Assistant Professor,
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,
Russ College of Engineering and Technology,
Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701

Office: 351 Stocker Center
chenji at ohio dot edu
Fax: +1-740-593-0007 (this page)


I am an Assistant Professor in the School of EECS at Ohio University, where I lead the Wireless Systems Research Group (WSRG). My area of research is computer networking, and (current) specific research interests include:

Previously, I was a postdoc in the Wireless Networks Lab, headed by Prof. Zygmunt J. Haas, in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas. I received my PhD and MS in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University, advised by Prof. Radu Stoleru. Back in 2007, I happened to obtain a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, from NITK Surathkal, India. I am originally from Bangalore, India.

Sponsored Research

We are very grateful to these agencies for sponsoring our group's research:

Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN): "Intelligent Channel Sensing Based Secure Cross Layer Cognitive Networking for Resilient Space Communication". $800,000 (2016-2018). PI: John Wu (Wright State), co-PIs: Vijay Devabhaktuni, Ahmad Javaid (Univ. of Toledo), Bob Mills and Scott Graham (Air Force Institute of Technology), Gordon Stewart (Ohio University). My role: local PI @ Ohio University ($100,000).
National Science Foundation (NSF) #1657279: "CRII: NeTS OP: A Software Defined Approach to Laser-based Free Space Optical Networks". $175K (2017-2019). Single PI.
REU Supplement: $16,000 (2017) Project webpage
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR): "DistressNet-NG: Resilient Mobile Broadband Communication and Edge Computing for FirstNet". $1,800,000 (2017-2020). PI: Prof. Radu Stoleru @ Texas A&M. Co-PI: Dr. Walt Magnussen @ Texas A&M. My role: local PI @ Ohio University ($500,000).
Project webpage