Control and Signal Processing Lab

2015 Seminars

High Mobility Wireless Communications: Challenges and Opportunities

Date: Monday 9 February
Speaker: Prof Pingzhi Fan, Institute of Mobile Communications, Southwest Jiaotong University, China.


In the blink of an eye, you may miss the 350 km/h high-speed train as it thunders by, not mentioning the 574 km/h French TGV track train (April 2007) or the 581 km/h Japanese JR-Maglev train (December 2003). Recently, there have been growing interests to deliver true broadband wireless internet services to high-speed train passengers. To provide the broadband wireless services in such a high mobility environment, a number of technical challenges should be tackled, such as the severe Doppler shift problem, fast fading channel characteristics, fast power control and fast handover issues. This talk shall present recent research advances in high mobility wireless communications, including the speaker's own research progress in anti-Doppler problem techniques, mobility management, etc.


Pingzhi Fan received his PhD degree in Electronic Engineering from the Hull University, UK. He is currently a professor and director of the institute of mobile communications, Southwest Jiaotong University, China. He is a recipient of the UK ORS Award, the Outstanding Young Scientist Award by NSFC, and the chief scientist of a 973 research project. He served as general chair or TPC chair of a number of international conferences, and is the guest editor-in-chief, guest editor or editorial member of several international journals. He is the founding chair of IEEE VTS BJ Chapter, founding chair of IEEE Chengdu Section. He also served as a board member of IEEE Region 10, IET(IEE) Council and IET Asia-Pacific Region. He has around 200 research papers published in various academic English journals (IEEE/IEE/IEICE, etc), and 8 books (incl. edited) published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd/RSP (1996), IEEE Press (2011, etc), Springer (2004) and Nova Science (2007), and is the inv entor of 20 granted PCT and Chinese patents. His publications have received over 5200 citations (Google Scholar). His research interests include high mobility wireless communications, rapidly time-varying channel modelling and estimation, spread-spectrum and CDMA techniques, information theory & coding, etc. He is a fellow of IEEE, IET(IEE), CIE.

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