Sample content image, right-aligned with border Yuanwei Liu is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in  School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) , London, U.K. (Sep. 2017-present). He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at King's College London (KCL) , London, U.K. (Sep. 2016- Aug. 2017). He received the Ph.D. degree from QMUL in 2016. He currently serves as an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Communications  IEEE Communications Letters  and IEEE Access.


  • [NOMA Tutorial in VTC] Prof. Lajos Hanzo and I will deliver a tutorial in VTC2019-Fall in Honolulu, Hawaii entitled "Recent Development on NOMA: Signal Processing Advances and Emerging Applications". [Link].
  • [Call for papers] As the Publicity Co-Chairs, we are currently organizing VTC2019-Fall in Honolulu, Hawaii [Link] [CFP].
  • [Call for papers] We organized the following IEEE Access special issue about NOMA [Link]. The deadline is 31 May 2019.

  • To Prospective Students

    I’m always looking for self-motivated students who want to pursue a Ph.D degree in Electronic Engineering and Computer science [Research Video]. If you are with a solid background in wireless communications/computer science and a strong grounding in machematical skills, please drop me an email with your CV. More information on the application process and funding opportunities is available here [PhD projects] [Applying for a PhD].
  • CSC scholarship for Chinese students [More information]
  • IDB Merit Scholarship for students from OIC countries [More information]
  • HEC scholarship for Pakistani Students [More information]

  • Research Fellowships

    I also welcome applications for post-doctoral research. I am happy to support your proposal application and hold your position in EECS of QMUL. Here are some relevant fellowship schemes which you might apply to [Link]. A recent Marie Sklodowska Curie fellowship can be found [Link].

    Academic Awards

  • Exemplary Reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communication, 2017. (Fewer than 2%) [Link]
  • Exemplary Reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Communication, 2017. (Fewer than 2%) [Link]
  • Exemplary Reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Communication, 2016. (Fewer than 2%) [Link]
  • Association of British Turkish Academics (ABTA) Doctoral Researcher Awards, Final Lists, 2017. [Link]
  • Travel grant for ‘Newton Fund Research Link’ 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey, 2017.
  • Exemplary Reviewer of IEEE Wireless Communication Letters, 2015. (Fewer than 3%) [Link]

  • Recent News

    • [May. 20th to 24th, 2019] I attend ICC for charing the NOMA full day workshop and presenting several technical papers.
    • [Oct. 8th to 12th] I delivered a short Course in Beijing Jiaotong University, entitled Massive Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access: Invoking Stochastic Geometry, Matching Theory and Machine Learning [Poster].
    • [Oct. 8th 2018] Our paper "UAV Communications Based on Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access" was accepted by IEEE Commun. Mag. [paper].
    • [Sep. 17th] A full scholarship was available on the topic of NOMA, IoT, machine learning and big data [Link].
    • [Sep. 14th 2018] We organized the following JSTSP special issue about NOMA [Link].
    • [Aug. 28th 2018] I serve as the publication/publicity Co-Chairs for VTC 2019fall in Hawaii. [Link]. Paper submissions are available now [Link].
    • [Aug. 27th 2018] Prof. Lajos Hanzo and I delivered a tutorial in VTC 2018 fall in Chicago, USA. The topic is Non-Orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) for 5G and beyond [Link]. The slides for the tutorial is available [slides].
    • [Aug. 16th 2018] We organized a full day event on non-Orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) for 5G and IoT networks: Tutorial and Workshop in ICCC 2018, Beijing. [Link]
    • [July 15th 2018] I received Exemplary Reviewer Award for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communication, 2017. (Fewer than 2%). [Link]
    • [June 27th 2018] We organized 2nd International QMUL-BUPT Joint Workshop on ``Smart Communications and Intelligent Signal Processing for 5G and IoT Networks". [Link]
    • [June 26th 2018] As one of the key founders, we established the QMUL-BUPT Joint Research Laboratory on Smart Communications. [Photo]
    • [June 25th 2018] I gave an invited talk "Joint User Scheduling and Power Allocation for NOMA-MmWave Networks" in Beihang University [Links].
    • [June 22th 2018] I gave an invited talk Zhejiang University [Links].
    • [May 20th-25th 2018] I attended IEEE Int. Communications Conf. (ICC'18) for presenting five papers.
    • [April 15th 2018] I received Exemplary Reviewer Award for IEEE Transactions on Communication, 2017. (Fewer than 2%). [Link]
    • [Mar. 16th-20th 2018] I gave three invited talks in Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications and Beihang University [Links].
    • [Mar. 1st 2018] Seven Web of Science Highly Cited papers (Top 1%) and two Web of Science Hot paper (Top 0.1%) [Picture] [Links].
    • [Jan. 20th 2018] Our paper "Optimal Throughput Fairness Trade-offs for Downlink Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access over Fading Channels" was accepted by IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.
    • [Jan. 8th 2018] Six papers to be presented at IEEE Int. Communications Conf. (ICC'18).
    • [Jan. 2nd 2018] Two journals were accepted by IEEE Wireless Communications (IF:8.97), entitled "Multiple Antenna Assisted Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access" and "Toward Cross-Layer Design for Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access: A Quality-of-Experience Perspective".
    • [Dec. 29th 2017] Our paper "Sparse Representation with Applications in Wireless Communications" was accepted by IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (IF:9.64).
    • [Dec. 12th 2017] We jointly organize a workshop with BUPT entitled "Emerging Advances for 5G Networks and Beyond: Concepts, Technologies, and Applications" [links], where I give two invited talks.
    • [Dec. 4-8th 2017] I attend IEEE Globecom 2017 for presenting three papers.
    • [Nov. 8th 2017] One TWC journal "Optimal User Scheduling and Power Allocation for Millimeter Wave NOMA Systems" was accepted.
    • [Oct. 27th 2017] One first author journal [Proceedings of the IEEE] (IF: 9.24) "Non-orthogonal Multiple Access for 5G and Beyond'' was accepted. An interesting demonstration for this paper is available on [Video] and [Slides].
    • [Oct. 2017] One more TWC journal was listed in Web of Science Highly Cited papers (Top 1%).
    • [Sep. 1st 2017] Join Queen Mary University of London as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor).
    • [Aug. 2017] Four Web of Science Highly Cited papers (Top 1%) and one Web of Science Hot paper (Top 0.1%) [Link].