Zdenek Becvar
Associate Professor
phone: +420 2 2435 5964
Main research areas
Mobility management, Radio resource management, D2D, vehicular networks, network architecture

Short Bio

Zdenek Becvar received M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Telecommunication Engineering from the Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic in 2005 and 2010, respectively. Now, he is Associate Professor at the Department of Telecommunication Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic. From 2006 to 2007, he joined Sitronics R&D centre in Prague focusing on speech quality in VoIP. Furthermore, he was involved in research activities of Vodafone R&D center at Czech Technical University in Prague in 2009. He was on internships at Budapest Politechnic, Hungary (2007), CEA-Leti, France (2013), and EURECOM, France (2016). He has participated in several European and national research projects focused on mobile networks. In 2013, he becomes representative of the Czech Technical University in Prague in ETSI and 3GPP standardization organizations. He is a member of more than 15 program committees at international conferences and workshops. He also acts as a review for many prestigious journals including prestigious journals published by IEEE, Wiley, Elsevier or Springer. He published 4 book chapters and more than 60 conference or journal papers. He works on development of solutions for future mobile networks (5G and beyond) with special focus on optimization of radio resource management, mobility support, device-to-device communication, self-optimization, architecture of radio access network, and small cells.

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Selected recent projects

  • Communication in Self-optimizing Mobile Networks with Drones (01/2018 – 12/2020)
    • funded by Czech Science Foundation
    • main roles: principal researcher, positioning of the flying base station and users’ association based on genetic algorithms
  • Combined Radio Frequency and Visible Light Bands for Device-to-Device communication (01/2017 – 12/2019)
    • funded by Czech Science Foundation
    • main roles: performance limits, mobility management, mode selection
  • Game theoretic aspects of wireless spectrum access (07/2016 – 06/2018)
    • funded by Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of Czech Republic
    • main roles: leader of CTU team, resource allocation, spectrum sharing, emulation of network
  • FP7 TROPIC (09/2012 – 04/2015)
    • funded by European Commission
    • main roles: WP leader (Scenarios, Architecture, and Market Analysis), architecture design, path selection, developent of AR application
  • Prediction Algorithms for Efficient Mobility Management in Wireless Networks (01/2011 – 12/2014)
    • postdoc project funded by Czech Science Foundation
    • main roles: principal researcher, design of prediction algorithms for mobility management (NCL, admission, handover) in future mobile networks

Selected recent publications

  • K. da Costa Silva, Z. Becvar, C. R. Francês, "Adaptive Hysteresis Margin Based on Fuzzy Logic for Handover in Mobile Networks with Dense Small Cells", IEEE Access, 2018, in press.
  • R.G. Cheng, Z. Becvar, P.H. Yang, "Modeling of Distributed Queueing-based Random Access for Machine Type Communications in Mobile Networks", IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 129-132, 2018.
  • Z. Becvar, M. Vondra, P. Mach, J. Plachy, D. Gesbert, "Performance of Mobile Networks with UAVs: Can Flying Base Stations Substitute Ultra-Dense Small Cells?", European Wireless (EW 2017), pp. 1-6, 2017. BEST PAPER AWARD.
  • P. Mach, Z. Becvar, "Energy-aware Dynamic Selection of Overlay and Underlay Spectrum Sharing for Cognitive Small cells", IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 66, no. 5, 2017.
  • M. Vondra, Z. Becvar, P. Mach, "Vehicular network-aware route selection considering communication requirements of users for ITS", IEEE Systems Journal, 2016, in press.
  • J. Plachy, Z. Becvar, P. Mach, "Path Selection Enabling User Mobility and Efficient Distribution of Data for Computation at the Edge of Mobile Network", Computer Networks, vol. 108, 2016.
  • M. Vondra, Z. Becvar, "Distance-based Neighborhood Scanning for Handover Purposes in Network with Small Cells", IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 65, no. 2, pp. 883-895, 2016.
  • Z. Becvar, P. Mach, M. Vondra, "Self-optimizing neighbor cell list with dynamic threshold for handover purposes in networks with small cells", Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, vol. 15, no. 13, pp. 1729-1743, 2015.
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  • Best paper award at European Wireless 2017 for paper “Performance of Mobile Networks with UAVs: Can Flying Base Stations Substitute Ultra-Dense Small Cells?,”
  • Third place in Mobicom 2015 App Contest with Android application Percipio
  • Dean’s award for prestigiuous PhD thesis to my PhD student Michal Vondra (2015)
  • Dean’s awards for outstanding master thesis to my master students Jan Plachy (2014) and Yi-Shin Huang (2017)

Standardization bodies

  • ETSI – representative of Czech Technical University in Prague since 2013
  • 3GPP – 3GPP – contributor and representative of Czech Technical University in Prague since 2013

Reviewer for journals

  • IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
  • IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
  • IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
  • IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management
  • IEEE Wireless Communication Magazine
  • IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine
  • IEEE Network Magazine
  • IEEE Wireless Communications Letters
  • IEEE Communications Letters
  • EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking
  • Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing
  • Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies
  • Computer Networks
  • Telecommunication Systems
  • International Journal of Communication Systems
  • KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
  • Radioengineeering
  • Mobile Networks and Applications
  • AEUE – International Journal of Electronics and Communications

Editorial board of journals

  • Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing
  • KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
  • Journal of Convergence Information Technology
  • International Journal On Advances in Networks and Services

Conference committees

  • IEEE WCNC 2018 – TPC member
  • IEEE VTC 2018 – Spring – TPC member
  • ICUFN 2018 – Organizing Chair
  • IEEE VTC 2018 – Spring workshop CLEEN – Publicity chair & TPC member
  • IEEE Globecom 2017 – Mobile and Wireless Networks track – TPC member
  • IEEE CloudNet 2017 – General co-chair
  • CLEEN 2017 – TPC member
  • IEEE WCNC 2017 – TPC member
  • IEEE ICC 2017 workshop WDN-5G – TPC member
  • IWCMC 2017 – Steering committee
  • IGBSG 2016 – Track Chair
  • IEEE VTC 2015-Spring – Reviewer
  • IEEE WCNC 2015 workshop WDN-CN’15 – TPC member
  • ISNCC 2015 – TPC member
  • ISNE 2015 – TPC member
  • IEEE GLOBECOM 2014 workshop Broadband Wireless Access – Publicity chair & TPC
  • IEEE PIMRC 2014 workshop WDN-CN2014 – TPC member
  • IEEE WCNC 2014 workshop CLEEN – TPC member
  • IEEE PIMRC 2013 – TPC member
  • IEEE PIMRC 2013 workshop WDN-CN2013 – TPC member
  • IEEE VTC-Fall 2013 workshop CLEEN – TPC member
  • IFIP Networking 2012, Prague, May 2012, Organizing committee – Workshop Chair
  • International Conference on Networks, TPC member since 2008
  • TPC of various conferences organized by AICIT

Supervised PhD students