Marwan Krunz's research is in the broad area of wireless networking and communications, with emphasis on resource allocation strategies, distributed protocol design and security. Recently, he has been involved in projects related to 5G cellular systems; Wi-Fi protocols; millimeter wave, or mmWave, systems, including beam discovery, initial access, phased antenna arrays, and wireless backhauling; cognitive/agile radios; dynamic and shared spectrum access; harmonious coexistence of heterogeneous wireless systems; full-duplex transmissions; ultra-low-latency mobile edge computing for vehicle-to-everything, or V2X, communication; network slicing; physical-layer wireless security; satellite communications; multiple-input multiple-output, or MIMO, systems; energy management in wireless sensor networks; and streaming over wireless links. In the past, he worked on traffic analysis, packet scheduling, multimedia communications, power control, constraint-based routing, fault detection in optical networks, and other topics.

Krunz has co-authored more than 290 journal articles and peer-reviewed conference papers, and is a co-inventor of several patents and invention disclosures. His latest h-index is 60 and his total number of citations exceeds 12,000. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation; the US Department of Defense, including the Army Research Office, Air Force Research Laboratory, and Air Force Office of Scientific Research; NASA; the Qatar Foundation; South Korea, and several US and international corporations — with a total amount in excess of $18 million.


  • PhD Electrical Engineering - Michigan State University, 1995
  • MS Electrical Engineering - Michigan State University, 1992
  • BS Electrical Engineering - University of Jordan, 1990

Teaching Interests: Network design, wireless communications, performance evaluation, queueing theory, stochastic optimization, probability theory, game theory, and internet protocols

Research Interests: Wireless communications systems, including LTE, 5G and Wi-Fi; cross-technology communications; "internet of things," or IoT, and sensor networks; protocol design; mmWave communications; analog/digital beamforming; MIMO systems; wireless cybersecurity; dynamic and shared spectrum access; mobile edge computing; network slicing; space and satellite communications; and optical networking