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. Prior to that, he received the received the M.S. and B.S. degrees from the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) in 2014 and 2011, respectively. He currently serves as an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Communications, and IEEE Communications Letters. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE. Dr. Liu is the recipient of the 2020 [IEEE ComSoc Outstanding Young Researcher Award for the Europe, Middle East and Africa Region] and the recipient of the 2020 Early Achievement Award of the IEEE ComSoc - Signal Processing and Computing for Communications (SPCC) Technical Committee. More information can be found in Google Scholar and Linkedin.


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  • [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 TGCN CFP] We organized the following IEEE TGCN special issue on the topic of Intelligent Reflecting Surface for Green Communication, Computing, and Sensing [Link], with the submission deadline in 10th Sept. 2021.
  • [IEEE Globecom 2021 CFP] We organized IEEE GLOBECOM 2021 Workshop Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces for Future Wireless Communications [Link].
  • [PhD studentships Oppotunities] LIDO-DTP PhD studentships are availabe here, [Link] with the application deadline of 31st May 2021.
  • [PhD studentships in EECS] A few PhD studentships of EECS in QMUL is availabe here, [Link].



  • 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 mathematical 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].

    Academic Awards

  • 2020 Early Achievement Award of the IEEE ComSoc - Signal Processing and Computing for Communications (SPCC) Technical Committee.
  • [IEEE ComSoc Outstanding Young Researcher Award for EMEA] 2020.
  • I am listed among the World's Top 2% Scientists by Stanford University, Nov, 2020. [Photo] [File] [Link]
  • 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

    • [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.
    • [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] I am listed among the World's Top 2% Scientists by Stanford University. [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]
    • [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.
    • [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].