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firefox-gray Editor, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Editor, IEEE Wireless Communication Letters
Editor, China Communications
IEEE Distinguished Lecturer of Vehicular Technology Society
Secretary of the IEEE Technical Committee on Cognitive Networks (TCCN)
Vice Director, IEEE ComSoC Online Content Borad (OCB)
Director of the Whitespace Machine Communications (WMC) Lab

Yue Gao (known as Frank) is a Reader in Antennas and Signal Processing, and Director of Whitespace Machine Communication (WMC) Lab in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). I worked as Research Assistant, Lecturer (Assistant Professor) and Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at QMUL after my PhD degree obtained from QMUL in 2007. I am currently leading a team developing theoretical research into practice in the interdisciplinary area among smart antennas, signal processing, spectrum sharing and internet of things (IoT) applications. I have published over 140 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, 2 patents, and 2 book chapters. I am an EPSRC Early Career Fellow (2018-2023) and a co-recipient of the EU Horizon Prize Award on Collaborative Spectrum Sharing in 2016, and have obtained the Research Performance Award from Faulty of Science and Engineering at QMUL in 2017. I am an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Wireless Communication Letter and China Communications. I have been served as Cognitive Radio Symposium Co-Chair of the IEEE GLOBECOM 2017, the Signal Processing for Communications Symposium Co-Chair for IEEE ICCC 2016, Publicity Co-Chair for IEEE GLOBECOM 2016, and General Chair of the IEEE WoWMoM and iWEM 2017. I am a Senior Member of IEEE, a Secretary of the IEEE Technical Committee on Cognitive Networks, and an IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Distinguished Lecturer. [CV in PDF]


I am always looking for outstanding and self-motivated PhD students. More information on the application process and funding opportunities is available here.

[Septebmer 2018] PhD Studentship  in Design of Phased Array Antennas in Millimetre-Wave Systems. Applications are invited for a full PhD Studentship starting in January 2019 to undertake research in the design of phased array antennas for millimetre-wave (mm-wave) systems. More details....

[March 2018] Lecturer (Teaching and Research) - Salary: £40,865 - £50,881 per annum (Grade 5), Date posted: 09-Mar-2018, Closing date: 08-Apr-2018. The School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at Queen Mary University of London is now looking to appoint a Lecturer to cover teaching in at least two of the following areas: Telecom Systems; Communications System Electronics; Signals and Systems. Applicants are particularly sought with strong research track record in the developing area of RF antenna measurement, microwave and millimetre-wave circuits to work in the Whitespace Machine Communication Lab ( under the Antennas and Electromagnetics Research Group. We also encourage applications in other relevant RF fields.[Apply online]

[January 2018] Awarded the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters Top Editor.

[September 2017] 2 x Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Salary: £32,956 - £36,677 (£16,478-£18,838 pro rata) (Grade 4), Closing date: 28-Sep-2017. Applications are invited for two, part-time, 18 months Research Assistant positions on developing Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and connectivity for precision livestock agriculture, with a particular focus on low power wide area networks (LPWAN). The research work is part of a project funded by Innovate UK in collaboration with 4 other academic and industry partners. [Apply online]

[September 2017] The PhD thesis entitled "Sub-Nyquist Wideband Spectrum Sensing and Sharing" is available to be downloaded here.

[July 2017] Elected IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Distinguished Lecturer.

[May 2017] LIVEQuest project is kicked off, which is supported by China–UK research and innovation bridges competition Newtwon Fund. It aims to develop Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and connectivity for precision livestock agriculture.

[May 2017] "Gao Y., Ma Y. (2017) Spectrum Sensing, Database, and Its Hybrid. In: Zhang W. (eds) Handbook of Cognitive Radio. Springer, Singapore." is published

[Jauary 2017] Research Performance Award, Faulty of Science and Engineering, QMUL.

[November 2016] Prestigious EU Horizon Prize Award on Collaborative Spectrum Sharing (DISTRIBUTE).