Dr. Lei Miao

Associate Professor

Dr. Lei Miao
615-898-2256
Room 119, Davis Science Building (DSB)
MTSU Box 19, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Office Hours

Spring 2021

Monday:  1:00-2:00 and 3:00-4:00 (virtual)

Wednesday:  1:00-4:00 (virtual)

Thursday:  3:00-4:00 (virtual)

Degree Information

  • PHD, Boston University (2006)
  • ME, Northeastern University (2001)
  • BS, Northeastern University (1998)

Areas of Expertise

discrete event systems; controls and optimization; wireless networks; embedded systems

Biography

Dr. Miao is currently Associate Professor of Mechatronics Engineering at Middle Tennessee State University. He earned Ph.D. degree from Boston University, Master's and Bachelor's degrees from Northeastern University of China, in 2006, 2001, and 1998, respectively. From 2006 to 2009, he was with Nortel Networks in Billerica, MA and developed ultra-high-speed Ethernet Routing Switches and several IEEE protocols, including IEEE 802.1ah Provider Backbone Bridges. From 2009 to 2011,...

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Dr. Miao is currently Associate Professor of Mechatronics Engineering at Middle Tennessee State University. He earned Ph.D. degree from Boston University, Master's and Bachelor's degrees from Northeastern University of China, in 2006, 2001, and 1998, respectively. From 2006 to 2009, he was with Nortel Networks in Billerica, MA and developed ultra-high-speed Ethernet Routing Switches and several IEEE protocols, including IEEE 802.1ah Provider Backbone Bridges. From 2009 to 2011, he was a visiting assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati. From 2011 to 2014, he was a wireless networking and software engineer with NuVo Technologies/Legrand North America. In this role, he designed, optimized, and tested NuVo wireless whole-home audio systems in embedded Linux environment. From 2014 to 2015, he was Assistant Professor at the State University of New York Farmingdale. He joined MTSU in 2015 as an assistant professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2020. He has had over 10 years R&D experience in system control and optimization, wireless networks, information systems, and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). He has had over 30 publications in referred conferences and journals, including IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, and IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems. 

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Publications

Recent Journal Articles     

  • L. Huo, D. Jiang, S. Qi, and L. Miao,  “A Blockchain-Based Security Traffic Measurement Approach to Software Defined Networking”. Mobile Networks and Applications, Springer, Jan 2020, doi:10.1007/s11036-019-01420-6[11]
  • L. Huo, D. Jiang, S. Qi, H. Song, and L. Miao, “An AI-Based Adaptive Cognitive Modeling and Measurement Meth...
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Recent Journal Articles     

  • L. Huo, D. Jiang, S. Qi, and L. Miao,  “A Blockchain-Based Security Traffic Measurement Approach to Software Defined Networking”. Mobile Networks and Applications, Springer, Jan 2020, doi:10.1007/s11036-019-01420-6[11]
  • L. Huo, D. Jiang, S. Qi, H. Song, and L. Miao, “An AI-Based Adaptive Cognitive Modeling and Measurement Method of Network Traffic for EIS”, Mobile Networks and Applications, Springer, Dec 2019, doi:10.1007/s11036-019-01419-z
  • L. Miao and D. Jiang, "Optimal Secret Sharing for Wireless Information Security in the Era of Internet of Things", Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, Springer, 2019, DOI: 10.1007/s00779-019-01226-z
  • L. Miao, L. Xu, and D. Jiang, "Optimal On-Off Control for a Class of Discrete Event Systems with Real-Time Constraints", Discrete Event Dynamic Systems: Theory and Applications, 29(1), 79-90, Springer, 2019, DOI: 10.1007/s10626-019-00277-x
  • D. Elliott, W. Keen, and L. Miao, “Recent Advances in Connected and Automated Vehicles”, Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, KeAi, 2019, DOI: 10.1016/j.jtte.2018.09.005
  • L. Miao, "On Controlling Prioritized Discrete Event Systems with Real-Time Constraints", Discrete Event Dynamic Systems: Theory and Applications, Springer, April, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10626-018-0269-x
  • L. Miao, J. Mao, and C. G. Cassandras, " Optimal Energy-Efficient Downlink Transmission Scheduling for Real-Time Wireless Networks", IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, Vol. 4, Issue 4, Dec 2017, pp. 692-706
  • D. Jiang, Y. Han, L. Miao, T. Zhu, and X. Ge, "Dynamic Access Approach to Multiple Channels in Pervasive Wireless Multimedia Communications for Technology Enhanced Learning", Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, vol. 31, no. 5, pp. 2497-2509, 2016
  • D. Jiang, Z. Yuan, P. Zang, L. Miao, and T. Zhu, “A Traffic Anomaly Detection Approach in Communication Networks for Applications of Multimedia Medical Devices”, Multimedia Tools and Applications, Springer, Volume 75, Issue 22, pp 14281–14305, November 2016
  • L. Miao, "Differential Secret Sharing in Wireless Networks", IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, Volume: 4, Issue: 2, 2015, Pages: 213-216

Recent Conference Papers   

  • L. Xu, K. Adebo, J. Zhao, L. Miao, “Distributed Drones for Power Line Inspection with Weighted Consensus Control in Dynamic Network Systems”, 2019 IEEE 3rd International Electrical and Energy Conference (CIEEC), Beijing, China, Sept, 2019 (best paper award)
  • L. Miao, “Making Smart Parking Decisions: A Driver’s Perspective”, the 4th International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Applications (ICCIA 2019), June 2019, Nanchang, China
  • L. Miao, “Optimal City Navigation for Pedestrians using Agent-specific Q-learning”,  American Control Conference, June 2018, Milwaukee, WI
  • L. Miao, “Structural Properties of Optimal Wireless Transmission Using Harvested Energy”, the 2nd International Conference on Robotics and Automation Sciences, June 2018, Wuhan, China
  • A. Mikaiel and L. Miao, “Using LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Robotic Kit and EV3DEV to Implement a Self-Balancing Robot”, the 2nd International Conference on Software Engineering and Development, June 2018, Chengdu, China (best presentation award)
  • L. Miao and L. Xu, “Toward Intelligent Traffic Light Control with Quality-of-Service Provisioning”, 2017 International Conference on Information Technology and Intelligent Transportation Systems, June 2017, Xi’an, China
  • L. Miao and D. Jiang, “Optimal Secret Sharing for Secure Wireless Communications in the Era of Internet of Things”, the 4th International Conference on Smart and Sustainable City, June 2017, Shanghai, China
  • L. Miao, J. Farzidayeri, W. Boles, and A. Nasab, “An indoor Bocce game played by autonomous robots”, the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition 2017, Columbus, OH
  • L. Miao, "Optimal On-Off Scheduling for a Class of Discrete Event Systems with Real-Time Constraints", American Control Conference, May 2017, Seattle, WA
  • L. Miao, “Calibration-Free Wireless Indoor Localization (CAFLOC)”, Workshop on IoT Infrastructures and Data Analytics for Smart Cities, March 2017, Paris, France
  • L. Miao, " Receding Horizon Control with Two Planning Horizons for a Class of Discrete Event Systems with Real-Time Constraints", 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Las Vegas, NV, USA 2016

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