Kemal Akkaya

Florida International University | Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Lecture Information:
  • March 23, 2018
  • 2:00 PM
  • ECS 241
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Speaker Bio

Dr. Akkaya leads the Advanced Wireless and Security Lab (ADWISE) at FIU. His research areas span various challenges of mobile and wireless networks, Internet-of-things and cyber-physical systems such as security, privacy, quality of service, topology control and mobility management. His research group design and implement algorithms that can be incorporated in real-life applications. Dr. Akkaya is the Area Editor of Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks and serves on the editorial board of IEEE Communication Surveys and Tutorials. He has been a guest editor for various journals and serves on the organizing committees of leading IEEE communication conferences such as IEEE LCN, ICC, Globecom, WCNC, and SmartGridComm. He has published over 100 papers that are cited more than 6000 times so far. Dr. Akkaya is a member of IEEE and IEEE Computer Society. He is also a member of IEEE Technical Committees on Communication, Cybersecurity, Smart Cities and Online Social Networks.


Mass penetration and market dominance of Electric Vehicles (EVs) are expected in the upcoming years. Due to their frequent charging needs, not only public and private charging stations are being built but also V2V charging options are considered. This forms a charging network with various suppliers and EV customers which can communicate to schedule charging operations. While an app can be designed to develop matching algorithms to schedule charging, the system also needs a convenient payment method that will enable privacy-preserving transactions among the suppliers and EVs. In our recent research, we adopted a Bitcoin-based payment system for the EV charging network payments. However, bitcoin has a transaction fee which would be comparable to the price of the charging service most of the time and thus may not be attractive to users. High transaction fees can be eliminated by building a payment network in parallel to the main ledger, with permission and signatures. In this talk, we will describe the design and implementation of such a network among charging stations and mobile EVs with flow and connectivity constraints and demonstrate results for the feasibility of the scheme under different circumstances.

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