CHAN Mun Choon

Professor
Deputy Head, Department Of Computer Science
Director, NUS-NCS Joint Laboratory for Cyber Security


  • Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY)
  • M.Phil. (Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY)
  • M.S. (Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY)
  • B.S. (Computer & Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN)

Mun Choon graduated with a BS in Computer and Electrical Engineering from Purdue University with highest distinction in 1990, MSEE in 1993 and Ph.D. in 1997, both from Columbia University. In Columbia, he was a member of the comet group and worked under the supervision of Prof. Aurel A. Lazar on large scale network emulation, network management and programmable network. From 1997 to 2003, he was a Member of Technical Staff in the Networking Research Laboratory, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies. In Bell Labs, he worked on network management and wireless data transport over cellular network. His work in Bell Labs includes highly cited work on TCP/IP performance over 3G wireless links (MobiCom 2012) and a US patent on cache-based compaction technique that has more than 210 patent citations (US Patent 6,178,461). He joined NUS in 2004 and is currently a Professor in the School of Computing. He is a member of the Communication and Internet Research Lab, and his research areas cover sensor network protocols, mobile sensing and programmable network. He has received best paper awards in IEEE ICNP 2019, ACM SOSR 2019 and ICDCN 2016 (networking track). He has also served on the Technical Program Committees of INFOCOM, ICNP, Sensys and IPSN. He has graduated 21 PhD students, served as the Associate Editor of IEEE Transaction on Mobile Computing, published more than 100 conference/journal papers and has been awarded 7 US patents.

RESEARCH AREAS

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Computer Networking

  • Mobile Computing

  • Software Defined Networking

  • Wireless Data Networking

  • Cyber-Physical Systems

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Continuous Monitoring of Face-to-Hand Interactions via On-Ear Wearables


Record & Replay: Framework for Network-wide Monitoring and Debugging


NUS-NCS Joint Laboratory

NCS Pte. Ltd. (NCS) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) have established a joint research lab that is hosted in NUS to conduct research, develop capabilities and innovative digital solutions to protect individuals, businesses and public agencies in Singapore from a wide range of cyber threats. The joint lab is governed by a Management Committee comprising members from NUS and NCS.


In-Network Acceleration for Latency Sensitive Applications for Future Communication Systems


Towards Scalable And Flexible E2E Slicing For 5G Mobile Network Architecture


Leveraging Data-Plane Programmability for Scalable & Resilient Network Services


RESEARCH GROUPS

TEACHING INNOVATIONS

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Nishant Budhdev, Raj Joshi, Pravein Govindan Kannan, Mun Choon Chan, and Tulika Mitra. 2021. FSA: fronthaul slicing architecture for 5G using dataplane programmable switches. In Proceedings of the 27th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom '21). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 723–735.
  • PG Kannan, N Budhdev, R Joshi, MC Chan, Debugging Transient Faults in Data Center Networks using Synchronized Network-wide Packet Histories, USENIX conference on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI), April 2021.
  • Kartik Sankaran, Akkihebbal L. Ananda, Mun Choon Chan and Li-Shiuan Peh, “Using Mobile Phone Barometer for Low-Power Transportation Context Detection,” ACM Conference on Embedded Network Sensor Systems Sensys, Nov 2014.
  • Chengwen Luo, Hande Hong and Mun Choon Chan, “PiLoc: A Self-Calibrating Participatory Indoor Localization System,” ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks IPSN, April 2014.
  • Manjunath Doddavenkatappa, Mun Choon Chan and Ben Leong, “Splash: fast data dissemination with constructive interference in wireless sensor networks,” USENIX conference on Networked Systems Design and Implementation NSDI, 2013.
  • PG Kannan, SP Venkatagiri, MC Chan, AL Ananda, LS Peh, " Low Cost Crowd Counting using Audio Tones," ACM Conference on Embedded Network Sensor Systems (Sensys), 2012.
  • Binbin Chen and Mun Choon Chan, “MobiCent: a Credit-Based Incentive System for Disruption Tolerant Network,” INFOCOM 2010.
  • Binbin Chen and Mun Choon Chan, "MobTorrent: A Framework for Mobile Internet Access from Vehicles," IEEE Infocom 2009, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 19-25, 2009.
  • Mun Choon Chan and Ram Ramjee, “TCP/IP Performance over 3G Wireless Links with Rate and Delay Variation,” Wireless Network, Special Issue in Mobile Computing and Network, Issue 1-2, 2005, pp. 81-97.
  • Mun Choon Chan and Aurel A. Lazar, “Designing a CORBA-Based High Performance Programmable Signaling System for ATM Switching System,” Journal of Selected Areas in Communications, special issue on Service Enabling Platforms for Networked Multimedia Systems. Vol. 17, No. 9, pp. 1537-1548, Sep. 1999.

AWARDS & HONOURS

  • Facebook Networking Systems Research Award, 2019

  • Best Paper, IEEE ICNP 2019

  • Best Paper, ACM SOSR 2019

  • Best in session presentation (INFOCOM 2017)

  • Best Paper in ICDCN 2016 networking track

  • Best Demo in IPSN 2016

  • Distinguished Member of the INFOCOM Technical Program Committee (2016, 2020, 2021)

  • Best Demo - Runner Up in IPSN 2014

  • Associate Editor of IEEE Transaction on Mobile Computing (2010-2015)

  • Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Electrical Engineering and Center for Telecommunications Research, Columbia University, NY (1991 - 1997)

  • Tan Kah Kee Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship (1991 - 1993)

  • Singapore Technologies Overseas Scholarship for undergraduate studies (1987-1990)

MODULES TAUGHT

CS3103
Computer Networks Practice
CS5229
Advanced Computer Networks