Dr. Kezhi Wang

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♣ Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
♣ IEEE Senior Member
♣ HEA Fellow
♣ Ph.D. University of Warwick, United Kingdom (2015)
♣ Associate Editor, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters
♣ Associate Editor, IEEE Communications Letters , 11/2020-
♣ Associate Editor, IEEE Access
♣ Associate Editor, International Journal of Communication Systems
♣ Associate Editor, Frontiers in Communications and Networks
♣ Associate Editor, Peerj Computer Science
♣ Workshops and Symposia Officers, IEEE RIS ETI

Research Interests:
Machine Learning
Intelligent Reflecting Surface (IRS) / Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface (RIS)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Edge Computing
Vehicular Communications
Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communication (URLLC)


Intelligent Reflecting Surface (IRS) / Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface (RIS) for 6G and Beyond Communications:
♣ Tutorial paper: (Available: arXiv)
♣ PPT: (Available: IRS)
♣ Project site: (Available: researchgate)

Publications

Machine Learning for Wireless Networks


♣ Y Luo, J Xu, W Xu, K. Wang, Sliding Differential Evolution Scheduling for Federated Learning in Bandwidth-Limited Networks, IEEE Communications Letters, 2020. (Available: arXiv)
♣ F. Jiang, K. Wang, et al., Stacked Auto Encoder Based Deep Reinforcement Learning for Online Resource Scheduling in Large-Scale MEC networks, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 2020. (Available: arXiv)
♣ F. Jiang, K. Wang, et al., Deep Learning Based Joint Resource Scheduling Algorithms for Hybrid MEC Networks, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 2020. (Available: arXiv)
♣ C. Lu, W. Xu, H. Shen, J. Zhu and K. Wang, MIMO Channel Information Feedback Using Deep Recurrent Network, IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 188-191, Jan. 2019. (Available: arXiv)
♣ C. Lu, W. Xu, S. Jin and K. Wang, Bit-level Optimized Neural Network for Multi-antenna Channel Quantization, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, 2019. (Available: arXiv)
♣ S. Zhu, W. Xu, L. Fan, K. Wang, and G. K. Karagiannidis, A Novel Cross Entropy Approach for Offloading Learning in Mobile Edge Computing, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, 2019. (Available: arXiv)
♣ P. Huang, Y. Wang, K. Wang and K. Yang, Differential Evolution With a Variable Population Size for Deployment Optimization in a UAV-Assisted IoT Data Collection System, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence, 2019. (Available: NRL)
♣ L. Wang, K. Wang, et al., Deep Reinforcement Learning Based Dynamic Trajectory Control for UAV-assisted Mobile Edge Computing, 2020. (Available: arXiv)
♣ L. Wang, K. Wang, et al., Multi-Agent Deep Reinforcement Learning Based Trajectory Planning for Multi-UAV Assisted Mobile Edge Computing, IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, 2020. (Available: arXiv)
♣ F. Jiang, L. Dong, K. Wang, et al, Distributed Resource Scheduling for Large-Scale MEC Systems: A Multi- Agent Ensemble Deep Reinforcement Learning with Imitation Acceleration, 2020. (Available: arXiv)
♣ F. Jiang, K. Wang, et al, AI Driven Heterogeneous MEC System with UAV Assistance for Dynamic Environment - Challenges and Solutions, IEEE Network 2020. (Available: arXiv)
♣ Y. Luo, J. Yang, W. Xu, K. Wang and M. D. Renzo, Power Consumption Optimization Using Gradient Boosting Aided Deep Q-Network in C-RANs, 2020. (Available: ieeexplore)
♣ M. Asim, Y. Wang, K. Wang and P. Huang, A Review on Computational Intelligence Techniques in Cloud and Edge Computing, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence, 2020. (Available: arXiv)
♣ G. Zhou, C. Pan, H. Ren, K. Wang et al, Stochastic Learning-Based Robust Beamforming Design for RIS-Aided Millimeter-Wave Systems in the Presence of Random Blockages, 2020. (Available: arXiv)
♣ L. Wang, K. Wang et al, Joint Trajectory and Passive Beamforming Design for Intelligent Reflecting Surface-Aided UAV Communications: A Deep Reinforcement Learning Approach, 2020. (Available: arXiv)

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Intelligent Reflecting Surface


♣ C. Pan, H. Ren, K. Wang, et al., Intelligent Reflecting Surface Aided MIMO Broadcasting for Simultaneous Wireless Information and Power Transfer, IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications, 2020. (Available: arXiv)
♣ S. Zhou, W. Xu, K. Wang, M. D. Renzo and M.-S Alouini, Spectral and Energy Efficiency of IRS-Assisted MISO Communication with Hardware Impairments, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, 2020. (Available: arXiv)
♣ C. Pan, H. Ren, K. Wang, et al., Multicell MIMO Communications Relying on Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 2020. (Available: arXiv)
♣ G. Zhou, C. Pan, H. Ren, K. Wang and A. Nallanathan, Intelligent Reflecting Surface Aided Multigroup Multicast MISO Communication Systems, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 2020. (Available: arXiv)
♣ S. Zhou, W. Xu, K. Wang, C. Pan, M. Alouini and A. Nallanathan, Ergodic Rate Analysis of Cooperative Ambient Backscatter Communication, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, 2019. (Available: arXiv)
♣ G. Zhou, C. Pan, H. Ren, K. Wang, et al, A Framework of Robust Transmission Design for IRS-aided MISO Communications with Imperfect Cascaded Channels, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 2020. (Available: arXiv)
♣ G. Zhou, C. Pan, H. Ren, K. Wang, M .D. Renzo and A. Nallanathan, Robust Beamforming Design for Intelligent Reflecting Surface Aided MISO Communication Systems, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, 2020. (Available: arXiv)
♣ L. Zhang, C. Pan, Y. Wang, H. Ren, K. Wang, et al, Robust Beamforming Design for Intelligent Reflecting Surface Aided Cognitive Radio Systems with Imperfect Cascaded CSI, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (Under Review), 2020. (Available: arXiv)
♣ S. Hong, C. Pan, H Ren, K. Wang and A. Nallanathan, Artificial-Noise-Aided Secure MIMO Wireless Communications via Intelligent Reflecting Surface, IEEE Transactions on Communications, 2020. (Available: arXiv)
♣ S. Hong, C. Pan, H Ren, K. Wang, K. Chai and A. Nallanathan, Robust Transmission Design for Intelligent Reflecting Surface Aided Secure Communication Systems with Imperfect Cascaded CSI, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (Under Review), 2020. (Available: arXiv)
♣ G. Zhou, C. Pan, H Ren, K. Wang, et al, User Cooperation for IRS-aided Secure SWIPT MIMO: Active Attacks and Passive Eavesdropping, 2020. (Available: arXiv)

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UAV Communications


♣ Y. Ji, Z. Yang, H. Shen, W. Xu, K. Wang and X. Dong, Multi-cell Edge Coverage Enhancement Using Mobile UAV-Relays, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 2020. (Available: arXiv)
♣ Y. Zhou, C. Pan, P. Yeoh, K. Wang, et al., Secure Communications for UAV-Enabled Mobile Edge Computing Systems, IEEE Transactions on Communications, 2019. (Available: NRL)
♣ Y. Wang, Z. Ru, K. Wang and P. Huang, Joint Deployment and Task Scheduling Optimization for LargeScale Mobile Users in Multi-UAV-Enabled Mobile Edge Computing, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 2019. (Available: NRL)
♣ Z. Yang, C. Pan, K. Wang and M. Shikh-Bahaei, Energy Efficient Resource Allocation in UAV-Enabled Mobile Edge Computing Networks, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 18, no. 9, pp. 4576-4589, Sept. 2019. (Available: NRL)
♣ Y. Du, K. Yang, K. Wang, G. Zhang, Y. Zhao and D. Chen, Joint Resources and Workflow Scheduling in UAV-Enabled Wirelessly-Powered MEC for IoT Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 68, no. 10, pp. 10187-10200, Oct. 2019. (Available: NRL)

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Mobile Edge Computing


K. Wang, P. Huang, K. Yang, C. Pan and J. Wang, Unified Offloading Decision Making and Resource Allocation in ME-RAN, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 68, no. 8, pp. 8159-8172, Aug. 2019. (Available: arXiv)
♣ P. Huang, Y. Wang, K. Wang and Z. Liu, A Bilevel Optimization Approach for Joint Offloading Decision and Resource Allocation in Cooperative Mobile Edge Computing, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 2019. (Available: NRL)
♣ Y. Zhou, P. Yeoh, C. Pan, K. Wang, et al., Offloading Optimization for Low-Latency Secure Mobile Edge Computing Systems, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, 2019. (Available: NRL)
♣ X. Wang, K. Wang, et al., Dynamic Resource Scheduling in Mobile Edge Cloud with Cloud Radio Access Network, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 29, no. 11, pp. 2429-2445, 2018. (Available: NRL)
K. Wang, K. Yang and C. S. Magurawalage, Joint Energy Minimization and Resource Allocation in C-RAN with Mobile Cloud, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 760-770, 1 July-Sept. 2018. (Available: arXiv)
♣ L. Zhang, K. Wang, D. Xuan and K. Yang, Optimal Task Allocation in Near-Far Computing Enhanced C-RAN for Wireless Big Data Processing, IEEE Wireless Communications, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 50-55, February 2018. (Available: arXiv)
K. Wang, K. Yang, H. Chen and L. Zhang, Computation Diversity in Emerging Networking Paradigms, IEEE Wireless Communications, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 88-94, February 2017. (Available: arXiv)

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Vehicular Communications


♣ Q. Tang, K. Wang, et al., Congestion Balanced Profits Maximization Charging Strategies for Electric Vehicles, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, (Accepted), 2020
♣ Y. Cao, O. Kaiwartya, C. Han, K. Wang, H. Song and N. Aslam, Toward Distributed Battery Switch Based Electro-Mobility Using Publish/Subscribe System, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 67, no. 11, pp. 10204-10217, Nov. 2018. (Available: NRL)

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Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communication (URLLC)


K. Wang, et al, Packet Error Probability and Effective Throughput for Ultra-reliable and Low-latency UAV Communications, IEEE Transactions on Communications, 2020.
♣ H. Ren, C. Pan, K. Wang, W. Xu, M. Elkashlan and A. Nallanathan, Joint Transmit Power and Placement Optimization for URLLC-enabled UAV Relay Systems, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 2020. (Available: ieeexplore)
♣ H. Ren, C. Pan, K. Wang, Y. Deng, M. Elkashlan and A. Nallanathan, Achievable Data Rate for URLLC-Enabled UAV Systems with 3-D Channel Model, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, 2019. (Available: arXiv)

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Teaching

♣ KF7023 Computer Networks & Operating Systems, 2017-

♣ KF4005 Operating Systems Fundamentals, 2019-

♣ KV5002 Computer Networks, Security, and Operating Systems, 2018-

♣ KF4010 Computing Fundamentals, 2017-

♣ KF7010 Computer Networking, 2017-2019

♣ KF5011 Computer Networks and Control Systems, 2017-2018

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Activities

Guest Editor


♣ 5G and Beyond-5G (B5G) Technologies Enabled Intelligent Wireless Emergency Communications, Journal of Communications and Information Networks, 2020

♣ UAV Assisted Communications and Networking, Physical Communication, 2019

♣ Artificial Intelligence for Physical-Layer Wireless Communications, IEEE Access, 2018

♣ Communication and Computation Cooperation: Principles, Algorithms and Systems, International Journal of Communication Systems, 2017

For Conferences


Workshop Co-Chair, Session Chair, TPC member for various international conferences, e.g., IEEE ICC, Globecom, CIC and VTC, etc.

For Journals


Reviewer of various journals, e.g., IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Access, IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, etc.

Invited Talks


I have been invited to give several talks at various Universities, e.g., University of Exeter, Durham University, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Xidian University, Beijing Institute of Technology, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Chongqing University, Jiangsu University etc.

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