Education Profile

  • Ph.D., Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, China, 2007
  • B.Sc., Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, China, 2002

Li Xia was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Networking Research Lab (NETLAB) in King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), working with Professor Basem Shihada in his research group. Currently, Li is an Associate Professor at Tsinghua University, China.

Research Interests

Li's research interests included Operations research, stochastic optimization, queueing theory, Markov decision processes.

Selected Publications

  • L. Xia and B. Shihada, "Decentralized Transmission Scheduling in Energy-Critical Multi-Hop Wireless Networks", in Proc. American Control Conference, pp. 113-118, 2013. [PDF]


Wireless mesh networks (WMNs) are a type of ad hoc wireless network that uses multi-hop wireless communications to provide or improve connectivity between wireless devices.
In this project, we considered the optimization of transmission power and delay in a wireless mesh networks.

Selected Publications

Xia, L., & Shihada, B. (2015). A Jackson network model and threshold policy for joint optimization of energy and delay in multi-hop wireless networks. European Journal of Operational Research, 242(3), 778–787. doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2014.10.063
Xia, L., & Shihada, B. (2014). Power and delay optimisation in multi-hop wireless networks. International Journal of Control, 87(6), 1252–1265. doi:10.1080/00207179.2013.873953
Xia, L., & Shihada, B. (2013). Max-Min Optimality of Service Rate Control in Closed Queueing Networks. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 58(4), 1051–1056. doi:10.1109/tac.2012.2218145
Jamshaid, K., Shihada, B., Xia, L., & Levis, P. (2011). Buffer Sizing in 802.11 Wireless Mesh Networks. 2011 IEEE Eighth International Conference on Mobile Ad-Hoc and Sensor Systems. doi:10.1109/mass.2011.34