Institute of Network Engineering


As the first Network Engineering research and education institute in a public university in Taiwan, the institute focuses on network and communication research and education. The institute outperforms other departments and institutes in Taiwan in the fields of mobile communications, wireless networks, fiber-optic networks, and network security. The institute emphasizes the impact of research results and its faculty members have obtained many significant achievements, which surpass any other schools of computer science in the country. Many faculty members serve as editors of IEEE Transaction journals. Many faculty members have served as program committee members for prestigious international conferences and received best paper awards. Two professors have been granted Outstanding Research Awards by the National Science Council. Moreover, the institute faculty includes fellows of IEEE, ACM, AAAS, and IET.

Research Groups & Members




Wireless Internet

Heterogeneous Wireless Networks, 4G and Next-Generation Core Networks, Wireless VoIP/Multimedia Applications, Mobile Peer-to-Peer Communications, Inter-Vehicle Communications, Machine-to-MachineJason Yi-Bing LinMing-Feng ChangChien-Chao TsengShie-Yuan WangJyh-Cheng ChenHsu-Feng HsiaoYaw-Chung Chen, Ying-Dar LinShiao-Li TsaoBao-Shuh Paul Lin, Fu-Chun Lin

Wireless PANs and LANs

PAN/LAN protocols, Wireless Sensor Networks, Wireless Ad Hoc Networks, Wireless Mesh Networks, Network Simulations, System-on-ChipYu-Chee TsengChien-Chao TsengKuo-Chen WangChien ChenJyh-Cheng Chen, Hsi-Lu ChaoChih-Wei YiShie-Yuan Wang, Shiao-Li Tsao

Smart Environments

Cloud Computing, Mobile Data Management, Data Mining, m-Health, Grid Computing, Network Reliability, Fault-Tolerant Computing, Parallel and Distributed ComputingKuo-Chen Wang, Yu-Chee TsengWen-Chih PengShyan-Ming YuanJiun-Long Huang, Chien-Chao TsengFeng-Jian Wang, Jiun-Long HuangJohn Kar-kin Zao

Broadband Communication

iBroadband Switches, Optical Networks, High-Speed Networks, Congestion Control, Request Scheduling, Fast Packet Switching for Multimedia Applications, Quality-of-Service (QoS)Maria C. YuangYaw-Chung ChenChien ChenYing-Dar LinBao-Shuh Paul Lin

Internet Security

Information Security, Network Security, Content Security, Software Security, Wireless Network SecurityYing-Dar LinShiuh-pyng ShiehJohn Kar-kin ZaoJyh-Cheng Chen, Wen-Guey TzengYu-Sung WuRong-Jaye ChenWuu YangTien-Fu Chen


  • Identifying and solving the problem of broadcast storms in ad hoc networks
  • Suggesting ways of dealing with the problems of location update and roaming efficacy
  • Developing the first vertical integration platform for GPRS and Wi-Fi
  • Compiling the textbook “Wireless and mobile network architectures,” published by Wiley, which was ranked as the number one best seller for a long time on Amazon in the field of wireless networking
  • Developing and releasing the highly-praised NCTU-ns Network Simulator and Emulator software to the public
  • Developing Hawaii Mobile IP protocol as an approach for supporting mobility in wide- area wireless networks
  • Designing the first integrated electro-optical hardware and an all-optical IP-over-WDM core network controlled by GMPLS
  • Designing multi-hop cellular, a new architecture for wireless communication

Future Plans

  • Development of key technologies in the all-optical broadband Internet
  • Development of key technologies in wireless networks and applications for the next generation
  • Research on group security and key integration
  • Research on platform and applications for sensor network software and hardware
  • Development of network application systems for intelligent homes
  • Research on technologies and service platforms for P2P (peer-to-peer) communication