Education

  • Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering, July 2005
    University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Jan. 2001
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, July 1998
    Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China

Employment

  • Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering, 2013 - Present
    University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering, 2008 - 2013
    University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Assistant Professor in Computer & Engineering Science, 2005 - 2008
    Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California

Research Experience

  • Director, Intelligent Information Sensing, Processing & Transmission Lab, 2008 - Present
    University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
  • Director, Agilient Technologies Communication Lab, 2005 - 2008
    Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
  • Research Assistant, Digital Communication Lab, 2001 - 2005
    University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • Research Associate, Mitsubishi Electric Research Lab, 2003, 2004
    Cambridge, MA
  • Research Assistant, Broadband Communication Lab, 1999 - 2001
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Research Assistant, Synthetic Aperture Radar Lab, 1997 - 1998
    Beijing University of Aero. & Astro., Beijing, China

Awards

  • IEEE Distinguished Lecture, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, 2018 - 2020.
  • Outstanding Service Award, Signal Processing and Communication Electronics Technical Committee, IEEE Communication Society, 2016.
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Services as an Editor, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Communication Society, 2016.
  • Outstanding Research Award, University of Arkansas, 2016.
  • William D. and Margaret A. Brown Faculty Excellence Award, University of Arkansas, 2016.
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Arkansas, 2014.
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Teaching, University of Arkansas, 2014.
  • William D. and Margaret A. Brown Faculty Excellence Award, University of Arkansas, 2012.
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Arkansas, 2012.
  • Certificate of Appreciation for IEEE International Conference on Communications in China, IEEE Communication Society, 2012.
  • Certificate of Appreciation for IEEE International Conference on Communications, IEEE Communication Society, 2012.
  • Certificate of Appreciation for IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium, IEEE Communication Society, 2012.
  • IEEE Communication Society Membership Development Support Grant, IEEE Communication Society, 2011.
  • Outstanding Service to Students Award, University of Arkansas, 2011.
  • Outstanding Service Award for IEEE Global Telecommunication Conference, IEEE Communication Society, 2010.
  • Certificate of Appreciation for IEEE International Conference on Communications, IEEE Communication Society, 2010.
  • Certificate of Appreciation for IEEE Global Telecommunication Conference, IEEE Communication Society, 2009.
  • New Faculty Commendation for Teaching Committment, University of Arkansas, 2009.

Professional Activities

  • Editorship
    • Associate Editor, IEEE Access, 2013 - Present
    • Editor, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 2011 - 2016
    • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 2007 - 2011
  • Chair for Conferences
    • Co-Chair for Signal Processing for Communications Symposium, IEEE Internal Conference on Communications (ICC 2019), Shanghai, China, June 2019.
    • Co-Chair for Selected Topics in Communications Symposium, IEEE Internal Conference on Communications in China (ICCC 2018), Beijing, China, August 2018.
    • Co-Chair for Student Travel Grant, IEEE Global Telecommunication Conference (Globecom 2018), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 2018.
    • Chair for Internet of Things (IoT) Track, IEEE Global Telecommunication Conference (Globecom 2017), Singapore, Dec. 2017.
    • Leading Co-chair for Wireless Communication Symposium, IEEE/CIC International Conference on Communications in China (ICCC 2017), Qingdao, China, Oct. 2017.
    • Leading Co-chair for Communication Theory Symposium, International Conference on Wireless Communications and Signal Processing (WCSP 2017), Nanjing, China, Oct. 2017.
    • Co-chair for Workshop on Big Data and Wireless Networks (BDWN, in conjunction with IEEE Globecom 2016), Washington, DC., U.S.A., Dec. 2016.
    • Co-Chair for Wireless Communication Symposium, IEEE Global Telecommunication Conference (Globecom 2015), San Diego, CA, U.S.A., Dec. 2015
    • Co-Chair, International Workshop on Self-Organizing Heterogeneous Networks (So-HetNets, in conjunction with WCNC 2015), New Orleans, LA, U.S.A., Mar. 2015
    • Co-Chair for Technical Program, International Workshop on Emerging MIMO Technologies with 2D Antenna Array for 4G LTE-Advanced and 5G (E-MIMO, in conjunction with ICNC 2015), Anaheim, CA, U.S.A., Feb. 2015
    • Co-Chair for Publicity, IEEE International Conference on Communications in China (ICCC 2012), Beijing, China, Aug. 2012
    • Chair for Student Demos, IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS 2012), Maui, Hawaii, Apr. 2012
    • Co-Chair for Wireless Communication Symposium, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2012), Ottawa, Canada, June 2012
    • Co-Chair and Organizer for the Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) Panel, IEEE Global Telecommunication Conference (Globecom 2011), Houston, Texas, U.S.A., Dec. 2011
    • Chair for GOLD Best Paper Award for IEEE Global Telecommunication Conference (Globecom 2010), 2010
    • Co-Chair for Student Program, IEEE Global Telecommunication Conference (Globecom 2010), Miami, Florida, U.S.A., Dec. 2010
    • Chair and Organizer for the Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) Panel, IEEE Global Telecommunication Conference (Globecom 2010), Miami, Florida, U.S.A., Dec. 2010
    • Chair for Student Travel Grant, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2010), Capetown, South Africa, May 2010
    • Co-chair for Communication and Information Theory Symposium, International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2010), Normandie, France, June 2010
    • Co-chair for Wireless Communication Symposium, IEEE Global Telecommunication Conference (Globecom 2009), Hawaii, U.S.A., Nov. 2009
    • Co-chair for Special Session on Intelligent Structural Health and Safety Monitoring, IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC 2009), St. Louis, MO, U.S.A., Oct. 2009
  • Professional Organizations and Committees
    • Member, IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc) Membership Service Board, 2018 - Present
    • Secretary, IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc) Signal Processing and Communications Electronics (SPCE) Technical Committee, 2017 - Present
    • Chair for the Special Interest Group on Signal Processing for Big Data in Wireless Networks, IEEE Communication Society, 2015 ~ Present
    • Member of the IEEE Communication Society Student Competition Committee, 2015
    • Chair for the Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) Committee of the IEEE Communication Society, 2010 ~ 2014
    • Member of the IEEE Communication Society Membership Program Development Board (MPDB), 2010 ~ 2014
    • Member of the Student Travel Grant Committee for IEEE Global Telecommunication Conference, 2012
  • Technical Program Committee Member for Conferences
    • IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2017), Paris, France, June 2017.
    • IEEE Global Telecommunication Conference (GLOBECOM 2016), Washinton, DC, Dec. 2016.
    • IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2015), London, UK, June 2015.
    • IEEE Global Telecommunication Conference (GLOBECOM 2014), Austin, TX, Dec. 2014.
    • IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2014), Sydney, Australia, June 2014.
    • IEEE Global Telecommunication Conference (GLOBECOM 2013), Atlanta, Georgia, Dec. 2013.
    • IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2013), Budapest, Hungary, June. 2013.
    • IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2013), Shanghai, China, Apr. 2013.
    • IEEE Global Telecommunication Conference (Globecom 2012), Anaheim, California, Dec. 2012.
    • IEEE Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC 2012), Sydney, Australia, Sept. 2012.
    • IEEE International Conference on Communications in China (ICCC 2012), Beijing, China, Aug. 2012.
    • International Conference on Communications and Mobile Computing (CMC 2012), Guilin, China, May 2012.
    • IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2012), Ottawa, Canada, June 2012.
    • International Conference on Systems and Informatics (ICSAI 2012), Yantai, China, 2012.
    • IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC 2011 Fall), San Francisco, U.S., Sept. 2011.
    • IEEE Global Telecommunication Conference (Globecom 2011), Houston, Texas, Dec. 2011.
    • IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2011), Kyoto, Japan, June 2011.
    • World Congress on Computer Science and Information Engineering (CSIE 2011), Changchun, China, Jun 2011.
    • International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT 2011), Ayia Napa, Cyprus, May 2011.
    • IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Spring (VTC 2011 Spring), Budapest, Hungary, May 2011.
    • IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Fall (VTC 2010 Fall), Ottawa, Canada, Sept. 2010.
    • IEEE Global Telecommunication Conference (Globecom 2010), Miami, Florida, Dec. 2010.
    • IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2010), Capetown, South Africa, May 2010.
    • IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Spring, Taiwan (VTC 2010 Spring), China, May 2010.
    • International Conference on Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing (ICA3PP 10), Busan, Korea, May 2010.
    • IEEE Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC 2009), Tokyo, Japan, Sept., 2009
    • IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2009), Dresden, Germany, Jun. 2009
    • IEEE Global Telecommunication Conference (Globecom 2009), Hawaii, U.S.A., Nov. 2009
    • IEEE Wireless Communication & Networking Conference (WCNC 2009), Budapest, Hungary, April 2009.
    • IEEE Advanced Networking and Telecommunication Systems (ANTS 2008), Bombay, India, Dec. 2008
    • IEEE Wireless Communications & Networking Conference (WCNC 2008), Las Vegas, NV, Mar. 2008
    • IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2008), Beijing, China, June 2008
    • IEEE Global Telecommunication Conference (Globecom 2007), Washington, DC, U.S.A., Nov. 2007
    • IEEE Wireless Communications & Networking Conference (WCNC 2007), Hongkong, China, Mar. 2007
    • IEEE International Conference on Communication (ICC 2007), Glasgow, Scotland, June 2007
    • IEEE Global Telecommunication Conference (Globecom 2006), San Francisco, CA, U.S.A., Nov. 2006
  • Technical Reviewer for Journals
    • IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communication
    • IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
    • IEEE Transactions on Communications
    • IEEE Communication Letters
    • IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting
    • IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
    • IEEE Journal on Selected Areas of Communications
    • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems - I
    • International Journal on Wireless Information Networks
  • Technical Reviewer for International Conferences
    • IEEE International Conference on Communication (ICC)
    • IEEE Global Tecommunication Conference (Globecom)
    • IEEE Wireless Communications & Networking Conference (WCNC)
    • IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC)