Academic Positions

  • Present 2017

    Senior Lecturer (Tenured Assoicate Professor in U.S. systems)

    The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

  • 2017 2015

    Lecturer

    The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

  • 2015 2015

    Senior Reserach Fellow

    Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

  • 2014 2012

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

  • Present 2012

    Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow

    The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

  • 2012 2011

    Visiting Scholar

    Centre Tecnologic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC) - Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

  • 2012 2008

    Research Assistant

    The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

  • 2008 2006

    Research Assistant

    The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 2012

    Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering

    The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

  • M.Phil2008

    Master of Philosophy

    The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

  • B.Eng. (1st Hon.) 2006

    Bachelor of Engineering

    The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Selected Honors and Awards

  • 2017
    Top Reviewer for outstanding contributions to IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology in 2016 (3 researchers were awarded)
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  • Feb. 2016
    IEEE Best Paper Award, International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC 2016)
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  • Jan. 2016
    Exemplary Reviewer of the IEEE Transactions on Communications
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    Top 3% of the reviewers are selected for recognizing their contribution to the journal
  • Jan. 2016
    Exemplary Reviewer of the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters
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    Top 3% of the reviewers are selected for recognizing their contribution to the journal
  • Dec. 2014
    Goldener Igel, Publication Award of the Telecommunications Laboratory (LNT), Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, 2014
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    2 awards out of 40 researchers
  • Dec. 2014
    Top Reviewer for outstanding contributions to IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology in 2014 (3 researchers were awarded)
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  • Dec. 2014
    Exemplary Reviewer of the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters
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    Top 3% of the reviewers are selected for recognizing their contribution to the journal
  • Dec. 2012
    Exemplary Reviewer of the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters
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    Top 3% of the reviewers are selected for recognizing their contribution to the journal
  • Apr. 2012
    IEEE Best Paper Award (WCNC)
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    IEEE Best Paper Award in IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2012), Paris, France, Apr. 2012. (1407 papers submitted, 620 accepted.)
  • Dec. 2011
    IEEE Best Paper Award (Globecom)
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    IEEE Best Paper Award in IEEE Global Communications Conference, Houston, USA, Dec. 2011. (2923 papers submitted, 1070 papers are accepted and there are 14 best papers)
  • Dec. 2011
    IEEE Student Travel Grant (Globecom)
    IEEE Student Travel Grant to attend the IEEE Global Communications Conference, Houston, USA, 2011. (20 awards out of 146 applications)
  • Jun. 2011
    IEEE Student Travel Grant (ICC)
    IEEE Student Travel Grant to attend the IEEE International Conference on Communications ICC 2011 in Kyoto, Japan, 2011 (19 student travel grants among 1093 papers)
  • Apr. 2010
    IEEE Student Travel Grant (WCNC)
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    IEEE Student Travel Grant to attend the IEEE Wireless Communications & Networking Conference in Sydney, Australia, 2010
  • 2009-2011
    Faculty of Applied Science Graduate Award
    $4000 CAD cash for each award year
  • 2008-2012
    UBC Four Year Doctoral Fellowships
    For the best PhD students (top 2-3 % of PhD student) in UBC
  • 2008-2012
    UBC Research Assistantship
  • Sep. 2008
    UBC Graduate Entrance Scholarship
    Graduate Entrance Scholarships are offered to the best and brightest incoming master's and doctoral students. $5000 CAD was awarded.
  • Sep. 2008
    IEEE Best Paper Award (ChinaCom)
    Best Paper Award at IEEE 2008 Third International Conference on Communications and Networking in China - Industrial Special Session
  • 2004-2008
    Scholarships and Awards

    Sumida & Ichiro Yawata Foundation Scholarship 2007/2008, $ 40000 HKD ( ~ 5128 USD)

    CenWIT Scholarship: R&D Excellence, Center for Wireless Information Technology, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Oct. 2006.

    First-Class Honors (B.Eng.), The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Jul 2006

    Best FYP (Final Year Project), Second runner up, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, June 2006

    Postgraduate Research Studentship, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Sept. 2006 Summer 2008

    Dean's List , The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology , Spring 2004-05, Fall 2005-06, Spring 2005-06