Wireless Networks (WiNe) Research Group



  • Chung Yup Kim, Bryan C.K. Ng, Jyoti Sahni, Normalia Samian and Winston K.G. Seah, Blockchain Network Platform for IoT Data Integrity and Scalability, accepted by the 23rd IEEE International Conference on Software Quality, Reliability, and Security (QRS), October 22-26, 2023, Chiang Mai, Thailand. [acceptance rate is 23.47% (54/230)]

Presentations by group members

Professor Winston Seah has been awarded a James Cook Research Fellowship in Engineering Sciences and Technology for research titled ‘Quantum Networking Algorithms and Protocols

2021 Graduation Ceremony -- Congratulations Muru

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Emerging Innovator Muru at the KiwiNet Investment Committee August 2021 - Emerging innovator presentation, held in the Parliament.

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Our Emerging Innovators - Muru (centre) and Duncan (right) with Paul (Wellington UniVentures Commercialisation Manager)


Recent Achievements

  • new.jpgAlvin Valera, Niels Clayton, Winston KG Seah and Tao Zheng, Optimal Transmission Scheduling in Data-Intensive Audio Sensor Networks, accepted by the IEEE Globecom - IoT and Sensor Networks Symposium, 4-8 December 2023, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Submitted version)
  • Alvin Valera and Duncan Cameron, Leveraging Hybrid Information Centric Networking for Broker-Free Publish/Subscribe in IoT, IEEE ICC - IoT and Sensor Networks Symposium, 28 May - 01 June 2023, Rome, Italy. (Submitted version)

International Collaboration Success

  • new.jpgNing Li, Winston KG Seah, Zhengyu Hou, Bing Jia, Baoqi Huang and Wuyungerile Li, An Energy Aware Adaptive Clustering Protocol for Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensor Networks, accepted by the 18th International Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Data, 23-25 August 2023, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Submitted version)

  • Ye Zhang, Wuyungerile Li and Winston KG Seah, Admission Control with Latency Considerations for 5G Mobile Edge Computing, 24th IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM), 12-15 June 2023, Boston, MA, USA. (Submitted version)

  • Qiwei Xiang, Yau Hee Kho, Winston KG Seah, Yue Tian, Rui Fang and Peng Huang, Quantum Approximate Optimization Algorithm for PD-NOMA User Pairing, IEEE ICC – Selected Areas in Communications: Quantum Communications and Information Technology, 28 May - 01 June 2023, Rome, Italy. (Submitted version)

  • Farah Hoteit, Eugen Dedu, Winston KG Seah and Dominique Dhoutaut, Influence of beta and source packet rate on electromagnetic nanocommunications, IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS), Nanjing, PR China, 12-14 January 2023. Submitted version)

Best Paper Award

PhD student, Hang Yu's paper on "Pulse Arrival Scheduling for Nanonetworks Under Limited IoT Access Bandwidth" has won the Best Paper Award in the 42nd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN) held in Singapore 9-12 Oct 2017. We have four papers, including the Best Paper, in this conference which is ranked A by CORE/ERA since 2008. A recording of the presentation can be found here.



VUW PhD scholarships

Three times a year, Victoria University of Wellington accepts applications for admission into our PhD programme with Victoria Doctoral Scholarships as well as other externally funded scholarships. The application process is managed by our Faculty of Graduate Research and details are available from their website. Applicants who are interested to do research in 5G networks, IoT, wireless networks and future internet technologies, are strongly encouraged to contact Prof Winston Seah or any of our Research Team staff members.

WiNe Research Areas

WiNe focuses on networking technology that enables the plethora of diverse devices in the Internet to communicate effectively and reliably over wireless communication, including both the wireless access as well as relevant core network technologies to achieve these goals. We study advanced networking protocols and architectures for the fast evolving Internet and 5G mobile telecommunication systems.

  • Wireless Networking Algorithms and Protocols: The research addresses challenging issues with environmentally friendly energy efficient algorithms and protocols for different forms of wireless networks operating in day-to-day as well as extreme conditions. Of particular interest are the MAC, RLC and random access protocols for 5G networks to support the massive number of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and the use of network function virtualization (NFV) for resource management and optimization.
  • End-to-end Wired/Wireless Network Inter-connectivity: The focus of our research is on algorithms/protocols/techniques for interconnecting wireless access networks to and across the wired backbone. This research will consider the relevant core network technologies needed to provide end-to-end connectivity, focusing on latest technology trends, like Software Defined Networking (SDN), NFV, Mobile Edge Computing, Distributed Mobility Management, as well as the core network aspect of 5G networks which has evolved towards an IP-centric network.
  • Wireless Network Anomaly Detection: The focus of our current research is on novel ways of detecting anomalous behaviour in wireless networks, that goes beyond security. We explore new ways of identifying and detecting anomalous network traffic that may be the precursors to attacks and other malicious activities, utilizing machine learning and deep learning. A key research focus is on establishing trust in the IoT and building a secure trust framework.

Externally Funded Research Projects

Current Ongoing

  • SfTI BioSecurity Technology, "Finding the last predators," CALLAGHAN INNOVATION, October 1, 2021 - June 30, 2024, Co-PI Winston Seah, with team members, Alvin Valera, Jyoti Sahni and Yau Hee Kho, NZ$395,306.56.


Establishing Trust in Internet of Things using Physically Unclonable Functions and Blockchains, Royal Society of New Zealand, July 2018 Catalyst Seeding: General, Ref. No. 18-VUW-043-CSG, February 1, 2019 – January 31, 2021, NZ$79,750. Collaborating partners are National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan) and Universiti Putra Malaysia (Malaysia).

Software-Defined Green Internet of Things, Huawei NZ, July 1, 2016 - 30 June, 2019, NZ$330,000.

Scalable Traffic Classification in Internet of Things (IoT) for Network Anomaly Detection, ISIF Asia, Internet Operations Research Grants, January 1 - December 31, 2018, US$34,000.

Research Team

Find out more about our Research Team and how to work with them:

Research Publications

Members of the group have produced a number of publications over the years: