Julian Cheng

Professor

Applied Science, Electrical, School of Engineering
Office: EME4277
Phone: 250.807.8800
Email: julian.cheng@ubc.ca

Graduate student supervisor



Research Summary

Wireless Digital Communications Theory; Optical Wireless Communications Theory; 5G Wireless Networks and Beyond; Quantum Information Processing and Communications; Machine Learning and Deep Learning; Wireless Location Technology

Courses & Teaching

ENGR 350 Linear Circuit Theory (2011, 2012); ENGR 361 Signals and Communication Systems (2019); ENGR 460 Probability and Stochastic Processes for Engineers (2009-2018); ENGR 461 Digital Communications (2009, 2010, 2016-2018); ENGR 502 Technical Communication for Engineering Research (2019); ENGR 550 Stochastic Processes (2016, 2018); ENGR 560 Probability and Stochastic Processes for Engineers (2009-2018); ENGR 564 Fundamentals of Digital Communications (2009, 2011, 2012, 2017)

Biography

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 Ph.D. 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 Area Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications. In the past, he severed as an Editor for IEEE Transactions on CommunicationsIEEE Transactions on Wireless CommunicationsIEEE Communications Letters,  and IEEE Access. He also served as a Guest Editor for a special issue of IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications on optical wireless communications. Dr. Cheng is also a Fellow of IEEE (Class of 2023).

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 served as the Chair of the Electrical Engineering Program in the School of Engineering from July 2019 to December 2021.

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 the IEEE Okanagan Subsection.  He served as the President of the Canadian Society of Information Theory (CSIT) from 2017 to 2021. Currently, he is serving as the Vice-Chair of the Radio Communication Committee (RCC) of IEEE Communications Society.

Degrees

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

Research Interests & Projects

  • Robotics Wireless Communications for Civilian and Defense Applications
  • Machine Learning and Deep Learning for Wireless Communications
  • Optical Wireless Technology
  • Digital Twin Technology and Its Applications in Wireless Networking
  • Intrabody Communications and Microsystems for Biomedical Applications
  • Quantum Communications and Computing

Selected Publications & Presentations

Web of Science 

Research Gate Profile

Google Scholar Profile

Selected Journal & Magazine Publications

Note: Trainees under my official supervision are in boldface.

  1. Xiaojin Ding, Lijie Feng, Julian Cheng, and Gengxin Zhang, “Spectrum Reconstruction via Deep Convolutional Neural Networks for Satellite Communication Systems,” Accepted on June 29, 2022, for publication in IEEE Transactions on Communications.
  2. Fan Yang, Jun-Bo Wang, Hua Zhang, Min Lin, and Julian Cheng, “ Multi-IRS-Assisted mmWave MIMO Communication Using Twin-Timescale Channel State Information,” Accepted on June 29, 2022, for publication in IEEE Transactions on Communications.
  3. Mingyue Cheng, Quansheng Guan, Fei Ji, Julian Cheng, and Weiqi Chen, “Mobile Relaying Based Reliable Data Collection in Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks,” Accepted on June 5, 2022, for publication in IEEE Wireless Communications Letters.
  4. Chang Liu, Norman C. Beaulieu, Julian Cheng, Sheng Wu, Chunxiao Jiang, and Hongwen Yang, “An Analysis of the Error Rate Performance for Asynchronous Signal Detection to Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access,” Accepted on May 16, 2022, for publication in IEEE Transactions on Communications.
  5. Ruyu Luo, Wanli Ni, Hui Tian, and Julian Cheng, “Federated Deep Reinforcement Learning for RIS-Assisted Indoor Multi-Robot Communication Systems,” Accepted on May 5, 2022, for publication in IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.
  6. Bingcheng Zhu, Zaichen Zhang, and Julian Cheng, “Outage Analysis and Beamwidth Optimization for Positioning-Assisted Beamforming,” Accepted on April 16, 2022, for publication in IEEE Communications Letters.
  7. Pengxia Wu and Julian Cheng, “Deep Unfolding Basis Pursuit: Improving Sparse Channel Reconstruction via Data-Driven Measurement Matrices,” Accepted on March 19, 2022, for publication in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.
  8. Luo Yi, Julian Cheng, Donghu Nie, and Gang Qiao, “Performance of Vertical Underwater Wireless Optical Communications With Cascaded Layered Modeling,” Accepted on February 24, 2022, for publication in IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.
  9. Ming Cheng, Jun-Bo Wang, Hua Zhang, Jin-Yuan Wang, Min Lin, and Julian Cheng, “Impact of Finite-Resolution Precoding and Limited Feedback on Rates of IRS Based mmWave Networks,” Accepted on February 22, 2022, for publishing in IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.
  10. Qianqian Wang, Quansheng Guan, Julian Cheng, and Yuankun Tang, “Ultrasonic Backscatter Communication for Implantable Medical Devices,” Accepted on February 17, 2022, for publishing in IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications.
  11. Beiyuan Liu, Chen Gong, Julian Cheng, Zhengyuan Xu, and Jiajia Liu, “Blind and Semi-Blind Channel Estimation for Poisson Channels,” Accepted on January 15, 2022, for publication in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.
  12. Fan Yang, Jun-Bo Wang, Hua Zhang, Min Lin, and Julian Cheng, “ Intelligent Reflecting Surface Assisted mmWave Communication Using Mixed Timescale Channel State Information,” Accepted on January 1, 2022, for publication in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.
  13. Mingyue Cheng, Quansheng Guang, Fei Ji, and Julian Cheng, “Dynamic Detection Based Trajectory Planning for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle to Collect Data From Underwater Sensors,” Accepted on January 4, 2022, for publication in IEEE Internet of Things Journal.
  14. Xinhua Wang, Julian Cheng, Chao Zhai, and Alexei Ashikhmin, “Partial Cooperative Zero-Forcing Decoding for Uplink Cell-Free Massive MIMO,” Accepted on October 16, 2021, for publication in IEEE Internet of Things Journal.
  15. Yi Lou, Ruofan Sun, Julian Cheng, Donghu Nie, and Gang Qiao, “Secrecy Outage Analysis of Two-Hop Decode-and-Forward Mixed RF/UWOC Systems,” Accepted on February 5, 2021, for publication in IEEE Communications Letters.
  16. Miao Hu, Di Wu, Weigang Wu, Julian Cheng, and Min Chen, “Quantifying the Influence of Intermittent Connectivity on Mobile Edge Computing,” IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 619-632, March 2022.
  17. Haotian Zhang, Lin Zhang, Julian Cheng, Yuan Jiang, and Zhiqiang Wu, “An Intelligent Detection Based on Deep Learning for Multilevel Code Shifted Differential Chaos Shift Keying System With M-ary Modulation,” IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 155-169, March 2022.
  18. Zhangjie Peng, Shuxian Wang, Cunhua Pan, Wei Xu, Julian Cheng, and Lajos Hanzo, “Multi-Pair Two-Way Massive MIMO DF Relaying Over Rician Fading Channels Under Imperfect CSI,” IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 225-229, February 2022.
  19. Lin Zhang, Xiaoling Yang, Heng Liu, Haotian Zhang, and Julian Cheng, “Efficient Residual Shrinkage CNN Denoiser Design for Intelligent Signal Processing: Modulation Recognition, Detection, and Decoding,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, 40, no. 1, pp. 97-111, January 2022.
  20. Yang Yang, Chengyang Li, Rongzhen Bao, Caili Guo, Chunyan Feng, and Julian Cheng, “A Multi-Angle Camera Assisted Receiver Signal Strength Algorithm for Visible Light Positioning,” IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 39, no. 23, pp. 7435-7446, December 2021.
  21. Cheng Zeng, Jun-Bo Wang, Changfeng Ding, Hua Zhang, Min Lin, and Julian Cheng, “Joint Optimization of Trajectory and Communication Resource Allocation for Unmanned Surface Vehicle Enabled Maritime Wireless Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 69, no. 12, pp. 8100-8115, December 2021.
  22. Hossein Safi, Akbar Dargahi, and Julian Cheng, “Beam Tracking for UAV-Assisted FSO Links With a Four-Quadrant Detector,” IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 25, no. 12, pp. 3908-3912, December 2021. 
  23. Tao Wang, Yichen Wang, Zihuan Yang, and Julian Cheng, “Group-Based Random Access and Data Transmission Scheme for Massive MTC Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Communications. vol. 69, no. 12, pp. 8287-8303, December 2021.
  24. Pengxia Wu and Julian Cheng, “Nonconvex Regularized Gradient Projection Sparse Reconstruction for Massive MIMO Channel Estimation,” IEEE Transactions on Communications. vol. 69, no. 11, pp. 7722-7735, November 2021.
  25. Jin-Yuan Wang, Yang Ma, Rong-Rong Lu, Jun-Bo Wang, Min Lin, and Julian Cheng, “Hovering UAV-Based FSO Communications: Channel Modeling, Performance Analysis, and Parameter Optimization,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas of Communications, vol. 39, no. 10, pp. 2946-2959, October 2021.
  26. Zoheb Hassan, Md. Jahangir Hossain, Julian Cheng, and Victor C. Leung, “Device-Clustering and Rate-Splitting Enabled Device-to-Device Cooperation Framework in Fog Radio Access Network,” IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 1482-1501, September 2021.
  27. Lin Bai, Yang Yang, Chunyan Feng, Caili Guo, and Julian Cheng, “A High Coverage Camera Assisted Received Signal Strength Ratio Algorithm for Indoor Visible Light Positioning,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 20, no. 9, pp. 5730-5743, September 2021.
  28. Zoheb Hassan, Md. Jahangir Hossain, Julian Cheng, and Victor C. M. Leung, “Energy-Spectrum Efficient Content Distribution in Fog-RAN Using Rate-Splitting, Common Message Decoding, and 3D-Resource Matching,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 20, no. 8, pp. 4929-4946, August 2021.
  29. Xingjie Fan, Jianyu Niu, Julian Cheng, and Jing Ma, “Error Rate Analysis of Few-Mode Fiber Based Free-Space Optical Communication,” OSA Optics Express, vol. 29, Issue 16, pp. 246-24662, August 2021.
  30. Jiangbo Si, Zan Li, Julian Cheng, Lei Guan, Jia Shi, and Naofal Al-Dhahir, “Covert Transmission Assisted by Intelligent Reflecting Surface,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 69, no. 8, pp. 5394-5408, August 2021.
  31. Bo Zhang, Renzhi Yuan, Jianfen Sun, Julian Cheng, and Mohamed-Slim Alouini, “Free-Space Optical Communication Using Non-mode-Selective Photonic Lantern Based Coherent Receiver,” Accepted on May 9, 2021, for publication in IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 69, no. 8, pp. 5367-5380, August 2021.
  32. Md. Zoheb Hassan, Md. Jahangir Hossain, Julian Cheng, and Victor C. M. Leung, “Joint Throughput-Power Optimization of Fog-RAN Using Rate-Splitting Multiple Access and Reinforcement-Learning Based User Clustering,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 70, no. 8, pp. 8019-8036, August 2021.
  33. Huaicong Kong, Min Lin, Jian Ouyang, and Julian Cheng, “Ergodic Capacity of High Throughput Satellite Systems With Mixed FSO-RF Transmission,” IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol. 10, no. 8, pp. 1732-1736, August 2021.
  34. Md. Zoheb Hassan, Md. Jahangir Hossain, Julian Cheng, and Victor C. M. Leung, “Joint Throughput-Power Optimization of Fog-RAN Using Rate-Splitting Multiple Access and Reinforcement-Learning Based User Clustering,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 70, no. 8, pp. 8019-8036, August 2021.
  35. Zhihao Cheng, Jiangbo Si, Zan Li, Julian Cheng, Danyang Wang, and Naofal-Al-Dhahir, “Covert Surveillance via Proactive Eavesdropping Under Channel Uncertainty,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 69, no. 6, pp. 4024-4037, June 2021.
  36. Qianqian Wang, Quansheng Guan, Julian Cheng, and Fe Ji, “A Splitting-Detection Joint-Decision Receiver for Ultrasonic Intra-Body Communications,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 69, no. 6, pp. 3586-3597, June 2021.
  37. Xiaoyu Liu, Min Lin, Huaicong Kong, Jian Ouyang, and Julian Cheng, “Outage Performance for Optical Feeder Link in Satellite Communications With Diversity Combining,” IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 1108-1112, May 20021.
  38. Zhi Lin, Min Lin, Tomaso de Cola, Jun-Bo Wang, Wei-Ping Zhu, and Julian Cheng, “Supporting IoT With Rate-Splitting Multiple Access in Satellite and Aerial Integrated Networks,” IEEE Internet of Things Journal, vol. 8, no. 14, pp. 11123-11134, July 2021.
  39. Zhi Lin, Min Lin, Wei-Ping Zhu, Jun-Bo Wang, and Julian Cheng, “ Robust Secure Beamforming for Wireless Powered Cognitive Satellite-Terrestrial Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 567-580, June 2021.
  40. Yao Xu, Julian Cheng, Gang Wang, and Victor Leung, “Coordinated Direct and Relay Transmission for Multiuser Networks: NOMA or Hybrid Multiple Access?” IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol. 10, no. 5, pp.  976-980, May 2021.
  41. Xingjie Fan, Jianyu Niu, Julian Cheng, and Jing Ma, “Few-Mode Fiber Based Free-Space Optical Communication With Nonzero Boresight Pointing Errors,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 33, no. 11, pp. 519-522, May 2021.
  42. Hongyang Du, Jiayi Zhang, Julian Cheng, and Bo Ai, “Millimeter Wave Communications With Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface: Performance Analysis and Optimization,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 69, no. 4, pp.  2752-2768, April 2021.
  43. Renzhi Yuan, Mufei Zhao, Shuai Han, and Julian Cheng, “Optimally Displaced Threshold Detection for Discriminating Binary Coherent States Using Imperfect Devices,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 69, no. 4, pp. 2546-2556, April 2021.
  44. Qingquan Huang, Min Lin, Wei-Ping Zhu, Julian Cheng, and Mohamed-Slim Alouini, “Uplink Massive Access in Mixed RF/FSO Satellite-aerial-Terrestrial Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 69, no. 4, pp. 2413-2426, April 2021.
  45. Huaiyin Liu, Ming Jiang, and Julian Cheng, “Deep Learning Aided Robust Joint Channel Classification, Channel Estimation, and Signal Detection for Underwater Optical Communication,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 69, no. 4, pp. 2290-2303, April 2021.
  46. Murong Zhao, Renzhi Yuan, Julian Cheng, and Shuai Han, “Security of Binary Modulated Continuous Variable Quantum Key Distribution Using Optimally Displaced Threshold Detection,” IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 1089-1093, April 2021.
  47. Yang Yang, Congcong Wang, Chunyan Feng, Caili Guo, Julian Cheng, and Zhimin Zeng, “A Generalized Dimming Control Scheme for Visible Light Communications,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 69, no. 3, pp. 1845-1857, March 2021.
  48. Xingjie Fan, Dawei Wang, Julian Cheng, Jingkai Yang, and Jing Ma, “Few-Mode Fiber Coupling Efficiency for Free Space Optical Communication in the Presence of Atmospheric Turbulence and Random Jitter,” IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology. vol. 39, no. 6, pp. 1823-1829, March 2021.
  49. Jin-Yuan Wang, Xian-Tao Fu, Rong-Rong Lu, Jun-Bo Wang, Min Lin, and Julian Cheng, “Tight Capacity Bounds for Indoor Visible Light Communications With Signal-Dependent Noise,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 1700-1713, March 2021.
  50. Md. Zoheb Hassan, Md. Jahangir Hossain, Julian Cheng, and Victor C. M. Leung, “Statistical-QoS Guarantee for IoT Network Driven by Laser-Powered UAV Relay and RF Backscatter Communications,” IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networks, vol. 5, no. 1, 406-425, March 2021.
  51. Chongjun Ouyang, Sheng Wu, Chunxiao Jiang, Julian Cheng, and Hongwen Yang, “Physical Layer Security Over Mixture Gamma Distributed Fading Channels With Discrete Inputs: A Unified and General Analytical Framework,” IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 412-416, February 2021.
  52. Qianqian Wang, Quansheng Guan, Julian Cheng, and Biyun Ma, “Ultrasonic Indexed Modulation and Multiple Access for Intra-Body Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 69, no. 1, pp. 108-120, January 2021.
  53. Fan Yang, Jun-Bo Wang, Ming Cheng, Jin-Yuan Wang, Min Lin, and Julian Cheng, “A Novel Partially Dynamic Subarrays Structure for Wideband mmWave MIMO Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 68, no. 12, December 2020.
  54. Jiayi Zhang, Hongyang Du, Peng Zhang, Julian Cheng, and Liang Yang, “Performance Analysis of 5G Mobile Relay Systems for High-Speed Trains,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 38, no. 12, pp. 2760-2772, December 2020.
  55. Adebola Olutayo, Julian Cheng, and Jonathan Holzman, “Performance Bounds for Diversity Receptions Over a New Fading Model With Arbitrary Correlated Branches,” Eurosip Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, Article Number 97, 2020.
  56. Fang Fang, Guanshan Ye, Haijun Zhang, Julian Cheng, and Victor C. M. Leung, “Energy-Efficient Joint User Association and Power Allocation in a Heterogeneous Network,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 19, no. 11, pp. 7008-7020, November 2020.
  57. Ming Cheng, Jun-Bo Wang, Julian Cheng, Jin-Yuan Wang, and Min Lin, “Joint Scheduling and Precoding for mmWave and Sub-6GHz Dual-Mode Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 69, no. 11, pp. 13098-13111, November 2020.
  58. Fan Meng, Peng Chen, Lenan Wu, and Julian Cheng, “Power Allocation in Multi-User Cellular Networks: Deep Reinforcement Learning Approaches,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 19, no. 10, pp. 6255-6267, October 2020.
  59. Jiangbo Si, Zihao Cheng, Zan Li, Julian Cheng, Hui-Ming Wang, and Naofal Al-Dhahir, “Cooperative Jamming for Secure Transmission With Both Active and Passive Eavesdroppers,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 68, no. 9, pp. 5764-5777, September 2020.
  60. Renzhi Yuan and Julian Cheng, “Free-Space Optical Quantum Communications in Turbulence Channels With Receiver Diversity,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 68, no. 9, pp. 5706-5717, September 2020.
  61. Hossein Safi, Akbar Dargahi, Julian Cheng, and Majid Safari, “Analytical Channel Model and Link Design Optimization for Ground-to-HAP Free-Space Optical Communication Networks,” IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 38, no. 18, pp. 5036-5047, September 2020.
  62. Kefeng Guo, Min Lin, Bangning Zhang, Jun-Bo Wang, Yongpeng Wu, Wei-Ping Zhu, and Julian Cheng, “Performance Analysis of Hybrid Satellite-Terrestrial Cooperative Networks With Relay Selection,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 69, no. 8, pp. 9053-9067, August 2020.
  63. Liping Luo, Quanzhong Li, and Julian Cheng, “Performance Analysis of Overlay Cognitive NOMA Systems With Imperfect Successful Interference Cancellation,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 68, no. 8, pp. 4709-4722, August 2020.
  64. Chongjun Ouyang, Sheng Wu, Chunxiao Jiang, Julian Cheng, Zhiming Dong, and Hongwen Yang, “Security Enhancement via Antenna Selection in MIMOME Channels Under Discrete Inputs,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 68, no. 8, pp. 5041-5055, August 2020.
  65. Adebola Olutayo, Julian Cheng, and Jonathan Holzman, “A New Statistical Channel Model for Emerging Wireless Communication Systems,” IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society, vol. 1, pp. 916-926, July 2020.
  66. Renzhi Yuan, Mufei Zhao, Shai Han, and Julian Cheng, “Kennedy Receiver Using Threshold Detection and Optimized Displacement Under Thermal Noise,” IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 24, no. 6, pp. 1313-1317, June 2020.
  67. Renzhi Yuan and Julian Cheng, “Closed-Form Density Matrices of Free-Space Optical Quantum Communications in Turbulent Channels,” IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 1072-1076,  May 2020.
  68. Wenyan Ma, Chenhao Qi, Zaichen Zhang, and Julian Cheng, “Sparse Channel Estimation and Hybrid Precoding Using Deep Learning for Millimeter Wave Massive MIMO,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 68, no. 5, pp. 2838-2849, May 5, 2020.
  69. Yanjie Dong, Md. Jahangir Hossain, Julian Cheng, and Victor C.M. Leung, “Cross-Layer Scheduling and Beamforming in Smart-Grid Powered Cellular Networks With Heterogeneous Energy Coordination,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 68, no. 5, pp. 2711-2725 May 2020.
  70. Xiao Chen, Julian Cheng, Zaicheng Zhang, Liang Wu, Jian Dang, and Jiangzhou Wang, “Data-Rate Driven Transmission Strategy for Deep Learning Based Communication Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 68, no. 4, pp. 2129-2142, April 2020.
  71. Chongjun Ouyang, Sheng Wu, Chunxiao Jiang, Julian Cheng, and Hongwen Yang, “Approximating Ergodic Mutual Information for Mixture Gamma Fading Channels With Discrete Inputs,” IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 734-738, April 2020.
  72. Beiyuan Liu, Chen Gong, Julian Cheng, and Zhengyuan Xu, “Correlation-Based LTI Channel Estimation for Multi-Wavelength Optical Scattering Communication,”  IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 68, no. 3, pp. 1648-1661, March 2020.
  73. Hongyang Du, Jiayi Zhang, Julian Cheng, and Bo Ai, “Distribution of the Sum of Fisher-Snedecor F Random Variables and Its Applications,” IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society, vol. 1, pp. 342-356, March 2020.
  74. Yichen Wang, Zihuan Yang, Dawei Wang, and Julian Cheng, “Throughput-Oriented Non-Orthogonal Random Access Scheme for Massive MTC Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 68, no. 3, pp. 1777-1793, March 2020.
  75. Md. Zoheb Hassan, Md. Jahangir Hossain, Julian Cheng, and Victor C. M. Leung, “Hybrid RF/FSO Backhaul Network With Statistical-QoS Aware Buffer-Aided Relaying,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 1464-1483, March 2020.
  76. Rui Tang, Julian Cheng, and Zhaoxin Cao, “Joint Placement Design, Admission Control, and Power Allocation for NOMA-Based UAV Systems,” IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 385-388, March 2020.
  77. Yang Yang, Congcong Wang, Julian Cheng, Caili Guo, and Chunyan Feng, “A Dimmable OFDM Scheme With Dynamic Subcarrier Activation for VLC,” IEEE Photonics Journal, vol. 12, no. 1, 7900112(1-13), February 2020.
  78. Renzhi Yuan, Jianshe Ma, Ping Su, Yuhan Dong, and Julian Cheng, “Monte-Carlo Integration Models for Multiple Scattering Based Optical Wireless Communication,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 68, no. 1, pp. 334-348, January 2020.
  79. Tingting Wang, Jiangbo Si, Zan Li, and Julian Cheng, “A Markov Chain Based Secrecy Outage Probability Analysis of a Full-Duplex Relay Network,” IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, 8, no. 6, pp. 1718-1721, December 2019.
  80. Yanjie Dong, Julian Cheng, Md. Jahangir Hossain, and Victor C. M. Leung, “Secure Distributed On-Device Learning Networks With Byzantine Adversaries,” IEEE Network Magazine, vol. 33, no. 6, pp. 180-187, November-December 2019.
  81. Jiangbo Si, Zan Li, Julian Cheng, and Caijun Zhong, “Asymptotic Secrecy Performance for TAS/MRC Over Correlated Nakagami-m Fading Channels,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 67, no. 11, pp. 7700-7714, November 2019.
  82. Beiyuan Liu, Chen Gong, Julian Cheng, and Zhengyuan Xu, “Power Allocation Over Broad Spectra Optical Wireless Scattering Communication Based on Link Gain Correlation,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 67, no. 10, pp. 6980-6993, October 2019.
  83. Norman C. Beaulieu, Mostafa Naseri, and Julian Cheng, “Novel Theoretical Performance Comparisons of Open-Loop and Closed-Loop Timing Recovery in Rayleigh Fading Channels With and Without a Receiver Outage Condition,” IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 1448-1451, October 2019.
  84. Bingcheng Zhu and Julian Cheng, “Asymptotic Outage Analysis on Dual-Branch Diversity Reception Over Non-Identically Distributed and Correlated Lognormal Fading Channels,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 67, no. 10, pp. 7126-7138, October 2019.
  85. Bo Zhang, Renzhi Yuan, Julian Cheng, Jianfeng Sun, and Sergio Leon-Saval, “A Study of Power Distributions in Non-mode-Selective Photonics Lantern for Coherent Optical Receiver,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 31, no. 17, pp. 1465-1468, September 2019.
  86. Ming Cheng, Jun-Bo Wang, and Julian Cheng, “A New Bound for Secure Beamforming Design in MISO Communication Networks,” IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 23, no. 9, pp. 1474-1478, September 2019.
  87. Yang Yang, Zhimin Zeng, Julian Cheng, Caili Guo, and Chunyan Feng, “A Relay-Assisted OFDM System for VLC Uplink Transmission,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 67, no. 9, pp. 6268-6281, September 2019.
  88. Zhiqiang Xiao, Bingcheng Zhu, Julian Cheng, and Yongjin Wang, “Outage Probability Bonds of EGC Over Dual-Branch Non-Identically Distributed Independent Lognormal Fading Channels With Optimized Parameters,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 68, no. 8, pp. 8232-8237, August 2019.
  89. Jiakang Zheng, Jiayi Zhang, Gaofeng Pan, Julian Cheng, and Bo Ai, “Sum of Squared Fluctuating Two-Ray Random Variables With Wireless Applications,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 68, no. 8, pp. 8173-8177, August 2019.
  90. Hossein Safi, Ali Asghar Sharifi, Mohammad Taghi Dabiri, Imran Shafique Ansari, and Julian Cheng, “Adaptive Channel Coding and Power Control for Practical FSO Communications Over Gamma-Gamma Turbulence,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 68, no. 8, pp. 7566-7577, August 2019.
  91. Hui Ma, Julian Cheng, and Xianfu Wang, “Proportional Fair Secrecy Beamforming for MISO Heterogeneous Cellular Networks With Wireless Information and Power Transfer,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 67, no. 8, pp. 5659-5673, August 2019.
  92. Bingcheng Zhu, Zhiming Zhu, Yongjin Wang, and Julian Cheng, “Optimal Optical Omnidirectional Angle-of-Arrival Estimator With Complementary Photodiodes,” IEEE/OSA Journal on Lightwave Technology, vol. 37, no. 13, pp. 2932-2945, July 2019.
  93. Rui Tang, Julian Cheng, and Zhaoxin Cao, “Energy-Efficient Power Allocation for Cooperative NOMA Systems With IBFD-Enabled Two-Way Cognitive Transmission,” IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 23, no. 6, pp. 1101-1104, June 2019.
  94. Md. Zoheb Hassan, Md. Jahangir Hossain, Julian Cheng, and Victor C. M. Leung, “Joint FSO Fronthaul and Millimeter-Wave Access Link Optimization in Cloud Small Cell Networks: A Statistical-QoS Aware Approach,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 67, no. 6, pp. 4208-4226, June 2019.
  95. Dongming Li, Julian Cheng, and Victor C. M. Leung, “Polarization Jones Vector Distance Statistics Based Full-Duplex Primary Signal Extraction for Cognitive Radios,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 67, no. 4, pp. 2689-2701, April 2019.
  96. Liang Wu, Julian Cheng, Zaichen Zhang, Jian Dang, and Huaping Liu, “Low-Complexity Spatial Modulation for IM/DD Optical Wireless Communications,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 31, no. 6, pp. 475-478, March 2019.
  97. Dongming Li, Dengyin Zhang, and Julian Cheng, “A Novel Polarization Enabled Full-Duplex Hybrid Spectrum Sharing Scheme for Cognitive Radios,” IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 530-533, March 2019.
  98. Dongming Li, Dengyin Zhang, and Julian Cheng, “Degrees of Freedom for Half-Duplex and Full-Duplex Cognitive Radios,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 68, no. 3, pp. 2571-2584, March 2019.
  99. Tianfeng Wu, Jianshe Ma, Ping Su, Renzhi Yuan, and Julian Cheng, “Modeling of Short-Range Ultraviolet Communication Channel Based on Spherical Coordinate System” IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 242-245, February 2019.
  100. Fang Fang, Julian Cheng, and Zhiguo Ding, `Joint Energy-Efficient Subchannel and Power Optimization for a Downlink NOMA Heterogeneous Network,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 68, no. 2, pp. 1351-1364, February 2019.
  101. Hao Li, Julian Cheng, Zhigang Wang, and Houjun Wang, “Joint Antenna Selection and Power Allocation for an Energy-Efficient Massive MIMO System,” IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 257-260, February 2019.
  102. Tianfeng Wu, Jianshe Ma, Renzhi Yuan, Ping Su, and Julian Cheng, “Single-Scatter Model for Short-Range Ultraviolet Communication in a Narrow Beam Case,” IEEE Photonic Technology Letters, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 265-268, February 2019.
  103. Dawei Wang, Woping Xu, Xingjie Fan, and Julian Cheng, “Privacy Preserving With Adaptive Link Selection for Hybrid Radio-Frequency and Free Space Optical Networks,” OSA Optics Express, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 3121-3135, January 2019.
  104. Jiangbo Si, Zan Li, Julian Cheng, and Caijun Zhong, “Secrecy Performance of Diversity Receptions Over Correlated Rayleigh Fading Channels,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 444-458, January 2019.
  105. Rui Tang, Julian Cheng, and Zhaoxin Cao, “Contract-Based Incentive Mechanism for Cooperative NOMA Systems,” IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 172-175, January 2019.
  106. Yanjie Dong, Md. Jahangir Hossain, Julian Cheng, and Victor C. M. Leung, “Robust Energy Efficient Beamforming in MISOME-SWIPT Systems With Proportional Secrecy Rate,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, 37, no. 1, pp. 202-215, January 2019.
  107. Jin-Yuan Wang, Cheng Liu, Jun-Bo Wang, Yongpeng Wu, Min Li, and Julian Cheng, “Physical-Layer Security for Indoor Visible Light Communications: Secrecy Capacity Analysis,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 66, no. 12, pp. 6423-6436, December 2018.
  108. Zhenzhen Hu, Julian Cheng, Zhongpei Zhang, and Yingchang Liang, “Performance Analysis of Collaborative Beamforming With Outdated CSI for Multi-Relay Spectrum Sharing Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 67, no. 12, pp. 11627-11641, December 2018.
  109. Rui Tang, Hua Qu, Jihong Zhao, Julian Cheng, and Zhaoxin Cao, “Distributed Resource Allocation for IBFD-Enabled NOMA Systems,” IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 22, no. 11, pp. 2318-2321, November 2018.
  110. Dongming Li, Julian Cheng, and Victor Leung, “Adaptive Spectrum Sharing for Half-Duplex and Full-Duplex Cognitive Radios: From the Energy Efficiency Perspective,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 66, no. 11, pp. 5067-5080, November 2018.
  111. Chunpu Wang, Chen Feng, and Julian Cheng, “Distributed Join-the-idle-Queue for Low Latency Cloud Services,” IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 26, no. 5, pp. 2309-2319, October 2018.
  112. Ruowen Bai, Zhaocheng Wang, Jiang Rui, and Julian Cheng, “Interleaved DFT- Spread Layered/Enhanced ACO-OFDM for Intensity-Modulated Direct-Detection Systems,” IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 36, no. 20, pp. 4713-4722, October 2018.
  113. Yanjie Dong, Ahmed El Shafie, Md. Jahangir Hossain, Julian Cheng, Naofal Al-Dhahir, and Victor C. M. Leung, “Secure Beamforming in Full-Duplex SWIPT Systems With Multiple Eavesdroppers,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 17, no. 10, pp. 6559-6574, October 2018.
  114. Hua Fu, Sebastien Roy, and Julian Cheng, “Applying Hankel Expansion to Analyze Performance of Double-Nakagami (Generalized-K) Fading,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 66, no. 10, pp. 4893-4906, October 2018.
  115. Fuhui Zhou, Norman C. Beaulieu, Julian Cheng, Zheng Chu, and Yuhao Wang, “Robust Max-Min Fairness Resource Allocation in Sensing-Based Wideband Cognitive Radio With SWIPT: Imperfect Channel Sensing,” IEEE Systems Journal, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 2361-2372, September 2018.
  116. Mahdi Ben Ghorbel, Brian Berscheid, Ebrahim Bedeer, Md. Jahangir Hossain, Colin Howlett, and Julian Cheng, “On Profile Optimization for DOCSIS 3.1,” IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 934-945, September 2018.
  117. Md. Zoheb Hassan, Md. Jahangir Hossain, Julian Cheng, and Victor C.M. Leung, “Adaptive Transmission for Coherent OWC With Multiple Parallel Optical Beams,” IEEE Photonic Technology Letters, vol. 30, no. 12, pp. 1119-1122, June 2018.
  118. Woping Xu, Ruhe Qiu, and Julian Cheng, “Fair Optimal Resource Allocation for Cognitive Radio Networks With Co-Channel Interference,” IEEE Access, vol. 6, Issue 1, pp. 37418-37429, June 2018.
  119. Mark H. Bergen, Ferdinand S. Schaal, Richard Klukas, Julian Cheng, and Jonathan F. Holzman, “Towards the Implementation of a Universal Angle Based Optical Indoor Positioning Systems,” Springer Frontiers of Optoelectronics, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 116-127, June 2018. (Invited Paper)
  120. Yanjie Dong, Zoheb Hassan, Julian Cheng, Md. Jahangir Hossain, and Victor C. M. Leung, “An Edge Computing Empowered Radio Access Network With UAV-mounted FSO Fronthaul and Backhaul: Key Challenges and Approaches,” IEEE Wireless Communications, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 154-160, June 2018.
  121. Xin Ge, Xiuhua Li, Hu Jin, Julian Cheng, and Victor C. M. Leung, “Joint User Association and Scheduling for Load Balancing in Heterogeneous Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 3211-3225, May 2018.
  122. Bingcheng Zhu, Zaoquan Zeng, Julian Cheng, and Norman C. Beaulieu, “On the Distribution Function of the Generalized Beckmann Random Variable and Its Applications in Communications,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 66, no. 5, pp. 2235-2250, May 2018.
  123. Haijun Zhang, Fang Fang, Julian Cheng, Wei Wang, Keping Long, and Victor C. M. Leung, “Energy-Efficient Resource Allocation in NOMA Heterogeneous Networks,” IEEE Wireless Communications, vol. 25, pp. 48-53, April 2018.
  124. Haijun Zhang, Hao Liu, Julian Cheng, and Victor C. M. Leung, “Downlink Energy Efficiency of Power Allocation and Wireless Backhaul Bandwidth Allocation in Heterogeneous Small Cell Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 66, no. 4, pp. 1705-1716, April 2018.
  125. Haijun Zhang, Na Liu, Keping Long, Julian Cheng, Victor C. M. Leung, and Lajos Hanzo, “Energy Efficient Subchannel and Power Allocation for the Software Defined Heterogeneous VLC and RF Networks,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 658-670, March 2018.
  126. Dawei Wang, Pinyi Ren, and Julian Cheng, “Cooperative Secure Communication in Two-Hop Buffer-Aided Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 66, no. 3, pp. 972-985, March 2018.
  127. Md. Zoheb Hassan, Md. Jahangir Hossain, Julian Cheng, and Victor C. M. Leung, “Statistical Delay-QoS Aware Joint Power Adaptation and Transmission Link Selection for Free Space Optic Based Fronthaul Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 66, no. 3, pp. 1124-1138, March 2018.
  128. Haijun Zhang, Jiali Du, Julian Cheng, Keping Long, and Victor C. M. Leung, “Incomplete CSI Based Resource Optimization in SWIPT Enabled Heterogeneous Cloud Small Cell Networks: A Non-Cooperative Game Theoretic Approach,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 1882-1892, March 2018.
  129. Md. Zoheb Hassan, Md. Jahangir Hossain, Julian Cheng, and Victor C. M. Leung, “Delay-QoS Aware Adaptive Modulation and Power Allocation for Dual Channel Coherent OWC,” IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 138-151, March 2018.
  130. Yi Luo, Yan Zheng, Julian Cheng, and Hong-Lin Zhao, “Performance of SWIPT-based Differential AF Relaying Over Nakagami-m Fading Channels With Direct Link,” IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 106-109, February 2018.
  131. Bingcheng Zhu, Julian Cheng, Jun Yan, Jinyun Wang, Lenan Wu, and Yongjin Wang “A New Asymptotic Analysis Technique for Outage Probabilities of Diversity Systems Over Correlated Lognormal Fading Channels,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, 66, no. 2, pp. 845-861, February 2018.
  132. Hui Ma, Julian Cheng, Xianfu Wang, and Pingming Ma, “Robust MISO Beamforming With Cooperative Jamming for Secure Transmission From Perspectives of QoS and Secrecy Rate,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 66, no. 2, 767-780, February 2018.
  133. Bingcheng Zhu, Julian Cheng, Yongjin Wang, Jun Yan, and Jinyuan Wang, “Three-Dimensional VLC Positioning Based on Angle Difference of Arrival With Arbitrary Titling Angle of Receiver,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 8-22, January 2018.
  134. Yanjie Dong, Md. Jahangir Hossain, Julian Cheng, and Victor C. M. Leung, “Dynamic Cross-Layer Beamforming in Hybrid Powered Communication Systems With Harvest-use-Trade Strategy,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 16, no. 12, pp. 8011-8025, December 2017.
  135. Hui Ma, Haijun Zhang, Shawn Wang, and Julian Cheng, “Backhaul-Aware User Association and Resource Allocation for Massive MIMO Enabled HetNets,” IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 21, no. 12, pp.2710-2713, December 2017.
  136. Dawei Wang, Pinyi Ren, and Julian Cheng, “Achieving Full Secrecy Rate With Energy-Efficient Transmission Control,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 65, no. 12, pp.5386-5400, December 2017.
  137. Liu Niu, Julian Cheng, and Jonathan Holzman, “Undersampled Differential Phase Shift ON-OFF Keying for Optical Camera Communications,” Journal of Communications and Information Networks, vol. 2 no. 4 pp.47-56,  December 2017. (Invited)
  138. Xiaoyu Zhou, Gongpu Wang, Yanwen Wang, and Julian Cheng, “An Approximate BER Analysis for Ambient Backscatter Communication System With Tag Selection,” IEEE Access, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 22552-22558, December 2017.
  139. Fang FangHaijun Zhang, Julian Cheng, Sébastien Roy, and Victor C. M. Leung, “Joint User Scheduling and Power Allocation Optimization for Energy Efficient NOMA Systems With Imperfect CSI,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 35, no. 12, pp. 2874-2885, December 2017.
  140. Yang Yang, Zhimin Zeng, Julian Cheng, and Caili Guo, “A Novel Hybrid Dimming Scheme for Visible Light Communication Systems,” IEEE Photonics Journals, vol. 9, no. 6, pp.(7908312) 1-13, December 2017.
  141. Liang Wu, Julian Cheng, Zaichen Zhang, Jian Dang, and Huaping Liu, “Channel Estimation for Optical-OFDM Based Multiuser MISO Visible Light Communication,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 29, no. 20, pp.1727-1730, October 2017.
  142. Bingcheng Zhu, Jun Yan, and Yongjin Wang, Lenan Wu, and Julian Cheng, “Asymptotically Tight Performance Bounds of Diversity Receptions Over α-µ Fading Channels With Arbitrary Correlation,”  IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 66, no. 9, pp. 7619-7632, September 2017.
  143. Yi Luo, Qi-Yue Yu, Hong-Lin Zhao, and Julian Cheng, “Weighted Selection Combinings for Differential Decode-and-Forward Cooperative Networks,” IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 24, no. 8, pp.1242-1246, August 2017.
  144. Yi Lou, Qi-Yue Yu, Hong-Lin Zhao, and Julian Cheng, “Exact BER Analysis of Selection Combining for Differential SWIPT Relaying Systems,” IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 24, no. 8, pp.1198-1202, August 2017.
  145. Adebola OlutayoHui Ma, Julian Cheng, and Jonathan F. Holzman, “Level Crossing Rate and Average Fade Duration for the Beaulieu-Xie Fading Model,” IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 326-329, June 2017.
  146. Xin Ge, Hu Jin, Jun Zhu, Julian Cheng, and Victor C.M. Leung, “Exploring Opportunistic Scheduling in Uplink Wiretap Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 66, no. 6, pp.4886-4897, June 2017.
  147. Yanjie Dong, Xin Ge, Md. Jahangir Hossain, Julian Cheng, and Victor C. M. Leung, “Proportional Fairness Based Beamforming and Signal Splitting for MISO-SWIPT Systems,” IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 21, no. 5, pp.1135-1138, May 2017.
  148. Dawei Wang, Pingyi Ren, Julian Cheng, Qinghe Du, Yichen Wang, and Li Sun, “Secure Transmission for Mixed FSO/RF Relay Networks With Physical-layer Key Encryption and Wiretap Coding,” OSA Optics Express, vol. 25, no. 9, pp.10078-10089, May 2017.
  149. Fuhui Zhou, Zan Li, Julian Cheng, Qunwei Li, and Jiangbo Si, “Robust AN-aided Beamforming and Power Splitting Design for Secure MISO Cognitive Radio With SWIPT,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 2450-2464, April 2017.
  150. Haijun Zhang, Yani Nie, Julian Cheng, Victor C. M. Leung, and Arumugam Nathanathan, “Sensing Time Optimization and Power Control for Energy Efficient Cognitive Small Cell With Imperfect Hybrid Spectrum Sensing,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 730-743, February 2017.
  151. Zhaoquan Zeng, Shu Fu, Huihui Zhang, Yuhan Dong, and Julian Cheng, “A Survey of Underwater Optical Wireless Communications,” IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 204-238, First Quarter, 2017.
  152. Haijun ZhangYanjie Dong, Julian Cheng, Md. Jahangir Hossain, and Victor C. M. Leung, “Fronthauling for 5G LTE-U Ultra Dense Cloud Small Cell Networks,” IEEE Wireless Communications, vol. 23, no. 6, pp. 48-53, December 2016.
  153. Yang Yang, Zhimin Zeng, Julian Cheng, and Caili Guo, “A Dimmable MIMO-OFDM Scheme for Optical OFDM Based Visible Light Communication,” OSA Optics Express, vol. 24, Issue 26, pp. 30254-30263, December 2016.
  154. 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,” IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 34, no. 21, pp. 5007-5022, November 2016.
  155. Xiuhua Li, Xin Ge, X. Wang, Julian Cheng, and Victor C. M. Leung, “Energy Efficiency Optimization: Joint Antenna-subcarrier-Power Allocation in OFDM-DASs,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 15, no. 11, pp. 7470-7483, November 2016.
  156. 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,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 1714-1725, October 2016.
  157. Fang FangHaijun Zhang, Julian Cheng, and Victor C. M. Leung, “Energy-Efficient Resource Allocation for Downlink Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA) Network,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 64, no. 9, pp. 3722-3732, September 2016.
  158. 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.
  159. 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.
  160. Luanxia YangBingcheng 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.
  161. 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.
  162. 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.
  163. Changming 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.
  164. 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.
  165. Md. Zoheb Hassan, Md. Jahangir Hossain, Julian Cheng, and Victor C. M. Leung, “Subcarrier Intensity Modulated Optical Wireless Communications: A Survey from Communication Theory Perspective,”  ZTE Communications, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 2-11, April 2016. (Invited)
  166. 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.
  167. Luanxia YangXuegui 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, January 2016.
  168. Bingcheng ZhuFan 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.
  169. 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.
  170. 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.
  171. 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.
  172. 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.
  173. 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.
  174. 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.
  175. 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.
  176. 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, no. 5, pp. 731-734, May 2015.
  177. Xuegui SongFan 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, no. 9, pp. 1896-1904, May 2015.
  178. Xuegui SongFan 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, Feburary2015.
  179. Xuegui SongFan 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.
  180. Ning WangXuegui 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, no. 12, pp. 1072-1081, December 2014.
  181. Trevor Allen, Julian Cheng, and Naofal Al-Dhahir, “Secure Space-Time Block Coding Without Transmitter CSI,” IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol. 3, no. 12, pp. 573-576, December 2014.
  182. 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, no. 10, pp. 5676-5689, October 2014.
  183. 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, no. 9, pp. 1507-1510, September 2014.
  184. Qian Zhang, Julian Cheng, and George K. Karagiannidis, “Block Error Rate of Optical Wireless Communication Systems Over Atmospheric Turbulence Channels,” IET Communications, vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 616-625, March 2014.
  185. Mingbo Niu, Julian Cheng, and Jonathan F. Holzman, “Alamouti-Type STBC for Atmospheric Optical Communication Using Coherent Detection,” IEEE Photonics Journal, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 7900217 (1-17), February 2014.
  186. Fan Yang, Julian Cheng, and Theodoros A. Tsiftsis, “Free-Space Optical Communication With Nonzero Boresight Pointing Errors,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 62, no. 2, pp. 713-725, February 2014.
  187. 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, no. 2, pp. 736-748, February 2014.
  188. 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, no. 12, pp. 2332-2335, December 2013.
  189. Xuegui Song and Julian Cheng, “Subcarrier Intensity Modulated MIMO Optical Communications in Atmospheric Turbulence,” IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, vol. 5, no. 9, pp. 1001-1009, September 2013.
  190. 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.
  191. 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, no. 7, pp. 2946-2957, July 2013.
  192. 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, no. 12, pp. 1906-1913, June 2013.
  193. 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, no. 5, pp. 554-564, May 2013.
  194. Mingbo Niu, Julian Cheng, and Jonathan F. Holzman, “A MIMO Architecture for Coherent MIMO Free-Space Optical Communication Systems,” IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 411-420, May 2013.
  195. Xuegui SongFan 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, no. 4, pp. 349-358, April 2013.
  196. Xuegui Song and Julian Cheng, “Optical Communication Using Subcarrier Intensity Modulation in Strong Atmospheric Turbulence,” IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 30, no. 22, pp. 3484-3493, November 2012.
  197. Fan Yang and Julian Cheng, “Coherent Free-Space Optical Communications in Lognormal-Rician Turbulence,” IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 16, no. 11, pp. 1872-1875, November 2012.
  198. Feng TanXuegui 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.
  199. Ning WangXuegui 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.
  200. Xianchang Li and J. Cheng, “Asymptotic Error Rate Analysis of Selection Combining on Generalized Correlated Nakagami-m Channels,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 60, no. 7, pp. 1765-1771, July 2012.
  201. Md. Zoheb HassanXuegui 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.
  202. Xuegui SongMingbo Niu, and Julian Cheng, “Error Rate of Subcarrier Intensity Modulations for Wireless Optical Communications,” IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 540-543, April 2012.
  203. Xianchang Li and Julian Cheng, “Asymptotic Error Rate Analysis of EGC Over Generalized Correlated Nakagami-Channels,” IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 536-539, April 2012.
  204. Mingbo NiuXuegui 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.
  205. Mingbo NiuJosh 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.
  206. Mingbo Niu, Julian Cheng, and Jonathan F. Holzman, “Error Rate Analysis of M-ary Coherent Free Space Optical Communication Systems with K-distributed Turbulence,’’ IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 59, no. 3, pp. 664-668, March 2011.
  207. 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, no. 1, pp. 176-187, January 2011.
  208. 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.
  209. 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.
  210. 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, no. 5, pp. 1351-1355, May 2010.
  211. 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, no. 4, pp. 527-530, April 2008.
  212. Zheng Du, Julian Cheng, and Norman C. Beaulieu, “BER Analysis of BPSK Signals in Ricean-Faded Cochannel Interference,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 55, no. 10, pp. 1994-2001, October 2007.
  213. 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, no. 2, pp. 319-328, February 2006.
  214. Julian Cheng and Norman C. Beaulieu, “Error Rate of Asynchronous DS-CDMA in Nakagami Fading,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 4, no. 11, pp. 2674-2676, November 2005.
  215. 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, no. 7, pp. 1279-1284, July 2005.
  216. 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, no. 4,  pp. 316-318, April 2005.
  217. Julian Cheng, Chintha Tellambura, and Norman C. Beaulieu, “Performance of Digital Linear Modulations on Weibull Fading Channels,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 52, no. 8, pp. 1265-1268, August 2004.
  218. 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, no. 1, pp. 149-158, January 2004.
  219. 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, no. 9, pp. 865-870, September 2003.
  220. Julian Cheng and Norman C. Beaulieu, “Generalized Moment Estimators for the Nakagami Fading Parameter,” IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 144-146, April 2002.
  221. Julian Cheng and Norman C. Beaulieu, “Accurate DS-CDMA Bit Error Probability Calculation in Rayleigh Fading,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 3-15, January 2002.
  222. Julian Cheng and Norman C. Beaulieu, “Maximum-Likelihood Based Estimation of the Nakagami m Parameter,” IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 101-103, March 2001.

Recent Conference Publications

Note: Trainees under my official supervision are in boldface.

  1. Hui Ma, Julian Cheng, and Shawn Wang, “Secrecy Beamforming for SWIPT MISO Heterogeneous Cellular Networks,” Proceedings of the 29th Biennial Symposium on Communications (BSC), Toronto, ON, June 6-7, 2018. Winner of 2018 Canadian Society of Information Theory (CSIT) Paper Award

 

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