I am currently an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering (EIE), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU).

 

I obtained the B​.Eng. degree from Chien-Shiung Wu Honors College, Southeast University, in June 2013, and the Ph.D. degree from NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering (NGS), National University of Singapore (NUS), in January 2018 (advisors: Prof. Rui Zhang and Prof. Teng Joon Lim). From 2017 to 2020, I was a Research Fellow with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NUS, working with Prof. Rui Zhang. From 2020 to 2021, I was a Research Assistant Professor with the EIE department, PolyU.

My current research interests include intelligent reflecting surface aided communications, UAV communications, MIMO, communication theory, optimization methods, and other interesting topics in wireless communications and signal processing. I am the recipient of the 2021 Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar Award, and was selected as one of the Rising Stars in EECS, 2019 (by UIUC). 

E-mail: shuowen.zhang at polyu.edu.hk

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News:

[Dec. 2021] I am looking for self-motivated Ph.D. students, research assistants/aAssociates or postdoctoral fellows. The student will work on wireless communications and networking. Interested applicants may send your CV to shuowen.zhang at polyu.edu.hk

[Oct. 2021] I am honored to receive the Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar Award, 2021 [Press Release].

[Sep. 2021] Our papers "Capacity characterization for intelligent reflecting surface aided MIMO communication" and "Intelligent reflecting surface aided wireless communications: A tutorial" are listed as ESI Hot Papers.

 

[Aug. 2021] Our paper "Device-free sensing in OFDM cellular network" is available on arXiv. [arXiv]

[Aug. 2021] Our paper "A new channel estimation strategy in intelligent reflecting surface assisted networks" is accepted to appear in IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom), 2021.

[Jul. 2021] Our papers "Capacity characterization for intelligent reflecting surface aided MIMO communication" and "Intelligent reflecting surface enhanced OFDM: Protocol design and rate maximization" are listed as ESI Highly Cited Papers.

[May 2021] Our paper "On massive IoT connectivity with temporally-correlated user activity," is accepted to appear in IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), 2021. [arXiv]

[Apr. 2021] Our paper "Intelligent reflecting surface aided multi-user communication: Capacity region and deployment strategy" is accepted to appear in IEEE Transactions on Communications. [IEEEXplore] [arXiv]

[Jan. 2021] I will serve as a guest editor for the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, special issue on next generation multiple access. The manuscript submission deadline is August 15, 2021. [Call for papers]

[Dec. 2020] Our paper "Intelligent reflecting surface aided wireless communications: A tutorial" has been accepted by IEEE Transactions on Communications. [arXiv]

[Dec. 2020] Our paper "A two-stage radar sensing approach based on MIMO-OFDM technology" was presented at the IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom) Workshops, 2020. [arXiv]

[Oct. 2020] Our paper "Radio map based 3D path planning for cellular-connected UAV" has been accepted by IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. [arXiv]

[Oct. 2020] Our paper "Intelligent reflecting surface aided multiuser downlink transmission: Analysis and design" has been submitted to IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.

[Aug. 2020] Our paper "Intelligent reflecting surface aided multicasting with random passive beamforming" has been accepted by IEEE Wireless Communications Letters.

 

[Aug. 2020] I will serve as a guest editor for the IEEE Open Journal of Vehicular Technology, special issue on UAV communications for safe aerial integration and spectrum coexistence. The manuscript submission deadline is January 31, 2021. [Call for papers]

[Aug. 2020] I joined the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, as a Research Assistant Professor.

[Jun. 2020] Our paper "On the capacity of intelligent reflecting surface aided MIMO communication" was presented at the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), 2020.

[May 2020] Our paper "Intelligent reflecting surface aided multiple access: Capacity region and deployment strategy" was presented at the IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), 2020 (as an invited paper).

[Apr. 2020] Our paper "Cooperative double-IRS aided communication: Beamforming design and power scaling" has been accepted by IEEE Wireless Communications Letters.

[Mar. 2020] Our paper "Intelligent reflecting surface enhanced OFDM: Protocol design and rate maximization" has been accepted by IEEE Transactions on Communications.

 

[Feb. 2020] Our paper "Capacity characterization for intelligent reflecting surface aided MIMO communication" has been accepted by IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, special issue on multiple antenna technologies for beyond 5G.

 

[Jan. 2020] Our paper "IRS-enhanced OFDMA: Joint resource allocation and passive beamforming optimization" has been accepted by IEEE Wireless Communications Letters.

[Dec. 2019] Our paper "Trajectory optimization for cellular-connected UAV under outage duration constraint" has been accepted by Journal of Communications and Information Networks (as an invited paper).