Research

Dr. Wang's research interests include adaptive wireless system and mobile applications, communications security, and distributed computing systems. His current research activities include:

  • 5G and beyond/Adaptive Wireless Systems and Networks:
    • Power and Spectrum Efficient 5G Communications
    • Cooperative and Relay Communications
    • Heterogeneous Networks
    • Situational-Aware Adapation and Networking
    • Co-existence and Interference Minimization
  • Communications Security:
    • Authentication, Identification and Access Control
    • Wireless Confidentiality Enhancement
    • Intrusion Detection and Trust/Privacy Management
  • IoT/Emerging Communications/Computing Technologies and Applications:
    • Internet-of-Things
    • Collaborative Edge-Cloud Computing
    • Security and Reliability Enhancement
    • Data analytics and machine learning
    • Distributed Resource Allocation Techniques
    • Position Location Techniques
    • Location-Aware Distributed Systems
  • Transceiver Design in Broadband Wireless Systems:
    • OFDM/OFDMA/MIMO Techniques
    • Wi-Fi, WiMAX and LTE
    • Synchronization Techniques
    • Channel Estimation/Prediction and System Adaptation
  • DSP/FPGA Prototypes Implementation

Research activities in Dr. Wang's goup are supported by various sponsors inclusing NSERC (Disocvery, Idea to Innovation, CRD), Canada Research Chairs, Ontario Centres of Excellences, Canada Foundation for Innovation, industrial partners and the Canadian Defence sector.

My Research Group

Group Picture in October 2010.Dr. Wang currently supervises 17 researchers at Western, manages more than 10 research projects and leads the Innovation Centre for Information Engineering and Laboratory for Emerging Communications Systems, which is supported by Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

One current research theme in the group is the development of dynamic transmission technologies to support smooth ubiquitous communications in the presence of dynamic electromagnetic interference, network traffic and user demand conditions. Dr. Wang and six researchers under his supervision have developed several responsive transmission techniques, which follow-up with real-time variations.

Another aspect of Dr. Wang’s current research program is spectrum and battery power efficiency, and improved mobile communications. Traditional wireless systems are often designed statically, which leads to extremely low spectrum and battery power efficiency. Channel prediction-based power control, location-based network management and spectrum-efficient transmission schemes have been developed to address the difficulties associated with traditional communications systems. Several DSP/FPGA prototypes have been developed to verify these technologies, and several industrial partners have been engaged for commercialization purposes.