Associate Professor

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Texas A&M University
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information:

Phone: (979) 862-1092
Email: ihou AT tamu DOT edu
Office: 334C WEB


Dr. Hou received the B.S. in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University in 2004 and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2008 and 2011, respectively.

In 2012, he joined the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University where he is currently an associate professor. His research interests include cloud computing, wireless networks, wireless sensor networks, and cyber-physical systems.

Dr. Hou received the Best Paper Awards in ACM MobiHoc 2020 and ACM MobiHoc 2017, the Best Student Paper Award in WiOpt 2017, and the C.W. Gear Outstanding Graduate Student Award from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


[Feb, 2021] A paper, “Scheduling Real-Time Information-Update Flows for the Optimal Confidence in Estimation,” is accepted for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications.

[Jan, 2021] A paper, “Joint Index Coding and Incentive Design for Selfish Clients,” is accepted for IEEE Transactions on Communications.

[Dec, 2020] A paper, “Optimal Wireless Scheduling for Remote Sensing through Brownian Approximation,” is accepted for IEEE Infocom 2021. The acceptance rate is 19.9%.

[Oct, 2020] Our paper “Fresher Content or Smoother Playback? A Brownian-Approximation Framework for Scheduling Real-Time Wireless Video Streams” received the Best Paper Award in ACM MobiHoc 2020!

[Apr, 2020] A paper, “Fresher Content or Smoother Playback? A Brownian-Approximation Framework for Scheduling Real-Time Wireless Video Streams,” is accepted in ACM MobiHoc 2020. The acceptance rate is 15%.

[Dec, 2019] A paper, “Predictive Scheduling for Virtual Reality,” is accepted in Infocom 2020. The acceptance rate is 19.8%.

[May, 2019] A paper, “Online Routing and Scheduling With Capacity Redundancy for Timely Delivery Guarantees in Multihop Networks,” is accepted for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.

[Mar, 2019] We have three papers accepted in WiOpt 2019. The titles are: “On the Credibility of Information Flows in Real-Time Wireless Networks,” “Broadcasting Real-Time Flows in Integrated Backhaul and Access 5G Networks,” and “Cache-Version Selection and Content Placement for Adaptive Video Streaming in Wireless Edge Networks.”

[Aug, 2018] Dr. Ping-Chun Hsieh officially received his PhD degree. He will join National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan as an Assistant Professor. Congratulations!