Kan Zheng, PhD
Professor, IEEE Senior Member
School of Information and Telecommunication Engineering
Beijing University of Posts & Telecommunication
E-mail: zkan AT bupt DOT edu DOT cn
Prof. Kan Zheng is currently a visiting professor in University of Waterloo, Canada. He received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), China, in 1996, 2000 and 2005, respectively, where he is also a professor. His current research interests lie in the field of wireless communications, with an emphasis on performance analysis and optimization of heterogeneous networks towards 5G.
He has published more than 200 papers in IEEE conferences and transactions. He holds editorial board positions for several international journals. He has organized several special issues in famous journals including IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, IEEE Communication Magazine, IEEE System Journal, Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies (ETT), and so on. He has also served in the Organizing/TPC Committees for more than 20 conferences such as IEEE PIMRC, IEEE VTC and so on.
The details of his current citations and h-index can be found on Google Scholar.
We are looking for self-motivated graduate students in areas of M2M/IoT, IoV and 5G networks. Please send me your CV, transcript and a description of research interest via email.
[March 2015] Four papers of our group have been accepted by IEEE VTC Spring 2015!
K.Zheng, F.Hu, W.Xiang, M.Dohler, and W.Wang, "Radio resource allocation in LTE-advanced cellular networks with M2M communications," IEEE Communications Magazine, July, 2012.
Internet-of-Everything (IoE) expands on the concept of the “Internet of Things (IoT)” in that it connects not just physical devices but quite literally everything by getting them all on the network. It moves beyond only connecting devices to one another and the Internet, and offers higher computing power. This connection goes beyond basic machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, but also includes machine-to-people and people-to-people. IoE works to connect more devices onto the network, stretching out the edges of the network and expanding the roster of what can be connected. It is bringing productivity and new exciting opportunities to not also the industry but also the academia. Our current research topics in IoE include: IoT system design and implementation, IoT/IoV application development, MAC protocols and cross-layer design, resource management research.[Research Top]
The fifth generation (5G) mobile networks are expected to provide the significant increases in system capacity as well as spectrum efficiency, compared with the current long-term evolution (LTE) and LTE-advanced networks. Both standardization and technology developers are facing the challenge of diverse 5G technological requirements in the provision of 5G services and applications. The revolution on air-interface and radio access network (RAN) are needed to achieve these objectives. It has been agreed that 5G may natively support for new kinds of network deployments, including ultra-dense radio networking with self-backhauling, device-to-device communications, dynamic spectrum refarming and radio access infrastructure sharing.
Our current research topics in 5G RAN includes massive MIMO, non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA), filter bank multicarrier (FBMC), generalized frequency division multiplexing (GFDM), faster than Nyquist (FTN) and so on.[Research Top]
Nowadays, cloud radio access network (RAN) has been widely accepted to be the feasible solution for heterogeneous networks. In Cloud-RAN, all RAN functionalities are achieved in the centralized digital baseband units (BBUs) pool in vast warehouses of machines, which are connected to remote radio heads (RRHs) via fiber. It may take advantages of technologies such as cloud computing, advanced remote radio head (RRH) techniques and Soft-Defined Network (SDN) approaches. Motivated by the essence of C-RAN, we are investigating how to well exploit various resources in clouds, e.g., computation, communication and storage resources, to provide the satisfied service quality to users. Our current research topics in this areas includes system architecture design for mobile SDN, resource virtualization, traffic offloading control, resource management schemes and so on.[Research Top]
SDR provides sufficient flexibility by performing the functions of the physical layer (PHY) and medium access control layer (MAC) in software, whilst only the radio frequency (RF) and signal conversion functions are implemented in programmable hardware. Instead of DSPs or FPGAs, a general-purpose microprocessor can be used for SDR implementation, which was initially introduced by Bose (www.vanu.com). In such a platform, commonplace languages such as C/C++ as well as familiar development tools can be used; the SDR design is hence open to an emerging community of software radio developers. The GNU radio (www.gnuradio.org) follows this approach and offers a programming environment specialized in SDR developments.
Thus, we have been involved in the SDR development based on GNU for more than ten years and achieved lots of prototypes. Now, we are working on the new prototypes of not only LTE systems but also IoT systems.[Research Top]