Dr. Julian Cheng, P. Eng.

Educational Background

  • PhD -- Electrical Engineering (Alberta)
  • MSc (Eng) -- Mathematics & Engineering (Queen’s)
  • BEng -- Electrical Engineering (Victoria)

General Background

Julian Cheng received a B. Eng. Degree (First Class) in electrical engineering from the University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada in 1995, a M.Sc. (Eng.) degree in mathematics and engineering from Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada in 1997, and a PhD degree in electrical engineering from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, in 2003.

In July 2006, He joined the School of Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science, The University of British Columbia (Okanagan campus) as an Assistant Professor. He is now a Full Professor in the same School. Previously, Dr. Cheng worked for Bell Northern Research (BNR) and Northern Telecom (later known as NORTEL Networks), and taught at both University of Alberta and Lakehead University. His current research interests include digital communications over wireless channels, orthogonal frequency division multiplexing, spread spectrum communications, statistical signal processing for wireless applications, and optical wireless communications. Dr. Cheng co-chaired the 12th Canadian Workshop on Information Theory (CWIT 2011), the 6th EAI International Conference on Game Theory for Networks (GameNet 2016), and the 28th Biennial Symposium on Communications (BSC 2016). In 2012, he chaired the 2012 Wireless Communications, which was held July 3-5, 2012 in Banff, Canada.  Currently, he serves as an Editor for IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, an Associate Editor for IEEE Access, and a Guest Editor for a special issue of IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications on optical wireless communications. Dr. Cheng is also a Senior Member of IEEE.

Dr. Cheng was the recipient of numerous scholarships during his undergraduate and graduate studies, which included a President Scholarship from the University of Victoria and a postgraduate scholarship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). He was also a winner of the 2002 NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship competition.

Dr. Cheng held an Adjunct Professor position with the University of Alberta (2005-2010). He is a registered Professional Engineer in British Columbia. Dr. Cheng was also the founding chair of IEEE Okanagan Subsection. He is serving as Vice President and Treasurer for the Canadian Society of Information Theory (CSIT).

 

Courses Taught at UBC

  • APSC 172 Engineering Analysis I (2007)
  • APSC 250 Dynamic Systems Analysis (2006-2008)
  • ENGR 350 Linear Circuit Theory (2011,2012)
  • ENGR 361 Signals and Communication Systems (2007)
  • ENGR 460 Probability and Stochastic Processes for Engineers (2009-2012)
  • ENGR 461 Digital Communications (2009,2010)
  • ENGR 560 Probability and Stochastic Processes for Engineers (2009-2012)
  • ENGR 562 Information Theory (2009)
  • ENGR 564 Fundamentals of Digital Communications (2009,2011,2012)
  • APSC 598 Wireless Communications (2008)

Current Research Interests

  • Wireless Digital Communications Theory
  • Optical Wireless Communications Theory
  • Femtocells, Back Haul, and Small Cellular Networks
  • 5G Wireless Networks
  • Energy Efficient Wireless Communication Networks

Book Chapters

  • Haijun Zhang, Julian Cheng, and Victor C. M. Leung, ``Mobility Management for C-RANS,” in Cloud Radio Access Networks: Principles, Technologies, and Applications. Editors: T. Q. S. Quek, M. Peng, O. Simeone, and W. Yu. Cambridge University Press, 2016.
  • Mingbo Niu, Julian Cheng, and Jonathan F. Holzman, ``Terrestrial Coherent Free-Space Optical Communication Systems," in Optical Communication. Editor: Narottam Kumar Das, Publisher: InTech, 2012. (ISBN 979-953-307-1063-6)

Selected Journal Publications

  • Md. Zoheb Hassan, Md. Jahangir Hossain, Julian Cheng, and Victor C. M. Leung, ``Effective Capacity of Coherent POLMUX OWC Impaired by Atmospheric Turbulence and Pointing Errors," Accepted for publication in IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, 2016.
  • Xiuhua Li, Xin Ge, X. Wang, Julian Cheng, and Victor C. M. Leung, ``Energy Efficiency Optimization: Joint Antenna-Subcarrier-Power Allocation in OFDM-DASs,” Accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 2016.
  • Fang Fang, Haijun Zhang, Julian Cheng, and Victor C. M. Leung, ``Energy-Efficient Resource Allocation for Downlink Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA) Network," Accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Communications, 2016.
  • Haijun Zhang, Yanjie Dong, Julian Cheng, Md. Jahangir Hossain, and Victor C. M. Leung, ``Fronthauling for 5G LTE-U Ultra Dense Cloud Small Cell Networks,” Accepted for publication in IEEE Wireless Communications, 2016.
  • Haijun Zhang, Hong Xing, Julian Cheng, Arumugam Nallanathan, and Victor C. M. Leung, ``Secure Resource Allocation for OFDMA Relay Wireless Sensor Networks Without/With Cooperative Jamming,” Accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 2016.
  • Yang Yang, Zhimin Zeng, Julian Cheng, and Caili Guo, ``An Enhanced DCO-OFDM Scheme for Dimming Control in Visible Light Communication Systems,”  IEEE Photonics Journal, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 1-17, June 2016. (DOI:10.1109/JPHOT.2016.2570019)
  • Xin Ge, Hu Jin, Xiuhua Li, Julian Cheng, Victor C. M. Leung, ``On Fair Resource Sharing in Coordinated Multi-Point Systems," IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 20, no. 6, pp. 1235-1238, June 2016.
  • Md. Zoheb Hassan, Md. Jahangir Hossain, Julian Cheng, and Victor C. M. Leung, ``Subcarrier Intensity Modulated Optical Wirleess Communications: A Survey from Communication Theory Perspective,"  ZTE Communications, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 2-11, April 2016. (Invited Paper)
  • Luanxia Yang, Bingcheng Zhu, Julian Cheng, and Jonathan F. Holzman, ``Free-space Optical Communications Using On-off Keying and Source Information Transformation," IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 34, no. 11, pp. 2601-2609, June 2016.
  • Bingcheng Zhu, Julian Cheng, Naofal Al-Dhahir, and Lenan Wu, ``Asymptotic Analysis and Tight Performance Bounds of Diversity Receptions Over Beckmann Fading Channels With Arbitrary Correlation,"  IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 64, no. 5, pp. 2220-2234, May 2016.
  • Bingcheng Zhu, Julian Cheng, Ho Ting Cheng, Radu Selea, and Lenan Wu, ``An Asymptotic Study of Hierarchical Diversity Receptions Over Rician Channels With Arbitrary Correlation,"  IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 65, no. 5, pp. 3299-3311, May 2016.
  • Changmin Xu, Julian Cheng, and Hongming Zhang, ``Performance of Subcarrier PSK Systems Using PSAM Maximum Likelihood Estimation in Turbulence Channels,"  IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 34, no. 9, pp. 2267-2279, May 2016.
  • Yanjie Dong, Md. Jahangir Hossain, and Julian Cheng, ``Performance of Wireless Powered Amplify and Forward Relaying Over Nakagami-m Fading Channels With Nonlinear Energy Harvester," IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 672-675, April 2016.
  • Md. Zoheb Hassan, Md. Jahangir Hossain, Julian Cheng, and Victor C. M. Leung, ``Subcarrier Intensity Modulated Optical Wirleess Communications: A Survey from Communication Theory Perspective,"  ZTE Communications, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 2-11, April 2016. (Invited Paper)
  • Yanjie Dong, Md. Jahangir Hossain, and Julian Cheng, ``Joint Power Control and Time Switching for SWIPT Systems With Heterogeneous QoS requirements,”  IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 328-331, February 2016.
  • Luanxia Yang, Xuegui Song, Julian Cheng, and Jonathan F. Holzman, ``Optical Wireless Communications Over Lognormal Fading Channels Using OOK With Finite Extinction Ratios,” IEEE Access, vol. 4, pp. 574-584, 2016.
  • Bingcheng Zhu, Fan Yang, Julian Cheng, and Lenan Wu, ``Performance Bounds for Diversity Receptions Over Arbitrarily Correlated Nakagami-m Fading Channels,"  IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 699-713, January 2016.
  • Changming Xu, Hongming Zhang, and Julian Cheng, ``Effects of Haze Particles and Fog Droplets on NLOS Ultraviolet Communication Channels,"  OSA Optics Express, vol. 23, Issue 18, pp. 23259-23269, September 2015.
  • Zabih Ghassemlooy, Shlomi Arnon, Murat Uysal, Zhenyuan Xu, and Julian Cheng, “Emerging Optical Wireless Communications – Advances and Challenges,”  IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 33, no. 9, pp. 1738-1749, September 2015.
  • Bingcheng Zhu, Julian Cheng, Mohammed-Slim Alouini, and Lenan Wu, ``Relay Placement for FSO Multi-hop DF Systems With Link Obstacles and Infeasible Regions," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 14, no. 9, pp. 5240-5250, September 2015.
  • Luanxia Yang, Julian Cheng, and Jonathan F. Holzman, ``Maximum Likelihood Estimation of the Lognormal-Rician FSO Channel Model," IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 27, no. 15, pp. 1656-1659, August 2015.
  • Imran S. Ansari, Mohammed-Slim Alouini, and Julian Cheng, ``Ergodic Capacity Analysis of Free-Space Optical Links with Nonzero Boresight Pointing Errors,"  IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 14, no. 8, pp. 4248-4264, August 2015.
  • Haijun Zhang, Chunxiao Jiang, Julian Cheng, and Victor C. M. Leung, ``Cooperative Interference Mitigation and Handover Management for Heterogeneous Cloud Small Cell Networks,”  IEEE Wireless Communications, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 92-99, June 2015.
  • Bingcheng Zhu, Julian Cheng, and Lenan Wu, ``A Distance-Dependent Free-Space Optical Cooperative Communication System,"  IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 19, no. 6, pp. 969-972, June 2015.
  • Muhammad T. Malik, Md. Jahangir Hossain, Julian Cheng, and Mohamed-Slim Alouini, ``Performance of BICM-based SIM OWC Over Gamma-Gamma Turbulence Channels,” IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 19, pp. 731-734, May 2015.
  • Xuegui Song, Fan Yang, Julian Cheng, Naofal Al-Dhahir, and Zhenyuan Xu, ``Subcarrier Phase-Shift Keying Systems With Phase Errors in Lognormal Turbulence Channels," IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 33, pp. 1896-1904, May 2015.
  • Xuegui Song, Fan Yang, Julian Cheng, and Mohamed-Slim Alouini, ``Asymptotic SER Performance Comparison of MPSK and MDPSK in Wireless Fading Channels," IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol. 4, pp. 18-21, Feburary 2015.
  • Xuegui Song, Fan Yang, Julian Cheng, and Mohamed-Slim Alouini, ``BER of Subcarrier MPSK/MDPSK Systems in Atmospheric Turbulence,” IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 161-170, January 2015.
  • Ning Wang, Xuegui Song, Julian Cheng, and Victor C. M. Leung, ``Enhancing Security of Free-Space Optical Communications With Secret Sharing and Key Agreement,” IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, vol. 6, pp. 1072-1081, December 2014.
  • Trevor Allen, Julian Cheng, and Naofal Al-Dhahir, ``Secure Space-Time Block Coding Without Transmitter CSI," IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol. 3, pp. 573-576, December 2014.
  • Xuegui Song, Julian Cheng, and Norman C. Beaulieu, ``Asymptotic Analysis of Different Multi-branch Diversity Receivers With Arbitrarily Correlated Rician Channels," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 13, pp. 5676-5689, October 2014.
  • Xuegui Song, Julian Cheng, and Mohamed-Slim Alouini, ``High SNR BER Comparison of Coherent and Differentially Coherent Modulation Schemes in Lognormal Fading Channels," IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 18, pp. 1507-1510, September 2014.
  • Qian Zhang, Julian Cheng, and George K. Karagiannidis, ``Block Error Rate of Optical Wireless Communication Systems Over Atmospheric Turbulence Channels,” IET Communications, vol. 8, Iss. 5, pp. 616-625, 2014.
  • Mingbo Niu, Julian Cheng, and Jonathan F. Holzman, ``Alamouti-Type STBC for Atmospheric Optical Communication Using Coherent Detection," IEEE Photonics Journal, vol. 6, pp. 7900217 (1-17), February 2014.
  • Fan Yang, Julian Cheng, and Theodoros A. Tsiftsis, ``Free-Space Optical Communication With Nonzero Boresight Pointing Errors," IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 62, pp. 713-725, February 2014.
  • Josh Schlenker, Julian Cheng, and Robert Schober, ``Improving and Bounding Asymptotic Approximations for Diversity Combiners in Correlated Generalized Rician Fading," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 13, pp. 736-748, February 2014.
  • Luanxia Yang, Julian Cheng, and Jonathan F. Holzman, ``Performance of Convolutional Coded Subcarrier Intensity Modulation Over Gamma-Gamma Turbulence Channels," IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 17, pp. 2332-2335, December 2013.
  • Xuegui Song and Julian Cheng, ``Subcarrier Intensity Modulated MIMO Optical Communications in Atmospheric Turbulence," IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, vol. 5, pp. 1001-1009, September 2013.
  • Md. Zoheb Hassan, Md. Jahangir Hossain, and Julian Cheng, ``Ergodic Capacity Comparison of Optical Wireless Communications Using Adaptive Transmissions," OSA Optics Express, vol. 21, pp. 20346-20362, August 2013.
  • Md. Zoheb Hassan, Md. Jahangir Hossain, and Julian Cheng, ``Performance of Non-Adaptive and Adaptive Subcarrier Intensity Modulations in Gamma-Gamma Turbulence," IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 61, pp. 2946-2957, July 2013.
  • Xuegui Song and Julian Cheng, ``Subcarrier Intensity Modulated Optical Wireless Communications Using Noncoherent and Differentially Coherent Modulations," IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 31, pp. 1906-1913, June 2013.
  • Mingbo Niu, Julian Cheng, and Jonathan F. Holzman, ``Error Rate Performance Comparison of Coherent and Subcarrier Intensity Modulated Optical Wireless Communications," IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, vol. 5, pp. 554-564, May 2013.
  • Mingbo Niu, Julian Cheng, and Jonathan F. Holzman, ``A MIMO Architecture for Coherent Optical Wireless Communication: System Design and Performance," IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, vol. 5, pp. 411-420, May 2013. (Popular articles list as of September 2014)
  • Xuegui Song, Fan Yang, and Julian Cheng, ``Subcarrier Intensity Modulated Optical Wireless Communications in Atmospheric Turbulence with Pointing Errors," IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, vol. 5, pp. 349-358, April 2013.
  • Xuegui Song and Julian Cheng, ``Optical Communication Using Subcarrier Intensity Modulation in Strong Atmospheric Turbulence," IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 30, pp. 3484-3493, November 2012.
  • Fan Yang and Julian Cheng, ``Coherent Free-Space Optical Communications in Lognormal-Rician Turbulence," IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 16, pp. 1872-1875, November 2012.
  • Feng Tan, Xuegui Song, Cyril Leung, and Julian Cheng, ``Collaborative Spectrum Sensing in a Cognitive Radio System With Laplacian Noise," IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 16, pp. 1691-1694, October 2012.
  • Ning Wang, Xuegui Song, and Julian Cheng, ``Generalized Method of Moment Estimation of the Nakagami-m Fading Parameter," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 11, pp. 3316-3325, September 2012.
  • Xianchang Li and J. Cheng, ``Asymptotic Error Rate Analysis of Selection Combining on Generalized Correlated Nakagami-m Channels," IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 60, pp. 1765-1771, July 2012.
  • Md. Zoheb Hassan, Xuegui Song, and Julian Cheng, ``Subcarrier Intensity Modulated Wireless Optical Communications With Rectangular QAM,'' IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, vol. 4, pp. 522-532, June 2012.
  • Xuegui Song, Mingbo Niu, and Julian Cheng, ``Error Rate of Subcarrier Intensity Modulations for Wireless Optical Communications," IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 16, pp. 540-543, April 2012.
  • Xianchang Li and Julian Cheng, ``Asymptotic Error Rate Analysis of EGC Over Generalized Correlated Nakagami-m Channels," IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 16, pp. 536-539, April 2012.
  • Mingbo Niu, Xuegui Song, Julian Cheng, and Jonathan F. Holzman, ``Performance Analysis of Coherent Wireless Optical Communications With Atmospheric Turbulence," OSA Optics Express, vol. 20, pp. 6511-6520, March 2012.
  • Mingbo Niu, Josh Schlenker, Julian Cheng, Jonathan F. Holzman, and Robert Schober, ``Coherent Wireless Optical Communications With Predetection and Postdetection EGC Over Gamma-Gamma Atmospheric Turbulence Channels," IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, vol. 3, pp. 860-869, November 2011.
  • Mingbo Niu, Julian Cheng, and Jonathan F. Holzman, ``M-ary Coherent Free-Space Optical Communication Systems With K-distributed Turbulence," IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 59, pp. 664-668, March 2011.
  • Zheng Du, Xuegui Song, Julian Cheng, and Norman C. Beaulieu, ``Maximum Likelihood Based Channel Estimation for Macrocellular OFDM Uplinks in Dispersive Time-Varying Channels," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 10, pp. 176-187, January 2011.
  • Mingbo Niu, Julian Cheng, and Jonathan F. Holzman, ``Exact Error Rate Analysis of Equal Gain and Selection Diversity for Coherent Free-Space Optical Systems on Strong Turbulence Channels," OSA Optics Express, vol. 18, 13915-13926, June 2010.
  • Ning Wang and Julian Cheng, ``Moment-Based Estimation for the Shape Parameters of the Gamma-Gamma Atmospheric Turbulence Model,” OSA Optics Express, vol. 18, pp. 12824-12831, June 2010.
  • Shuo Liu, Julian Cheng, and Norman C. Beaulieu, ``Asymptotic Error Analysis of Diversity Schemes on Arbitrarily Correlated Rayleigh Channels," IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 58, pp. 1351-1355, May 2010.
  • Zheng Du, Julian Cheng, and Norman C. Beaulieu, "Asymptotic Error Rate Analysis of Dual-Branch Diversity Over Correlated Rician Channels," IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 56, pp. 527-530, April 2008.
  • Zheng Du, Julian Cheng, and Norman C. Beaulieu, "BER Analysis of BPSK Signals in Ricean-Faded Cochannel Interference," IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 55, pp. 1994-2001, October 2007.
  • Zheng Du, Julian Cheng, and Norman C. Beaulieu, "Accurate Error Rate Performance Analysis of OFDM on Frequency-Selective Nakagami-m Fading Channels," IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 54, pp. 319-328, February 2006.
  • Julian Cheng and Norman C. Beaulieu, "Error Rate of Asynchronous DS-CDMA in Nakagami Fading," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 4, pp. 2674-2676, November 2005.
  • Yi Song, Steven D. Blostein, and Julian Cheng, "Outage Probability Comparisons for Diversity Systems with Cochannel Interference in Rayleigh Fading," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 4, pp. 1279-1284, July 2005.
  • Julian Cheng, Norman C. Beaulieu, and Xiaodi Zhang, "Precise BER Analysis of Dual-Channel Reception of QPSK in Nakagami Fading and Cochannel Interference," IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 9, pp. 316-318, April 2005.
  • Julian Cheng, Chintha Tellambura, and Norman C. Beaulieu, "Performance of Digital Linear Modulations on Weibull Fading Channels," IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 52, pp. 1265-1268, August 2004.
  • Norman C. Beaulieu and Julian Cheng, "Precise Error Rate Analysis of Bandwidth Efficient BPSK in Nakagami Fading and Cochannel Interference," IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 52, pp. 149-158, January 2004.
  • Yi Song, Steven D. Blostein, and Julian Cheng, "Exact Outage Probability for Equal Gain Combining With Cochannel Interference in Rayleigh Fading," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 2, pp. 865-870, September 2003.
  • Julian Cheng and Norman C. Beaulieu, "Generalized Moment Estimators for the Nakagami Fading Parameter," IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 6, pp. 144-146, April 2002.
  • Julian Cheng and Norman C. Beaulieu, "Accurate DS-CDMA Bit Error Probability Calculation in Rayleigh Fading," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 1, pp. 3-15, January 2002.
  • Julian Cheng and Norman C. Beaulieu, "Maximum-Likelihood Based Estimation of the Nakagami m Parameter," IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 5, pp. 101-103, March 2001.

Recent Conference Publications

  • Fang Fang, Haijun Zhang, Julian Cheng, and Victor C. M. Leung, ``Energy Efficiency of Resource Scheduling for Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA) Wireless Network,” Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2016), Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, May 23-27, 2016.
  • Hao Liu, Haijun Zhang, Julian Cheng, and Victor C. M. Leung, ``Energy Efficient Power Allocation and Backhaul Design in Heterogeneous Small Cell Networks,” Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2016), Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, May 23-27, 2016.
  • Chunxiao Jiang, Haijun Zhang, Zhu Han, Julian Cheng, Y. Ren, L. Hanzo, ``On the Outage Probability of Information Sharing in Cognitive Vehicular Networks,” Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2016), Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, May 23-27, 2016.
  • Md. Zoheb Hassan, Victor C. M. Leung, Md. Jahangir Hossain, and Julian Cheng, ``QoS-Aware and Energy-Aware Adaptive Power Allocations for Coherent Optical Wireless Communications,” Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2016), Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, May 23-27, 2016.
  • Md. Zoheb Hasan, Victor C. M. Leung, Md. Jahangir Hossain, and Julian Cheng, ``QoS-Aware Joint Power Allocation and Relay Selection for NLOS Coherent Optical Wireless Communications,” Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2016), Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, May 23-27, 2016.
  • Bingcheng Zhu, Julian Cheng, and Lenan Wu, ``Performance of Improved Adaptive Decode-and-Forward Over Free-Space Optical Lognormal Fading Channels,” Proceedings of IEEE 83rd Vechicular Technology Conference: VTC2016-Spring, Nanjing, China, May 15-18, 2016.
  • Changming Xu, Hongming. Zhang, and Julian Cheng, ``Subcarrier M-ary PSK Systems Using PSAM and Maximum-likelihood Estimation in Lognormal Turbulence Channels,” Proceedings of IEEE 83rd Vechicular Technology Conference: VTC2016-Spring, Nanjing, China, May 15-18, 2016.
  • Bingcheng Zhu, Fan Yang, Julian Cheng, and Lenan Wu, ``Performance Bounds for MRC and SC Over Nakagami-m Fading Channels With Arbitrary Correlation,” Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC), Kauai, Hawaii, February 15-18, 2016. (Acceptance Rate: 23%)
  • Fan Yang and Julian Cheng, ``Recent Results on Correlated Lognormal Fading Channels,” Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC), Kauai, Hawaii, February 15-18, 2016. (Acceptance Rate: 23%)
  • Haijun Zhang, Yani Nie, Julian Cheng, Victor C. M. Leung, and Arumugam Nallanathan, ``Hybrid Spectrum Sensing Based Power Control for Energy Efficient Cognitive Small Cell Network,” Proceedings of IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), San Diego, CA, Dec. 6-10, 2015.
  • Md. Zoheb Hassan, Victor C. M. Leung, Md. Jahangir Hossain, and Julian Cheng, ``Effective Capacity Performance of Coherent POLMUX OWC With Power Adaptation,” Proceedings of IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), San Diego, CA, Dec. 6-10, 2015.
  • Bingcheng Zhu, Julian Cheng, Naofal Al-Dhahir, and Lenan Wu, ``Error Rate Bounds for Equal-Gain Combining Over Arbitrarily Correlated Rician Channels,” Proceedings of IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), San Diego, CA, Dec. 6-10, 2015.
  • Yanjie Dong, Haijun Zhang, Md. Jahangir Hossain, Julian Cheng, and Victor C. M. Leung, ``Full Duplex Distributed Antenna Systems With Energy Harvesting,” Proceedings of IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), San Diego, CA, Dec. 6-10, 2015.
  • Samy S. Soliman, Victor C. M. Leung, Norman C. Beaulieu, and Julian Cheng, ``Analysis of General Dual-Hop AF Systems Over Rician Fading Links,” Proceedings of IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), San Diego, CA, Dec. 6-10, 2015.
  • Bingcheng Zhu, Julian Cheng, Naofal Al-Dhahir, and Lenan Wu, ``Asymptotically Tight Error Rate Bounds for Diversity Receptions Over Arbitrarily Correlated Rician Channels,” Proceedings of 2015 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), New Orleans, LA, Mar. 9-12, 2015.
  • Xuegui Song, Fan Yang, Julian Cheng, and Mohamed-Slim Alouini, ``Subcarrier MPSK/MDPSK Modulated Optical Wireless Communications in Lognormal Turbulence,” Proceedings of 2015 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), New Orleans, LA, Mar. 9-12, 2015.
  • Bingcheng Zhu, Julian Cheng, and Lenan Wu, ``'Bounds on Outage Probabilities for Diversity Receptions Over Arbitrarily Correlated Rician Channels,” Proceedings of 2015 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC), Anaheim, CA, Feb. 16-19, 2015.(Acceptance Rate: 30%)
  • Xuegui Song, Julian Cheng, and Naofal Al-Dhahir, ``'Asymptotic Noisy Reference Losses of Subcarrier BPSK and QPSK Systems in Lognormal Fading,” Proceedings of 2015 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC), Anaheim, CA, Feb. 16-19, 2015.(Acceptance Rate: 30%)
  • Bingcheng Zhu, Julian Cheng, Ho Ting Cheng, Radu Selea, and Lenan Wu, ``Performance of Hierarchical Diversity Over Correlated Rician Channels,” Proceedings of IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Austin, TX, Dec. 8-12, 2014.
  • Bingcheng Zhu, Julian Cheng, and Lenan Wu, ``Optimal FSO Relay Nodes Replacement With Link Obstacles and Infeasible Regions,” Proceedings of IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Austin, TX, Dec. 8-12, 2014.
  • Ning Wang, Xuegui Song, Julian Cheng, and Victor C.M. Leung, ``Secret Key Agreement for Free-Space Optical Communications Over Strong Turbulence Channels,” Proceedings of IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Austin, TX, Dec. 8-12, 2014.
  • Hailiang Xiong and Julian Cheng, ``Investigation of Short-Range High Precision 3D Localization via UWB Radio,” Proceedings of IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Austin, TX, Dec. 8-12, 2014.
  • Imran Shafique Ansari, Mohamed-Slim Alouini, and Julian Cheng, ``On the Capacity of FSO Links Under Log-Normal Turbulence,” Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE 80th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Fall), Vancouver, BC, Canada, September 14-17, 2014.
  • Xuegui Song and Julian Cheng, ``Quantifying the Accuracy of High SNR BER Approximation of MPSK and MDPSK in Fading Channels,” Proceedings of the 27th Queen’s Biennial Symposium on Communications (QBSC), Kingston, ON, Canada, June 1-3, 2014.
  • Md. Zoheb Hassan, Md. Jahangir Hossain, and Julian Cheng, ``Exact BER Analysis of Subcarrier QAM and PSK Intensity Modulations in Strong Turbulence,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC), Honolulu, HI, Feb. 3-6, 2014. (Acceptance Rate: 23.6%)
  • Xuegui Song, Julian Cheng, and Mohamed-Slim Alouini, ``BER of Subcarrier MPSK/MDPSK Modulated OWC Systems in Gamma-Gamma Turbulence'’ Proceedings of the 2013 Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Workshop on Optical Wireless Communications, Atlanta, GA, December 9, 2013.
  • Luanxia Yang, Julian Cheng, and Jonathan F. Holzman, ``Optical Communications Over Lognormal Fading Channels Using OOK” Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Optical Wireless Communications (IWOW), Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, October 21, 2013.
  • Xuegui Song and Julian Cheng, ``Subcarrier Noncoherent and Differentially Coherent Modulated Optical Communications in Strong Atmospheric Turbulence” Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Optical Wireless Communications (IWOW), Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, October 21, 2013.
  • Mingbo Niu, Julian Cheng, and Jonathan H. Holzman, ``Optical Communication Using Coherent Detection with Space-Time Coding in the Presence of Atmospheric Turbulence,” Proceedings of the Canadian Workshop on Information Theory (CWIT), Toronto, ON, June 18-21, 2013.
  • Md. Zoheb Hassan, Md. Jahangir Hossain, and Julian Cheng, ``Performance of Adaptive MIMO Subcarrier QAM Intensity Modulation in Gamma-Gamma Turbulence,” Proceedings of the Canadian Workshop on Information Theory (CWIT), Toronto, ON, June 18-21, 2013.
  • Luanxia Yang, Julian Cheng, and Jonathan F. Holzman, ``Electrical-SNR-Optimized Detection Threshold for OOK IM/DD Optical Wireless Communications,” Proceedings of the Canadian Workshop on Information Theory (CWIT), Toronto, ON, June 18-21, 2013.
  • Xuegui Song, Julian Cheng, and Norman C. Beaulieu, ``Asymptotic Error Rate Analysis of H-S/EGC Over Arbitrarily Correlated Rician Channels,” Proceedings of the Canadian Workshop on Information Theory (CWIT), Toronto, ON, June 18-21, 2013.
  • Xuegui Song and Julian Cheng, ``Asymptotic Analysis of GSC Over Arbitrarily Correlated Rician Channels,” Proceedings of the Wireless and Optical Communication Conference (WOCC), Chongqing, China, May 16-18, 2013.
  • Md. Zoheb Hassan, Md. Jahangir Hossain, and Julian Cheng, ``Ergodic Capacity of Coherent Optical Wireless Communications in Gamma-Gamma Turbulence,” Proceedings of the Wireless and Optical Communication Conference (WOCC), Chongqing, China, May 16-18, 2013.
  • Fan Yang, Julian Cheng, and Theodoros A. Tsiftsis, ``Free-Space Optical Communications With Generalized Pointing Errors," Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Budapest, Hungary, June 9-13, 2013.
  • Md. Zoheb Hassan, Md. Jahangir Hossain, and Julian Cheng, ``Performance of Adaptive Subcarrier QAM Intensity Modulation in Gamma-Gamma Turbulence," Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Budapest, Hungary, June 9-13, 2013.
  • Josh Schlenker, Julian Cheng, and Robert Schober, ``Asymptotically Tight Error Rate Bounds for EGC in Correlated Generalized Rician Fading," Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Budapest, Hungary, June 9-13, 2013.
  • Mingbo Niu, Julian Cheng, Jonathan F. Holzman, ``Space-Time Coded MPSK Coherent MIMO FSO Systems in Gamma-Gamma Turbulence," Proceedings of the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), Shanghai, China, Apr. 7-10, 2013.
  • Xuegui Song, Fan Yang, and Julian Cheng, ``Subcarrier BPSK Modulated FSO Communications With Pointing Errors," Proceedings of the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), Shanghai, China, Apr. 7-10, 2013.
  • Zhiwei Mao, Julian Cheng, and Jian Shen, ``A New Lower Bound on Error Probability for Nonuniform Signals Over AWGN Channels,"Proceedings of the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), Shanghai, China, Apr. 7-10, 2013.
  • Luanxia Yang, Julian Cheng, and Jonathan F. Holzman, ``Performance of Convolutional Coded OOK IM/DD Systems Over Strong Turbulence Channels," Proceedings of the International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC), Workshop on Computing, Networking and Communications. San Diego, Jan. 28-31, 2013.
  • Mingbo Niu, Julian Cheng, and Jonathan F. Holzman, ``A Novel Wireless Optical MIMO Architecture and Its Application,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC), San Diego, Jan. 28-31, 2013. (Acceptance Rate: 25.2%)
  • Xuegui Song and Julian Cheng, ``Alamouti-Type STBC for Subcarrier Intensity Modulated Wireless Optical Communications," Proceedings of the IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM), Anaheim, CA, Dec. 3-7, 2012.
  • Md. Zoheb Hassan, Xuegui Song, and Julian Cheng, ``Error Rate Analysis of Subcarrier Intensity Modulation Using Rectangular QAM in Gamma-Gamma Turbulence," Proceedings of the IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM), Anaheim, CA, Dec. 3-7, 2012.
  • Xuegui Song and Julian Cheng, ``Subcarrier Intensity Modulated Optical Communications in Strong Atmospheric Turbulence," Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications in China (ICCC), Beijing, China, August 15-18, 2012.
  • Xuegui Song and Julian Cheng, ``Subcarrier Intensity Modulated Optical Communications Over K-Distributed Channels," Proceedings of the 2012 Photonics Society Summer Topical Meetings, Seattle, WA, July 9-11, 2012.
  • Mingbo Niu, Julian Cheng, and Jonathan F. Holzman, ``Optical MIMO Transmission Using a Heterodyne Receiver in K-Distributed Turbulence Channels," Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topical Meetings, Seattle, WA, July 9-11, 2012.
  • Xuegui Song and Julian Cheng, ``Performance of Subcarrier Intensity Modulated MIMO Wireless Optical Communications,” Proceedings of the 26th Queen’s Biennial Symposium on Communications (QBSC), Kingston, ON, Canada, May 28-29, 2012.
  • Mingbo Niu, Julian Cheng, and Jonathan F. Holzman, ``Wireless Multiple-Input Single-Output Optical Links with Coherent Detection,” Proceedings of the 26th Queen’s Biennial Symposium on Communications (QBSC), Kingston, ON, Canada, May 28-29, 2012.
  • Xianchang Li and Julian Cheng, ``Asymptotic Performance Analysis of SC Over Arbitrarily Correlated Nakagami-m Channels,” Proceedings of International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC), Maui, Hawaii, USA, Jan. 30-Feb. 2, 2012. (Acceptance Rate: 29.1%)
  • Mingbo Niu, Julian Cheng, and Jonathan F. Holzman,``Asymptotic Analyses for Coherent and Subcarrier Modulated Wireless Optical Communications,” Proceedings of International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC), Maui, Hawaii, USA, Jan. 30-Feb. 2, 2012. (Acceptance Rate: 29.1%)
  • Ning Wang and Julian Cheng, ``Estimating the Nakagami-m Fading Parameter by the Generalized Method of Moments,” Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Communications (ICC), Kyoto, Japan, June 5-9, 2011.
  • Zhiwei Mao and Julian Cheng, ``BER Analysis of OFDM Signals on Frequency-Selective Rician Fading Channels,” Proceedings of the 2011 Wireless Telecommunication Symposium (WTC), New York City, NY, April 13-15, 2011.

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Julian Cheng

Julian Cheng
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