Wireless Networks (WiNe) Research Group



  • Shutao Lu, Yintu Bao, Wuyungerile Li, Winston KG Seah, Alvin Valera and Baoqi Huang, Routing over Best Links is not necessarily Better in Wireless Multi-hop Networks, accepted by IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Quality of Service (IWQoS), 19–21 June 2024, Guangzhou, China.

  • Zhiyang Li, Wentao Ding, Xiujin Wang, Wuyungerile Li and Winston KG Seah, A Novel Exponential Dynamic Inertia Weight for Particle Swarm Optimization, accepted by the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), June 30 - July 5, 2024, Yokohama, Japan.
    Successful outcome from our occasional forays into the theoretical AI domain with our Inner Mongolia University (IMU) collaborators.

  • Xingyun He, Hu Liu, Wuyungerile Li, Alvin C Valera and Winston KG Seah, EABC: Energy-aware Centrality-based Caching for Named Data Networking in the IoT, accepted by the 25th IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM), 4-7 June 2024, Perth, Australia.
    A successful outcome from the collaboration with our partners in IMU. ABC was developed Dr Jakob Pfender for his PhD research in our group. Our IMU collaborators worked with us to extend the design with an energy-aware component that extended the network lifetime significantly.

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.jpgDuncan Cameron, Murugaraj Odiathevar, Alvin Valera and Winston KG Seah, POLUS: Detecting and Characterising Latency Under Load In Multi-Bottleneck Wireless Internet Service Provider Networks, accepted by the IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS), May 6–10, 2024, Seoul, South Korea.

  • new.jpgDuncan Cameron, Murugaraj Odiathevar, Alvin Valera and Winston KG Seah, ElasticWISP-NG: Towards Dynamic Resource Provisioning for WISP Access Networks, accepted by 38th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA), April 17-19, 2024, Kitakyushu, Japan.

  • new.jpgJanel Huang, Murugaraj Odiathevar, Alvin Valera, Jyoti Sahni, Marcus Frean and Winston KG Seah, Realtime BGP Anomaly Detection using Graph Centrality Features, accepted by 38th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA), April 17-19, 2024, Kitakyushu, Japan.

International Collaboration Success

  • Adrian Pekar, Laszlo A. Makara, Winston KG Seah and Oscar Mauricio Caicedo Rendon, Balancing Information Preservation and Data Volume Reduction: Adaptive Flow Aggregation in Flow Metering Systems, Infocommunications Journal, Vol XV, No 3, September 2023, pp. 82-94, https://doi.org/10.36244/ICJ.2023.3.9.

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 Wellington 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/6G networks, quantum internet, quantum networking, IoT, wireless networks and future internet technologies, are strongly encouraged to contact Prof Winston Seah or any of our Research Team staff members.

Master of Engineering Scholarship on "Mesh routing for predator detection in thick vegetation"

The School of Engineering and Computer Science is offering a full-time Master of Engineering (ME) scholarship (domestic tuition fees** plus a 1-year tax free stipend of NZ$20,000) to an excellent candidate to work on "Mesh routing for predator detection in thick vegetation". This scholarship is sponsored by the SfTI BioSecurity Technology Spearhead grant and the research will aim to develop a novel mesh routing protocol to support a network of autonomous mobile sensors deployed to search and find the last predators in New Zealand's vast landscape.

The successful candidate is expected to have excellent fundamental knowledge of networking, especially in mesh routing protocols, routing in low-power and lossy networks, and other related topics. Knowledge of theoretical performance analysis techniques and hands-on experience in common network simulation platforms (e.g. OmNet++, QualNet, etc) would be advantageous.

Interested applicants, please contact Prof Winston Seah via email attaching your transcripts, publications list, and CV. If you are suitable, you will then be provided with the information on how to apply for admission into our ME degree programme.

**Important Note: International students other than those from Australia will be liable to pay the difference between the full international student fee (~NZ$46K) and the domestic fee (~NZ$10.5K).

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/6G 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/6G 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/6G 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: