About Professor Ying-Chang Liang

Dr Liang’s research interests lie in the general area of wireless networking and communications, with current focus on applying artificial intelligence, big data analytics and machine learning techniques to the design and optimization of wireless networking and communications.

Dr Liang’s research expertise includes cognitive radio networks, spectrum sharing and dynamic spectrum access, cooperative wireless communications, IoT communications, M2M communications, machine learning and big data analytics for communications and networks, information theory, random matrix theory, and statistical signal processing.

Dr Liang was elected a Fellow of the IEEE in December 2010, and was recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Highly Cited Researcher in 2014, 2015 and 2016. He received IEEE ComSoc's TAOS Best Paper Award in 2016, IEEE Jack Neubauer Memorial Award in 2014, the First IEEE ComSoc's APB Outstanding Paper Award in 2012, and the EURASIP Journal of Wireless Communications and Networking Best Paper Award in 2010. He also received the Institute of Engineers Singapore (IES)'s Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award in 2007, and the IEEE Standards Association's Outstanding Contribution Appreciation Award in 2011, for his contributions to the development of IEEE 802.22 standard.

Dr Liang is now an Associate Editor-in-Chief of the World Scientific Journal on Random Matrices: Theory and Applications. He was Founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications - Cognitive Radio Series, key founder of the new journal IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, and Chair of IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Cognitive Networks. He has been Guest/Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, and IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, and IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Network. Dr Liang was a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society and the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, and has been a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Asia-Pacific Wireless Communications Symposium since 2009. He served as Technical Program Committee (TPC) Chair of CROWN'08 and DySPAN'10, Symposium Chair of ICC'12 and Globecom'12, General Co-Chair of ICCS'10 and ICCS'14. He serves as TPC Chair and Executive Co-Chair of Globecom'17 to be held in Singapore.

Selected publications

  1. Y.-C. Liang, Y. Zeng, E. Peh and A.T. Hoang, Sensing-throughput tradeoff for cognitive radio networks, IEEE Trans on Wireless Communications, vol.7, No.4, pp.1326-1337, April 2008. 
  2. X. Kang, Y.-C. Liang, A. Nallanathan, H. Garg, and R. Zhang, Optimal Power Allocation for Fading Channels in Cognitive Radio Networks: Ergodic Capacity and Outage Capacity, IEEE Trans on Wireless Communications, vol.8, No.2, pp.740-750, February 2009.
  3. R. Zhang, Y.-C. Liang, and S. Cui, Dynamic Resource Allocation in Cognitive Radio Networks: A Convex Optimization Perspective, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, vol.27, No.3, pp.102-114, May 2010. 
  4. Y.-C. Liang, K.-C. Chen, G. Y. Li, and P. Mahonen, Cognitive Radio Networking and Communications: An Overview, IEEE Trans on Vehicular Technology, vol.60, No.7, pp.3386-3407, September 2011. 
  5. L. Zhang, R. Zhang, Y.-C. Liang, Y. Xin, and V. H. Poor, On Gaussian MIMO BC-MAC duality with multiple covariance constraints, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, pp.2064-2078, April 2012.
  6. Y. Pei and Y.-C. Liang, Resource allocation for device-to-device communication overlaying two-way cellular networks, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, July 2013.
  7. H.F Chong and Y.-C. Liang, The capacity region of the class of three-receiver Gaussian MIMO multilevel broadcast channels with two-degraded message sets, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, pp.42-53, Jan 2014.
  8. S. Han, Y.-C. Liang, and B.-H. Soong, Spectrum Rafarming: A New Paradigm for Spectrum Sharing in Cellular Networks, IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol.63, No.5, pp.1895-1906, March 2015. 
  9. S. Han, Y.-C. Liang, Q. Chen, and B.-H. Soong, Licensed-Assisted Access for LTE in Unlicensed Spectrum: A MAC Protocol Design, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol.34, No.10, pp.2550-2561, Oct. 2016.
  10. X. Zhang, Y.-C. Liang, and J. Fan, Novel Bayesian Inference Algorithms for Multiuser Detection in M2M Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 2017.