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 assistant professor. His research interests include cloud computing, wireless networks, wireless sensor networks, and cyber-physical systems.

Dr. Hou received the Best Paper Award in ACM MobiHoc 2018, the Best Student Paper Award in WiOpt 2018, and the C.W. Gear Outstanding Graduate Student Award from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


[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!

[Jun, 2018] A paper, “Heavy-Traffic Analysis of QoE Optimality for On-Demand Video Streams Over Fading Channels,”is accepted for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.

[Jun, 2018] A paper, “RED/LED: An Asymptotically Optimal and Scalable Online Algorithm for Service Caching at the Edge,” is accepted for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications.

[Apr, 2018] A paper,”A Decentralized Medium Access Protocol for Real-Time Wireless Ad Hoc Networks With Unreliable Transmissions,” is accepted for IEEE ICDCS 2018.

[Apr, 2018] A paper, “A Non-Monetary Mechanism for Optimal Rate Control Through Efficient Cost Allocation,” is accepted for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.

[Mar, 2018] A paper, “PULS: Processor-supported Ultra-low Latency Scheduling,” is accepted for ACM MobiHoc 2018. The acceptance rate is 17%.

[Jan, 2018] A paper, “Optimal Capacity Provisioning for Online Job Allocation with Hard Allocation Ratio Requirement,” is accepted for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.

[Jan, 2018] I will serve as a guest editor for an upcoming special issue, “Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communications in Wireless Networks,” for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC). The call for paper can be found through this link.

[Aug, 2017] Our paper, “Throughput-Optimal Scheduling for Multi-Hop Networked Transportation Systems With Switch-Over Delay,” receives the Best Paper Award for MobiHoc 2017!