2024

  • [Heinrich Hertz Award] Our work titled "STAR-RISs: Simultaneous Transmitting and Reflecting Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces" received The IEEE Communications Society Heinrich Hertz Award for Best Communications Letter, 2024. [Link]
  • [Early Career Researcher Award] ] I received the 2024 Early Career Researcher Award from Queen Mary Research and Innovation. [School News] [LinkedIn Post] [Photo1] [Photo2]
  • 2023

  • [AAIA Fellow] I am elevated to AAIA Fellow in December, 2023. [Link]
  • [IEEE SPCC Vice Chair] I am elected as the Vice Chair of IEEE SPCC, with the starting from Jan. 1, 2024.
  • [IEEE VTC-Spring 2024 CFP] We are organizing IEEE VTC-Spring 2024 “Track 5: Machine Learning and AI for Communications”, Singapore, 2024. [Link]
  • [IEEE ICC 2024 CFP] We are organizing IEEE ICC 2024 Workshops on Near-Field Communications, Localization, and Sensing in June 2024. [Link]
  • [IEEE Fellow] I am elevated to IEEE Fellow in November, 2023. [Link]
  • [IEEE TNSE Excellent Editor Award 2023] I received the Excellent Editor Award from IEEE TNSE in 2023.
  • [IEEE ICC 2024 CFP] We are organizing IEEE ICC 2024 Workshops on Near-Field Communications, Localization, and Sensing in June 2024. [Link]
  • [NGMA-ETI 1st QMUL 6G Workshop] We organized the NGMA-ETI 1st QMUL 6G Workshop on November 6, 2023. [Link]
  • [IEEE ICCT 2023 Best Paper Award] Our paper entitled “A Near-Field Channel Model for Metasurface-Based STAR-RISs” won the IEEE ICCT 2023 Best Paper Award.
  • [Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher 2023] I received Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher award in November, 2023. [Certificate][School News]
  • [UK representative for URSI Commission C] I serve as the UK representative for the International Union of Radio Science (URSI) Commission C on “Radio communication Systems and Signal Processing” from September 1st 2023 to August 31st 2026.
  • [Associate Editor for IEEE COMST] I serve as the associate editor for IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials. [Link]
  • [IEEE JSAC CFP] We are organizing the following IEEE JSAC special issue on Next Generation Advanced Transceiver Technologies, with the submission deadline on 1 January 2024. [Link]
  • [UCOM 2023 Young Scientist Award] I am awarded Ucom 2023 Young Scientist Award.
  • [Work Item Rapporteur for ETSI RIS ISG] I serve as the Rapporteur for the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) RIS ISG work item on “Multi-functional Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (RIS): Modelling, Optimisation, and Operation” since May 2023.[Link]
  • [Area Editor for IEEE CL] I serve as the area editor for IEEE Communications Letters (CL). [Link]
  • [IEEE GLOBECOM 2023 CFP] We are organizing IEEE GLOBECOM 2023 Workshops on Next Generation Multiple Access (NGMA) for Future Wireless Communications in August 2023. [Link]
  • [EiC for IEEE ComSoc TC NewsLetter] I serve as the Co-Editor-in-Chief for IEEE ComSoc TC NewsLetter since May 2023. [Link]
  • [IEEE JSTSP CFP] We are organizing the following IEEE JSTSP special issue on Intelligent Signal Processing and Learning for Next Generation Multiple Access, with the submission deadline on 31 January 2024. [Link]
  • [IEEE PIMRC 2023 CFP] We are organizing IEEE PIMRC 2023 Workshops on Next Generation Multiple Access (NGMA) for Future Wireless Communications in September 2023. [Link]
  • [MIT Technology Review] I am listed as one of 35 Innovators Under 35 China in 2022 by MIT Technology Review. [Link]
  • [IEEE GLOBECOM 2023 CFP] We are organizing IEEE GLOBECOM 2023 Communication Theory Symposium in December 2023. [Link]
  • [Associate Editor for IEEE TNSE] I serve as the associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering (TNSE). [Link]
  • [2023 - Research.com Electronics and Electrical Engineering in United Kingdom Leader Award] I am ranked among top 1% scientists in the world and Top 100 in United Kingdom in the broad field of Electronics and Electrical Engineering. [Link]
  • [The 2023 AI 2000 Most Influential Scholars] I am listed among “The 2023 AI 2000 Most Influential Scholars“ in Internet of Things area. [Certificate]
  • [IEEE VTC-Spring 2023 CFP] We are organizing IEEE VTC-Spring 2023 Workshops on Next Generation Multiple Access (NGMA) for Future Wireless Communications in June 2023. [Link]
  • [IEEE WCNC 2023 CFP] We are organizing IEEE WCNC 2023 Workshops on Next Generation Multiple Access (NGMA) for Future Wireless Communications in March 2023. [Link]
  • [IEEE TCCN Vice Chair] I am elected as the Vice Chair Europe/Africa of IEEE TCCN, with the starting from Jan. 1, 2023.
  • 2022

  • [ETSI Membership] QMUL joined the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). I serve as the contactor of QMUL in ETSI. [Link]
  • [IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer] I have been selected as a 2023-2024 IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer. [Link]
  • [Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher 2022] I received Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher award in November, 2022. [Certificate]
  • [IEEE SPCC TC Best Paper Award 2022] Our paper entitled “Simultaneously Transmitting and Reflecting (STAR)-RISs: A Coupled Phase-Shift Model” won the 2022 IEEE SPCC TC Best Paper Award. [Certificate]
  • [ISWCS 2022 Best Paper Award] Our paper entitled “Semi-NOMA enabled Coexisting Semantic and Bit Communications” won the ISWCS 2022 Best Paper Award. [Certificate]
  • [Open-Sourced Code] We have created a Github page to provide the open source codes of our research. [Github]
  • [IEEE VTC 2022 Best Student Paper Award] Our paper entitled “STARS Enabled Integrated Sensing and Communications: A CRB Optimization Perspective” won the IEEE VTC2022-Fall Best Student Paper Award. [Certificate]
  • [IEEE Globecom 2022 CFP] We are organizing IEEE GLOBECOM 2022 Workshops on Next Generation Multiple Access (NGMA) for Future Wireless Communications in December 2022. [Link]
  • [IEEE VTC 2022 CFP] We are organizing IEEE VTC-Fall 2022 Workshops on Next Generation Multiple Access (NGMA) for Future Wireless Communications in September 2022. [Link]
  • Our recent STAR-RIS work with Prof. Octavia A. Dobre has been featured in the IEEE Xplore. [Link][Photo]
  • [URSI Young Scientist] I received the International Union of Radio Science (URSI) Young Scientist Award in 2022. [Certificate][Link]
  • [IEEE ComSoc ETI] We established an IEEE ComSoc Emerging Technologies Initiative (ETI) on the topic of Next Generation Multiple Access. [Link][Link]
  • [IEEE Network CFP] We are organizing the following IEEE Network special issue on the topic of Next Generation Multiple Access for 6G , with the submission deadline on 30th August 2022. [Link]
  • [IEEE Globecom 2022 CFP] We organized the IEEE GLOBECOM 2022 Workshop on the topic of Next Generation Multiple Access (NGMA) for Future Wireless Communications.[Link]
  • [MOU between QMUL and SUTD] QMUL and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for collaborations on 6G, where I serve as the coordinator of QMUL.[Link]
  • [IEEE Vehicular Technology Distinguished Lecturer] I am a IEEE Vehicular Technology Distinguished Lecturer.[Link]
  • [Top Electronics and Electrical Engineering Scientists] I am ranked among top 1% scientists in the world and Top 100 in United Kingdom in the broad field of Electronics and Electrical Engineering. [Link]
  • [The 2022 AI 2000 Most Influential Scholars] I am listed among “The 2022 AI 2000 Most Influential Scholars“ in Internet of Things area. [Link]
  • 2021

  • [Top 2% Scientists 2021] I am listed among the World's Top 2% Scientists by Stanford University in 2021.
  • [IEEE SPCC Secretary] I am elected as the Secretary of IEEE SPCC, with the starting from Jan. 1, 2022.[Link]
  • [IEEE ComSoc YP Outstanding Nominee] I received the IEEE ComSoc Young Professional Outstanding Nominee in 2021. [Certificate]
  • [IEEE CTTC Early Achievement Awards] I received the IEEE CTTC Early Achievement Awards in 2021.[Link]
  • [Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher 2021] I received Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher award in November, 2021.[Certificate] [School news]
  • [Promotion to a Senior Lectuer] I am promoted as a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), with effective date of Aug. 1st, 2021.
  • [Senior Editor of CL] I was invited to serve as a Senior Editor of IEEE Communication Letters, with effective date of July 1st, 2021.
  • [JSAC CFP] We organized the following JSAC special issue on the topic of Next Generation Multiple Access [Link], with the submission deadline in 1st August 2021.
  • [IEEE Globecom 2021 CFP] We organized IEEE GLOBECOM 2021 Workshop Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces for Future Wireless Communications [Link].
  • [Symposium Co-chair of GC] I am serving as the Symposium Co-chair for Cognitive Radio & AI-Enabled Networks for IEEE GLOBECOM 2022.
  • [Editor of TWC] I was invited to serve as an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, with effective date in Jan. 4th, 2021.

  • 2020


  • [NGMA for SPCC-SIG] As the Founding Chair, our proposal of Special Interest Group (SIG) in Signal Processing and Computing for Communications (SPCC) Technical Committee on the topic of signal processing Techniques for next generation multiple access (NGMA) has been approved in Dec, 9th 2020. [Link]
  • [IEEE ComSoc Outstanding Young Researcher Award] I Received [IEEE ComSoc Outstanding Young Researcher Award for EMEA] in Dec. 2020.
  • [Top 2% Scientists 2020] I am listed among the World's Top 2% Scientists by Stanford University in 2020. [Photo] [Link]
  • [Invited Talk on RIS] Invited by Hunan University, I delivered a talk entitled "Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces Aided Multi-user Systems", Nov. 21st 2020. [Slides] [Link]
  • [Invited Talk on NOMA for 6G] Invited by Beihang University, I delivered a talk entitled "Intelligent Massive NOMA towards 6G", Nov. 4th 2020. [Slides]
  • [Invited Talk on UAV] Invited by Beijing Jiaotong University, I delivered a talk entitled "AI Enabled UAV Communications Based Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access", Oct. 28th, 2020. [Slides]
  • [Invited Talk on NOMA] Invited by Beijing University and Post and Telecommunications, I deliver a talk entitled "Intelligent Massive NOMA towards 6G:what will be different?", Oct. 16th 2020. [Slides]
  • [Invited Talk on RIS-NOMA] Invited by Essex University, I deliver a talk entitled "On a Road to 6G: Interplay Between NOMA and Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces", Oct. 14th 2020. [Slides]
  • [Invited Talk on RIS] Invited by Southeast University, I deliver a talk entitled "Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (RIS) Aided Multi-user Systems: Interplay Between NOMA and RIS", Oct. 8th, 2020. [Link] [Recording] [Slides]
  • [Invited Talk on NOMA] Invited by Zhejiang University, I delivered a talk entitled "Intelligent Massive NOMA towards 6G: Signal Processing advances and Emerging Applications", Sept. 16th, 2020. [Link] [Slides]
  • [NOMA Tutorial in PIMRC 2020] Prof. Lajos Hanzo, Prof. Zhiguo Ding and I delivered a tutorial in IEEE PIMRC in London, UK entitled "Intelligent Massive NOMA towards 6G", Aug. 31st, 2020. [Link] [Slides]
  • [RIS ETI] I was invited to serve one of the Tutorials and Invited Presentations Officers for [Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces Emerging Technology Initiative] July, 2020.
  • [RIS Best Reading] As the key editor/contributor, our Best Readings in Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces has been released June, 2020. [Link]
  • [RISE for WTC-SIG] I was invited to serve the vice-chair Special Interest Group (SIG) Wireless Communications Technical Committee (WTC) on the topic of Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces for Smart Radio Environments (RISE), June, 2020. [Link]
  • [NOMA Best Reading] As the leading editor/contributor, our Best Readings in Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access has been released Feb, 2020. [Link]

  • 2019


  • [NOMA Tutorial in Globecom 2019] Prof. Lajos Hanzo and I delivered a tutorial in IEEE Globecom in Waikoloa, Hawaii entitled "Recent Development on NOMA: Signal Processing Advances and Emerging Applications".
  • [Nov. 2019] My first author book [Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access for Massive Connectivity] is published.
  • [May 2019] We organized the following IEEE Access special issue about NOMA [Link].
  • [May. 20th to 24th, 2019] I attend ICC for charing the NOMA full day workshop and presenting several technical papers.

  • 2018


  • [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 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".

  • 2017


  • [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].