I-Hong Hou

Assistant Professor


Office: WEB 334C
Phone: 979.862.1092
Email: ihou@tamu.edu

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Research Interests

  • wireless networks
  • wireless sensor networks
  • real-time systems
  • distributed systems
  • vehicular ad hoc networks

Awards & Honors

  • C.W. Gear Outstanding Graduate Student Award from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Silver Prize in the Asian Pacific Mathematics Olympiad.


  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University in 2004
  • M.S. in Computer Science from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2008
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2011

Selected Publications

Jennifer C. Hou, David K. Y. Yau, Chris Y. T. Ma, Yong Yang, Honghai Zhang, I-Hong Hou, Nageswara S. V. Rao, and Mallikarjun Shankar, “Coverage in Wireless Sensor Netwoks,” In Guide to Wireless Sensor Networks. Sudip Misra, Issac Woungang, Subhas C. Misra (eds), Springer-Verlag (London), June 2009.

I-Hong Hou and Chung Shue Chen, “An Energy-Aware Protocol for Self-Organizing Heterogeneous LTE Systems,” accepted for publication in IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications

I-Hong Hou and P.R. Kumar, “Real-Time Communication over Unreliable Wireless Links: A Theory and Its Applications,” IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, vol. 19, no. 2, February, 2012, pp. 48 – 59.

I-Hong Hou and P.R. Kumar, “Queueing Systems with Hard Delay Constraints: A Framework for Real-Time Communication over Unreliable Wireless Channels,” Queueing Systems: Theory and Applications (QUESTA), vol. 71, no. 1-2, June, 2012, pp. 151 – 177.

I-Hong Hou, Yao Liu, and Alex Sprintson, “A Non-Monetary Protocol for Peer-to-Peer Content Distribution in Wireless Broadcast Networks with Network Coding,” to appear in Proc. of WiOpt, 2013.

I-Hong Hou and Chung Shue Chen, “Self-Organized Resource Allocation in LTE Systems with Weighted Proportional Fairness,” in Proc. of ICC, 2012.[pdf][slides]

I-Hong Hou and Anh Truong and Santanu Chakraborty and P.R. Kumar, “Optimality of Periodwise Static Priority Policies in Real-time Communications,” in Proc. of CDC, 2011. (Invited) [pdf][slides]

I-Hong Hou and P.R. Kumar, “Scheduling Periodic Real-Time Tasks with Heterogeneous Reward Requirements,” to appear in Proc. of RTSS 2011 (acceptance rate=21%). [pdf][slides]

I-Hong Hou and Piyush Gupta, “Distributed Resource Allocation for Proportional Fairness in Multi-Band Wireless Systems,” Proc. of ISIT, 2011. [pdf]

I-Hong Hou and P.R. Kumar, “Broadcasting Delay-Constrained Traffic over Unreliable Wireless Links with Network Coding,” Proc. of MOBIHOC, 2011 (acceptance rate=20%). [pdf] [slides]