Alagan Anpalagan received B.A.Sc. M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada. He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Ryerson University in 2001 and was promoted to Full Professor in 2010. He served the department as Graduate Program Director (2004-09) and the Interim Electrical Engineering Program Director (2009-10). During his sabbatical (2010-11), he was a Visiting Professor at Asian Institute of Technology and Visiting Researcher at Kyoto University. Dr. Anpalagan’s industrial experience includes working at Bell Mobility, Nortel Networks and IBM Canada.
Dr. Anpalagan directs a research group working on radio resource management (RRM) and radio access & networking (RAN) areas within the WINCORE Lab. His current research interests include energy harvesting technologies, cognitive radio resource management, wireless cross layer design and optimization, cooperative communication, M2M communication, small cell networks, and green communications technologies.
Dr. Anpalagan served as Associate Editor for the IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials (2012-14), IEEE Communications Letters (2010-13), Springer Wireless Personal Communications (2011-13), and EURASIP Journal of Wireless Communications and Networking (2004-2009). He also served as Guest Editor for two EURASIP SI in Radio Resource Management in 3G+ Systems (2006) and Fairness in Radio Resource Management for Wireless Networks (2008) and, MONET SI on Green Cognitive and Cooperative Communication and Networking (2012). He co-authored of three edited books, Design and Deployment of Small Cell Networks, Cambridge University Press (2014), Routing in Opportunistic Networks, Springer (2013), Handbook on Green Information and Communication Systems, Academic Press (2012).
Dr. Anpalagan serves as TPC Co-Chair, IEEE Globecom’15: SAC Green Communication and Computing, GameNets’14: Symposium on Advanced Game Theory Framework Applied to Wireless Emerging Communication Networks (2014), IEEE WPMC’12 Wireless Networks, IEEE PIMRC’11 Cognitive Radio and Spectrum Management, IEEE IWCMC’11 Workshop on Cooperative and Cognitive Networks and IEEE CCECE’04/08. He served as IEEE Canada Central Area Chair (2012-14), IEEE Toronto Section Chair (2006-07), ComSoc Toronto Chapter Chair (2004-05), IEEE Canada Professional Activities Committee Chair (2009-11). He is the recipient of the Dean’s Teaching Award (2011), Faculty Scholastic, Research and Creativity Award (2010, 2014), Faculty Service Award (2010, 2014) in Ryerson University. Dr. Anpalagan also completed a course on Project Management for Scientist and Engineers at the University of Oxford CPD Center. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario, Canada.
WINCORE Lab in the Ryerson University engages in technology-oriented research from the physical to application layers of wireless communications. Radio Resource Management and Radio Access and Networking (RRM+RAN) Group is one of the research groups. We offer advanced education and training in research and development in the emerging needs of the today’s communications industry. The research group has an alumni strength of more than eighty as of 2015, that includes post doctoral fellows, research associates, doctoral and master’s students, undergraduate research assistants.
Some highly cited contributions are in the areas of: opportunistic and distributed spectrum access, cooperative sensing and sharing, 2D spreading in multicarrier systems, resource allocation in cooperative cognitive networks, multi-objective resource optimization for green communication Cooperative and small cell networking.
We work with industry through consulting, collaboration, and partnership and companies include Telus, Bell Mobility, Applied Location, PESIplex, ANAI Global, PlayLab, Cloud I.T. and SensorSuite. We successfully completed industrial research and development projects using collaborative R&D grants from NSERC NSERC IPM, NSERC ENGAGE, OCE TPS, ConnectCanada, MITACS, AUTO21 and FedDev ARC.