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Thomas Kunz, PhD

Thomas Kunz is currently a professor in the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa. Ontario, He heads the Mobile Computing Group, researching wireless network architectures (manets. wireless mesh networks, and wireless sensor networks), network protocols (routing, mobile IP, and OoS support), and middleware layers for innovative wireless applications. He has served on more than 50 TPCs of international conferences and workshops in the mobile and wireless domain. He is the author or coauthor of more than 160 technical papers and received a number of prizes and best paper awards. He is a senior member of both ACM and IEEE.

Best paper awards:

  • Thomas Kunz and Ereth McKnight-MacNeil, "Implementing clock synchronization in WSN: CS-MNS vs. FTSP", Proceedings of the 7th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking, and Communications (WiMob 2011), Shanghai, China, pages 157-164, October 2011. Best Paper Award.
  • David Kidston and Thomas Kunz, "Using simulation to evaluate traffic engineering management services in maritime networks", Proceedings of the 2008 Spring Simulation Multiconference, Military Modeling and Simulation Symposium, Ottawa, Canada, pages 699-706, April 2008. Best Paper Award.
  • Furqan Haq and Thomas Kunz, "Simulation vs. emulation: Evaluating mobile ad hoc network routing protocols", Proceedings of the International Workshop on Wireless Ad-hoc Networks (IWWAN 2005), London, England, May 2005. Best Student Paper Award
  • Thomas Kunz, "Visualizing abstract events", Proceedings of the 1994 CAS Conference, IBM Canada Ltd. Laboratory, Centre for Advanced Studies, Toronto, Ont., Canada, pp. 334-343, November 1994. Best Student Paper Award.


  • 2012-13 Carleton University Research Achievement Award
  • 2011 Best Workshop Award at at IWCMC 2011 for the Workshop on Multihop Wireless Network Testbeds and Experiments
  • 2010 Carleton University Graduate Mentoring Award for Faculty
  • 2004-2005 Carleton University Research Achievement Award
  • 1996 IBM Canada Award for Contributions to the Technology Transfer between Academia and Industry