Dr. Ning Wang

Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of British Columbia
2332 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC  Canada V6T 1Z1
Email: ningw[at]ece[dot]ubc[dot]ca

I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia, where I am working in the Data Communications research group, under the supervision of Professor Vijay K. Bhargava

I received my Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Victoria and my M.A.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 2013 and 2010, respectively.  Prior to moving to Canada, I earned my B.Eng. degree in Communication Engineering from Tianjin University, China in 2004 and worked as a Wireless Communication System Engineering at China Information Technology Design and Consulting Institute from 2004 to 2008.

My research interests are in the general area of wireless communications and networking, which include radio resource management, cooperative wireless communications, information-theoretic security, optical wireless communications, and statistical signal processing for communications.

Mar. 2014 – present        Postdoctoral research fellow at The University of British Columbia.

Research projects:          Radio resource management for spectrum and energy design of 5G networks.

Sep. 2013 – Feb. 2014    Postdoctoral research fellow at The University of British Columbia.

Research projects:          Two-stage multi-antenna systems for NLOS wireless backhaul applications.

                                        Enhancing security of FSO communications with secret key agreement.

May 2012 – Mar. 2013    Mitacs-Accelerate intern at the University of Victoria (sponsored by IBM).

Project participated:        Supporting scientific computing with parallel architectures.

Sep. 2010 – Aug. 2013   Graduate research and teaching assistant at the University of Victoria.

Research topic:               Cross-layer design for cooperative wireless networking.

Teaching:                         Continuous signals and systems; Linear circuits; Microprocessor-based systems.

Sep. 2008 – Jun. 2010    Graduate research and teaching assistant at the University of British Columbia.

Research topic:               Parameter estimation for wireless fading and turbulence channels.

Teaching:                         Electricity and magnetism; Digital and analog circuits; Instrumentation and data analysis; Probability and stochastic processes; Digital communications.

Aug. 2004 – Jul. 2008     Mobile communication system engineer with China Information Technology Design and Consulting Institute, Beijing/Wuhan/Zhengzhou, China.

Responsibilities:              Mobile communication radio access network design and optimization.

                                        Telecom construction project consulting and project coordination.

                                        TD-SCDMA technology standardization and commercialization study.

Work Experience

Selected Awards

Jan. 2014     Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Alberta final list.

Nov. 2013     Governor General’s Gold Medal, University of Victoria final list.

Feb. 2013     2012 Chinese Government Scholarship for Outstanding Self-financed Students Studying Abroad.

Nov. 2012     The prestigious Albert Hung-Chao Hong Scholarship at University of Victoria.

May 2011     Student Travel Grant for 12th Canadian Workshop on Information Theory.

Sep. 2010     University of Victoria Doctoral Fellowship.

Apr. 2010     The prestigious Four Year Doctoral Fellowship at UBC (declined).

Sep. 2009     UBC University Graduate Fellowship.

Oct. 2008     2007 Outstanding Consulting Achievement Award for Telecom Construction Projects in China.

Sep. 2008     UBC International Partial Tuition Scholarship for two consecutive academic years.

Feb. 2008     Best Paper Award in The 5th Annual Conference of China Institute of Communications.

Dec. 2003     Tianjin University Excellent Student Cadre.

Oct. 2000      Tianjin University First Class Entrance Scholarship.

Refereed Journal and Magazine Publications

 

J13. N. Wang, E. Hossain, and V. K. Bhargava, “Joint downlink cell association and bandwidth allocation for wireless backhauling in two-tier HetNets with large-scale antenna arrays,” IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun., conditionally accepted, May 2015.

J12. N. Wang, E. Hossain, and V. K. Bhargava, “Backhauling 5G small cells: A radio resource management perspective,” IEEE Wireless Commun., accepted, Aug. 2015.

J11. N. Wang, C. He, T. A. Gulliver, and V. K. Bhargava, “Generalized queue-aware resource management and scheduling for wireless communications,” IEEE Access, accepted, Jul. 2015.

J10. N. Wang and T. A. Gulliver, “Distributed queue-aware relay node selection for cooperative wireless networks via Vickrey auction game,” IEEE Wireless Commun. Lett., vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 257-260, Jun. 2015.

J9. N. Wang and T. A. Gulliver, “Queue-aware transmission scheduling for cooperative wireless communications,” IEEE Trans. Commun., vol. 63, no. 4, pp. 1149–1161, Apr. 2015.

J8. N. Wang, X. Song, J. Cheng, and V. C. M. Leung, “Enhancing security of free-space optical communications with secret sharing and key agreement,” IEEE/OSA J. Opt. Commun. Netw., vol. 6, no. 12, pp. 1072–1081, Dec. 2014.

J7. N. Wang, N. Zhang, and T. A. Gulliver, “Cooperative secret key agreement for wireless networking: Key rates and practical protocol design,” IEEE Trans. Inf. Forensics Security, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 272–284, Feb. 2014.

J6. N. Wang, X. Song, and J. Cheng, “Generalized method of moments estimation of the Nakagami-m fading parameter,” IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun., vol. 11, no. 9, pp. 3316-3325, Sep. 2012.

J5. N. Wang and T. A. Gulliver, “Cross layer AMC scheduling for a wireless cooperative communication system over Nakagami-m fading channels,” IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun., vol. 11, no. 6, pp. 2330-2341, Jun. 2012.

J4. N. Wang, J. Cheng, and C. Tellambura, “On statistics of logarithmic ratio of arithmetic mean to geometric mean for Nakagami-m fading power", IEICE Trans. Commun., vol. E95-B, no.2, pp.647-650, Feb. 2012.

J3. N. Wang and J. Cheng, “Moment-based estimation for the shape parameters of the Gamma-Gamma atmospheric turbulence model,” Opt. Express, vol. 18, issue 12, pp. 12824-12831, Jun. 2010.

J2. Y. Zhang, N. Wang and W. Gao, “Comparison of data service rate of CDMA 2000 1x RTT and EDGE systems,” Design Techniques of Posts and Telecomm., 2009(04), pp. 56-63.

J1. N. Wang and L. Si, “A brief analysis on inter-system handover schemes between WCDMA and GSM networks,” Mobile Commun., 2008(08), pp. 48-53.

Publications

Refereed Conference Publications

 

C11. N. Wang and T. A. Gulliver, ”Low-complexity census-based collaborative compressed spectrum sensing for cognitive D2D communications,” in Proc. of IEEE GLOBECOME’15, San Diego, CA, Dec. 2015.

C10. N. Wang, C. He, T. A. Gulliver, and V. K. Bhargava, ”Generalized queue-aware radio resource management: A dynamic programming approach,” in Proc. of IEEE/CIC ICCC’15, Shenzhen, China, Nov. 2015.

C9. J. Zhu, N. Wang, and V. K. Bhargava, ”Per-antenna constant envelope precoding for secure transmission in large-scale MISO systems,” in Proc. of IEEE/CIC ICCC’15, Shenzhen, China, Nov. 2015.

C8. N. Wang, E. Hossain and V. K. Bhargava, ”Downlink cell association for large-scale MIMO HetNets employing small cell wireless backhaul,” in Proc. of IEEE CCECE’15, Halifax, Canada, May 2015.

C7. N. Wang, X. Song, J. Cheng, and V. C. M. Leung, ”Secret key agreement for free-space optical communications over strong turbulence channels,” in Proc. of IEEE GLOBECOM’14, Austin, CA, Dec. 2014.

C6. J. Yang and N. Wang, ”A simple Pearson distribution based detector with applications to time-hopping UWB receiver design,” in Proc. of IEEE WCNC’13, Shanghai, China, Apr. 2013.

C5. N. Wang, N. Zhang, and T. A. Gulliver, ”Secret key agreement for cooperative wireless communications: Bounds and efficient protocol design,” in Proc. of IEEE GLOBECOM’12, Anaheim, CA, Dec. 2012.

C4. N. Wang and J. Cheng, ”Estimating the Nakagami-m fading parameter by the generalized method of moments,” in Proc. of IEEE ICC’11, Kyoto, Japan, Jun. 2011.

C3. N. Wang and T. A. Gulliver, “Packet level analysis for AMC in a wireless cooperative communication system over Nakagami-m fading channels,” in Proc. of CWIT’11, Kelowna, Canada, May 2011.

C2. J. Cheng, N. Wang, and C. Tellambura, “Probability density function of arithmetic mean to geometric mean for Nakagami-m fading power,” in Proc. of QBSC’10, Kingston, ON, Canada, May 2010.

C1. N. Wang, ”Performance analysis of frequency allocation in TD-SCDMA systems,” in Proc. of 5th Annual Conf. of China Inst. of Commun. (predecessor of IEEE/CIC ICCC), Nanjing, China, Feb. 2008 (Best Paper Award).

Projects

To be added ...

 

 

Academic Activities

Association with Organizations           Member of the IEEE and the IEEE Communications Society

Journal Editor Services                       Associate Editor, IEEE Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Journal Review Services                     IEEE Transactions on Communications

                                                              IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications

                                                              IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology

                                                              IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications

                                                              IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials

                                                              IEEE Communications Letters

                                                              IEEE Wireless Communications

Conference Review/TPC Services      IEEE GLOBECOM’15, IEEE ICUWB’15, IEEE PACRIM’15, IEEE WCNC’15, IEEE ICC’14,

                                                              IEEE WCNC’14, CWIT’13, IEEE ICC’12, IEEE GLOBECOM’11, ISWTA 2012, and IEEE

                                                              VTC Fall 2010