Ruhai Wangis currently an Associate Professor in Phillip M. Drayer Department of Electrical Engineering at Lamar University, Texas. His research interests include space communications, space-based networks, deep-space and interplanetary Internet (IPN), and delay-/disruption-tolerant networks (DTN). He has published more than seventy research papers in international journals and conferences proceedings, with more than 80% of them published as first author. Dr. Wang received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, in 2001. He currently also serves as an endowed chair professor at Harbin Institute of Technology, China, and Soochow University, China.
Dr. Wang served as an Associate Editor and a Guest Editor for a number of international journals, such as Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (Wiley), the Journal of Security and Communication Networks (Wiley). In 2010, he served as a guest editor for IEEE Aerospace & Electronics Systems Magazine (AES-M) Special Issue on "Recent Trends in Interplanetary Communications Systems". He also frequently served as a Technical Program Committee Chair/Co-Chair for international conferences/symposia and workshops, such as the IEEE COMSOC flagship conference, International Conference on Communications (IEEE ICC 2007) Wireless Communications Symposium and the 2008 International Workshop on Satellite and Space Communications (IWSSC 2008). In addition, he gave technical tutorials on tactical space networks at well-known IEEE MILCOM and ICC conferences.