Daniel C. Lee, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Simon Fraser University
School of Engineering Science
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A  1S6

E-mail: dchlee at sfu dot ca

Office Location: Applied Science Building, Room 9831



Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, from Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dissertation: “On Open-Loop Admission Control into a Queueing System

Advisor: Professor John N. Tsitsiklis


M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, from Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Thesis: “Task Allocation for Efficient Performance of a Decentralized Organization

Thesis supervisor: Professor John N. Tsitsiklis


B.S. Electrical Engineering, from University of Maryland


B.S. Mathematics, from University of Maryland



  • Computer and communication networks
  • Wireless Communications
  • Multimedia transport




Simon Fraser University

September 2011 – present

Professor in the School of Engineering Science


September 2005 – August 2011

Associate Professor in the School of Engineering Science


Wright State University

September 2004 – August 2005

Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering


University of Southern California

September 1998 – August 2004

Burnaby, BC







 Dayton, OH





Los Angeles, CA

Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering



U. S. Naval Research Laboratory

1993 - 1998    Electronics Engineer

                                  Washington, DC



NYNEX  Science and Technology

     White Plains, NY







National Institutes of Health

  Bethesda, MD

Physical Science Aid





·     Sigma Xi,

·     Eta Kappa Nu,

·     Phi Kappa Phi

·     Association for Computing Machinery

·     Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers





·       Frederick C. Hennie III Teaching Award, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

·       Alan Berman Research Publication Award, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

·       Navy's Outstanding Performance Award, U. S. Naval Research Laboratory





[P1]        D. C. Lee and M. Naeem, “EDA-based detection of communication signals,” United States Patent US 8,391,421 B2, Mar.5, 2013.


[P2]        D. C. Lee and M. Naeem, “Methods of selecting signal transmitting, receiving, and/or sensing devices with probabilistic evolutionary algorithms in information conveyance systems,” United States Patent US 8,457,240 B2, June 4, 2013.


[P3]        D. C. Lee, E. Lee, and E. Seyedin, “Method of multiple devices self-forming a network and coordinating medium access,” United States Patent 61/683,719,  pending.


[P4]        D. Lee and S. Yang, “Method of wireless networked apparatus for coordinating medium access with short consecutive control time slots and neighborhood information,” United States Patent 61/747,215, pending.




Selected Publications


Talks Recently Given



Useful courses for our research:

·        Advanced Computer Networks

·        Dynamic programming

·        Queueing Theory for Performance Modeling

·        Computational Solution of Optimization Problems

·        Digital communications (Physical layer issues)


Advice on Research and Writing