Chansu (Charles) Yu

Cleveland State University
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mobile Computing Research Laboratory

Office: SH 437
2121 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44115


Phone: (216) 687-2584
FAX: (216) 687-5405
c.yu91 AT



My major on-going projects are

For a more complete list of my projects, please go to MCRL home page.

My general research interests include wireless networks, sensor networks, mobile computing, and parallel and distributed systems. I lead the Mobile Computing Research Laboratory (MCRL) at Cleveland State.

Currently, my primary research interest is on designing autonomous mobile networks, where sensory and adaptation capabilities work in harmony to realize *-agile behaviors.

Research Highlights:

  • We design and implement a cooperative RF scene mapping mechanism using Android-based mobile devices for mobile social network applications.
  • We analyze the computational complexity of communication functions using GNU Radio SDR software to take communication and computation in a unified framework.
  • We designed and experimented Multihop Opportunistic Transmission Protocol (MTOP) that significantly advances the communication efficiency in a mixture of devices with different bit rates. It is being integrated with bandwidth scaling and modulation diversity techniques to further improve the network performance. We also designed Path-centric Rate Adaptation (PRAM) algorithm, which is a cross-layer routing scheme. It is being tested using ns-2 simulation as well as Emulab emulation environment.
  • We investigate uncertainty in mobile networks and methods to overcome are being developed.
  • We design and implement autonomic networking architecture called SINA.
  • Work in progress



·          My complete list of publications


 Publications and preprints in this year (2012):

  • C. Yu, R. Fiske, S-M. Park and W-T. Kim, Many-to-One Communication Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks, International Journal of Sensor Networks, 2012 (accepted for publication, pdf)
  • J-Y. Lee, C. Yu, K. G. Shin, and Y-J. Suh, Maximizing Transmission Opportunities in Wireless Multihop Networks, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2012 (accepted for publication, pdf).
  • W. Wanalertlak, B. Lee, C. Yu, M. Kim, S-M. Park and W-T. Kim, Scanless Fast Handoff Technique Based on Global Path Cache for WLANs, Journal of Supercomputing, 2012 (accepted for publication, pdf).
  • S. Lim, C. Yu, and C. R. Das, Cache Invalidation Strategies for Internet-based Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks, Computer Communications, Elsevier, Vol. 35, Issue 3, February 2012, pp. 380-391. (pdf)


  • I am involved in these workshops/conferences.

                  ·          IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2013 & 2012)

·          Eighth IEEE PerCom Workshop on Pervasive Wireless Networking (PWN12)

·          IEEE 76th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC 2012-Fall)

·         International Conference on Mobile Services, Resources, and Users (MOBILITY 2012)

·          IEEE Workshop on Mobile Peer-to-Peer Computing (MP2P11)


Funded Projects

  • Participatory Sensing for Intelligent Transportation Systems, CSU Undergraduate Summer Research Experience Program, Summer 2011
  • Mobility and Security Support in Cyber Physical Systems of Battlefield,” Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, July 1 2010~January 31, 2012
  • Enabling Pervasive Participatory Sensing Applications,” CSU Undergraduate Summer Research Experience Program, Summer 2010
  • Towards a Lightweight Highly Dependable Storage System for Home Networks, REU Supplement to “MRI: Acquisition of Equipment to Establish a Secure and Dependable Computing Infrastructure for Research and Education at Cleveland State University,” NSF, Sep. 1, 2008~Aug. 30, 2011
  • MRI: Acquisition of Equipment to Establish a Secure and Dependable Computing Infrastructure for Research and Education at Cleveland State University, NSF CNS-0821319, Sep. 1, 2008 ~ Aug. 30, 2011
  • Touch-Based Pervasive Computing Exploration, CSU Undergraduate Summer Research Experience Program, Summer 2009
  • Collaborative Research: NeTS: Exploring Data Access in Internet-based Wireless Mobile Networks, NSF CNS-0831853, Oct. 1, 2008 ~ Feb. 28, 2010
  • My research is also supported by NRF (Korea) and ETRI.



This is a web page with links to alumni of my group.

I have been lucky to be able to recruit a stellar group of students. Current students in my group are:

  • Robert Fiske
  • Li-Mei Hou
  • Xiang Li
  • Rakesh Vanam

There are many more interesting projects than we can actively pursue; thus, I am currently looking for motivated graduate students. Please take a look at my recent publications listed above to see if you have a reasonable background and if there is a potential match between my research interests and yours. If you feel comfortable understanding, and (potentially) criticizing those papers, please feel free to contact me.

This link contains useful information for graduate students.



  • EEC 687/787 Mobile Computing: Spring 2002, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2011, Fall 2012
  • EEC 685/785 Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computer Systems: Fall 2002, Fall 2003
  • EEC 581 Computer Architecture: Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2010, Fall 2011
  • EEC 485 High Performance Computer Architecture: Fall 2002, Fall 2003, Fall 2004, Fall 2005, Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2010
  • EEC 483 Computer Organization Course: Fall 2001, Fall 2002, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Fall 2011
  • EEC 380 Digital Systems, Summer 2006
  • System Modeling and Performance Evaluation : Fall 2000 (ICU)
  • Computer Architecture : Spring 1998 (ICU)
  • High Performance Computer Architecture : Spring 2000 (ICU)
  • Parallel Programming : Summer 1999 (ICU)


Other info

  • Short bio: Prof. Chansu (Charles) Yu received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Seoul National University, Korea, in 1982 and 1984, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1994. He has been with LG Electronics for more than ten years. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio. He has authored/coauthored more than 70 technical papers and numerous book chapters in the areas of mobile networking, performance evaluation and parallel and distributed computing. Dr. Yu's research is supported by National Science Foundation and other government agencies and industry. Dr. Yu is a member of the IEEE and IEEE Computer Society.
  • Academic advisor is Chita R. Das.
  • Personal page

Last updated: July 1, 2012