Dr. Jie Gao

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Jie Gao

Assistant Professor

Jie Gao received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, in 2009 and 2014, respectively. He was an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow with Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada, from 2017 to 2019 and a Research Associate with the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, from 2019 to 2020. Before joining the School of Information Technology, Carleton University, he was an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, USA, from 2020 to 2022. His research interests include machine learning for communications and networking, cloud and multi-access edge computing, Internet of Things (IoT) and industrial IoT solutions, and next-generation (6G) wireless networks in general. Jie is a Senior Member of IEEE, a member of IEEE ComSoC and IEEE VTS, the Lead Associate Editor for IEEE Access Vehicular Technology Society Section, and an Associate Editor for Springer Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications.

Research Areas

  • Machine learning for communications and networking
  • Internet of things (IoT) and industrial IoT solutions
  • Connected and autonomous vehicles
  • Cloud computing and multi-access edge computing
  • Architecture and protocol design for 6G networks
  • Integrated satellite-terrestrial networks
  • Network virtualization and digital twin

Research Topics

  • Network Technology
  • Virtual & Augmented Reality
  • Computer Networks (Planning, Design, Architecture)
  • Cloud, Fog, and Edge Computing
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Software Defined Networks (SDN)
  • Ad-hoc and Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence
  • Connected/Autonomous Vehicles



  • Lead Associate Editor, the Vehicular Technology Society Section in IEEE Access, since 2020
  • Associate Editor, Springer Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications, since 2020

Conferences and Workshops

  • Publication Co-Chair, 7th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things Design and Implementation, 2022
  • Workshop 10 "Autonomous Vehicular Networking" Co-Chair, IEEE Conference on Vehicular Technology (Fall), 2021

Technical Program Committees

  • IEEE International Conference on Communications, since 2018
  • IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, since 2020
  • IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, since 2019
  • IEEE Middle East & North Africa Communications Conference, 2019