section. Professor Pham's research interests are in the broad areas of communication theory and networking with a particular emphasis on modeling, design and performance evaluation of broadband wired/wireless communication systems and networks. In particular, he has involved in a number of research projects, focusing on enabling technologies and architecture for optical access networks, modeling and cross-layer design of ultra high-speed free-space optical communication networks, design and development of visible light communication networks to support media transport, cognitive radio networks, video streaming and Internet of Things (IoT). He has authored/co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed papers, including 30+ journal articles, on these topics. Professor Pham is senior member of IEEE. He is also member of IEICE and OSA. He is an active contributor to his professional societies. Over the years, he has served on the technical program committee of more than 30 international conferences and workshops in the communications and networking area. He also serves as reviewers for various Transactions and Journals published by IEEE, OSA, IEICE and Elsevier. Currently, Professor Pham serves as a Guest Editor for IET Optoelectronics (published by the United Kingdom's Institution of Engineering and Technology - IET), Special Issue on Optical Wireless Communications, and a member of Editorial Board of the KICS's ICT Express Journal (published by Korean Institution of Communications and Information Sciences - KICS).
Current Research Theme
Design and Analysis of Selection Protocol and Adaptive Rate Strategy for Cooperative FSO SystemsDesign and Performance Analysis of Hybrid RF/FSO NetworksCross-layer design for Visible-light communication (VLC) home networksIndoor localization system using visible light signalToward the Paradigm of Ultra-wideband MIMO-OFDM Optical-Wireless Communications
Key Topic
Optical wireless, visible light communications: network design, enabling technologies and applicationsModeling, design and performance analysis of communication networks
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Marathon, Cycling, Swimming
School days' Dream
To become an Electronics Engineer
Current Dream
To become a Triathlon Athlete
"Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality."
Favorite Books
"An Encouragement of Learning" (Gakumon no Susume) by Fukuzawa Yukichi
Messages for Students
"Life is a marathon, not a sprint"
Publications other than one's areas of specialization

Dissertation and Published Works

Recent Publications (complete list)
1. Phuc V. Trinh, Ngoc T. Dang, and Anh T. Pham. All-optical AF Relaying FSO Systems using EDFA combined with OHL over Gamma-Gamma Channels. In the Proc. of the IEEE ICC'15, London, UK, June 2015.
2. Vuong V. Mai and Anh T. Pham. Adaptive rate-based MAC Protocols Design and Analysis for Integrated FSO/PON Networks. In the Proc. of the IEEE ICC'15, London, UK, June 2015.
3. Vuong V. Mai and Anh T. Pham. Adaptive Multi-Rate Designs for Hybrid FSO/RF Systems over Fading Channels. In the Proc. of the IEEE GLOBECOM'14 WS-OWC, Austin, Texas, Dec. 2014.
4. Hoa Le-Minh, Anh T. Pham, Zabih Ghassemlooy and Andrew Burton. Secured Communications-Zone Multiple Input Multiple Output Visible Light Communications. In the Proc. of the IEEE GLOBECOM'14 WS-OWC. Austin, Texas, Dec. 2014.
5. Bach V. Trong, Truong C. Thang and Anh T. Pham. Selection Decode-and-Forward Cooperative FSO Systems with Adaptive Rate Strategy over Gamma-Gamma Fading Channels. In the Proc. of the IEEE GLOBECOM'14 - WC. Austin, Texas, Dec. 2014.
6. Vuong V. Mai and Anh T. Pham. Performance Analysis of Cooperative-ARQ Schemes in Free-Space Optical Communications. IEICE Transactions on Communications, Vol. E97-B, No.08, pp.1614-1622, Aug. 2014.
7. Truong Cong Thang, Hung T. Le, Anh T. Pham and Yong Man Ro. An Evaluation of Bitrate Adaption Methods for HTTP Live Streaming. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Special Issue of Adaptive Media Streaming, vol.32, no.4, pp.693-705, Apr. 2014.
8. Nhan Nguyen-Thanh, Anh T. Pham and Van-Tam Nguyen. Medium Access Control Design for Cognitive Radio Networks: A Survey. IEICE Transactions on Communications, Vol.E97-B, No.2, pp.359-374, Feb. 2014.
9. Dieu Linh Truong, Phan Thuan Do, and Anh T. Pham. Optimization of Survivable Mesh Long-Reach Hybrid WDM-TDM PONs. IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications & Networking. Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 62-76, Jan. 2014
10. H. D. Trung and Anh T. Pham. Performance Analysis of MIMO/FSO Systems using SC-QAM Over Atmospheric Turbulence Channels. IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals, Vol. E97-A, No.1, pp.49-56, Jan. 2014."