Regents Professor and Kenneth Von Behren Endowed Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor of Computer Science
Director, Broadband Wireless & Applications Center (BWAC)
Member of the UA Cancer Center
Marwan Krunz's research is in the broad area of wireless networking and communications, with emphasis on resource allocation, protocol design, and security. Recently, he has been involved in projects related to 5G and NextG systems, Wi-Fi, WiMAX, directional millimeterwave-band communications, dynamic spectrum access, AI and machine learning for RF signal detection, classification, and synthesis; coexistence of heterogeneous wireless technologies over shared bands, full-duplex transmissions, ultra-low-latency mobile edge computing for V2X communications, network slicing, physical-layer wireless security, MIMO systems, energy management in IoT and wireless sensor networks, and streaming over wireless links. In the past, he worked on traffic analysis, packet scheduling, multimedia communications, power control, constraint-based routing, fault detection in optical networks and other topics.
Krunz has co-authored more than 325 journal articles and peer-reviewed conference papers and is a co-inventor of 10 issued patents. His latest h-index is 61 and his total number of citations exceeds 14,000. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Defense, NASA, Qatar Foundation and industry -- with a total amount in excess of $20 million.
- PhD: electrical engineering, Michigan State University, 1995
- MS: electrical engineering, Michigan State University, 1992
- BS: electrical engineering, University of Jordan, 1990
Network protocols, wireless communications, performance evaluation, Physical-layer security, queueing theory, stochastic optimization, game theory, AI and machine learning.
Honors and Accolades
- Distinguished Alumni Award, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Michigan State University (2020).
- IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer (2013 and 2014)
- Arizona Engineering Faculty Fellow (2011–2014)
- IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Communications Outstanding Service Award (2012)
- Chair of Excellence (“Catedra de Excelencia”), University of Carlos III de Madrid, 2011
- Fulbright Senior Specialist Award, 2011
- IEEE Fellow (class of 2010)