School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


Dr Gan Zheng PhD

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Reader in Signal Processing for Wireless Communications

A brief overview or profile: Dr. Gan Zheng received the B. E. and the M. E. from Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, and PhD degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, in Jan. 2008. From Dec. 2007 to Aug. 2013, He had been on various research and visiting positions with University College London, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and University of Luxembourg. From Sept. 2013 to Feb. 2016, he was with University of Essex as a Lecturer in Communications. Since Mar. 2016, he has been Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, as Senior Lecturer in Signal Processing and Networks.

He has published 2 book chapters, more than 60 papers including over 30 IEEE journal papers with 1700+ citations and has an h-index of 20. He has received 4 international best paper awards, including the prestigious 2015 GLOBECOM Best Paper Award on exploiting constructive interference and the first recipient of the 2013 IEEE Signal Processing Letters Best Paper Award on distributed relay cooperation. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is one of the Editors of the book titled “Advanced Relay Technologies in Next Generation Wireless Communications” to be published by the IET in 2016. He regularly serves Technical Programme Committees for major international conferences, and organises special issues in international journals and special sessions in international conferences. He is one of the leading Guest Editors of the special issue on “Exploiting Interference towards Energy Efficient and Secure Wireless Communications” in IEEE J. Sel. Topics Signal Process., 2016. He is the PI of a recently funded EPSRC project on full-duplex radios.

His general research interests lie in the analysis, design and optimization of algorithms and protocols that improve the efficiency, robustness and security of wireless communications networks. His current research interests include:

  • Cloud radio access networks
  • Cooperative and cognitive communications
  • Wireless energy transfer
  • Full-duplex radios
  • Physical layer security
  • Multiuser MIMO precoding
  • Mathematical optimization for communications

He is the PI of the recently funded EPSRC project “Unlocking Potentials of MIMO Full-duplex Radios for Heterogeneous Networks (UPFRONT)”.

Research Groups: Signal Processing and Networks Research Group





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